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 Europe.

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 environments.

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 technology.

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 design solutions.

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 cities.

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.