Leading Australian designer and manufacturer of commercial furniture, Schiavello Group is collaborating with Austrian company Bene across Australia and New
Zealand to introduce Bene’s modern living office concepts to the local markets.
Bene has a significant global presence with operations in 37 countries, specialising
in bringing contemporary design, high quality and integrated technological
solutions into the office workplace. Founded in the 1790s as a family carpentry
business in Austria, Bene began specialising in office furniture in 1950 and
has since evolved into the undisputed market leader of living office solutions across
Schiavello’s collaborative relationships with international designers reflect
the company’s commitment to design excellence and quality, and dedication to
transforming the workplace landscape in Australia.
According to Belinda Joyce, Partnership Manager at Schiavello, Bene is
considered a global leader in workplace design, creating solutions as dynamic
as the roles and requirements of the users they support. She adds that Schiavello’s
market reputation based upon outstanding client service in combination with the
quality and innovation of Bene’s solutions will provide a compelling value
proposition for their clients across Australia and New Zealand.
Synonymous with innovative office concepts, Bene is known for integrating
advanced technological solutions into the workplace using products such as Nice
Wall and PARCS to progressively support physical and remote presentation
solutions. Bene’s offering of a complete technology solution supports team
productivity and professional presentations across physical and virtual
Some of these technologies include DOCKLANDS that provides solutions for
temporary periods of concentration; PARCS, a lively, interactive and
multi-dimensional product integrating people, technology, space requirements
and media; and the management and conferencing programme FILO, which focuses
upon people and their interaction, and intelligent integration of media
Bene also boasts of dynamic collaborations with world-renowned designers
including London-based Pearson Lloyd who designed DOCKLANDS and PARCS, and the
multi award winning design practice from Vienna, EOOS, who designed FILO.
Michael Fried, Member of Executive Board Bene AG comments that Bene
represents constant innovation and premium quality in office design resulting
in their sales activities being focused on customer groups driven by innovative
Bene has aligned their new sales organisation along three sales channels
- direct business, project business and dealer support - to achieve an
intelligent market footprint and is concentrating on major international
Observing that Australia and New Zealand are
important markets for Bene, he added that the partnership with Schiavello came
through following their search for a supplier with the integrity, market
reputation, and proven service and delivery network to support the sale of Bene’s
office solutions in the region.