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BENE nominated for design award

17. February 2010

Austrian furniture specialist BENE has been shortlisted for the Brit Insurance Designs of the Year awards with their new PARCS product range, designed by the UK-based team PearsonLloyd.  

Brit Insurance Designs of the Year is the London Design Museum’s annual exploration of the most innovative, interesting and forward-looking new work in design of all kinds, from around the world.

The exhibition presents around 100 projects which are a selection from those nominated by a group of internationally respected design experts, curators, critics, practitioners and enthusiasts.

The nominated designs fall into seven categories - architecture, fashion, furniture, graphics, interactive, product and transport. They can be designed by a practice, team or individual. A winner for each category will be selected by an international jury and one overall winner will be awarded Brit Insurance Design of the Year 2010 at an awards dinner in March.


Working together with Bene, the London design studio PearsonLloyd has developed a completely new, unconventional furniture collection – a new concept of office life. PARCS is a room-shaping furniture programme that can be assembled in many different combinations, creating an inspiring working environment for meetings, spontaneous exchange, waiting and relaxing.

PARCS offers exciting enhancements to typical office layouts. The office is defined as an open urban landscape. With PARCS, new and visually stimulating accents can be given to the typically underutilised zones and transition areas between office spaces with clear functional roles. Similar to squares and parks in cities, these "in between" zones are available for communal use.

The friendly shapes of the PARCS furniture collection and its colours – sometimes minimalist, sometimes trendy – convey a feeling of lightness. The style, according to the London designers, "has been consciously kept calm, peaceful and neutral. At the same time, it is decidedly modern".