Red Dot AwardEssen - Germany
Benu FLOW is a new addition to the Benu PET concept, Christian Fischbacher’s pioneer-technology of converting post-consumer PET bottles into fabrics for home furnishings. This soft-flowing voile combines a 100% recycled material with inherent flame-retardancy and has met with a lot of excitement among ecologically-minded architects. For the first time, it has become possible to produce a flame retardant fabric from yarn made 100% out of recycled PET bottles. The bottles are collected in Northern Italy, cleaned and pressed. They are then shredded into flakes, melted, and spun into polyester yarn with a flame retardant additive. Through this process, the yarn becomes “inherently flame retardant” – that is, the flame retardancy is due to the molecular structure of the fibre. All fabrics in the Benu© collection are made from recycled materials and stand for sustainability and environmentally friendly manufacturing.
295 cm / 5 colours / 100% PES FR
InnovationspreisFrankfurt - Germany
InnovationspreisUS - San Francisco
AIT Innovation Award for the ‘high-stick’ fabric.
The competition for the Architecture, Textile and Contract Innovation Award is held in cooperation with the AIT trade medium. The award is given to textile products and room concepts whose design and technical aspects meet outstanding architectural criteria. The products are on show in a special exhibition during Heimtextil.
Interior Innovation Award 2011USA
Interior Innovation Award Cologne
The award recognizes the innovative excellence of the exhibitors at imm cologne. Five categories of awards are: Best Item, Best Solutions in Detail, Material Innovation, and Innovation Classic and includes new products that have already been introduced in the market or are premiered at imm cologne.
Materialica Design and Technology AwardUSA
For the past eight years, MunichExpo has hosted the MATERIALICA Design + Technology Award, as a platform for designers, material manufacturers, developers, engineers and producers to come together and share ideas.
The main focal point of this award is on aerospace, automotive, engineering, sports and technical consumer goods, that highlight and demonstrate the importance of the interrelation of materials for industrial design-oriented applications.
Exhibitor Award Design PlusUS - New York
Exhibitor Award Design Plus
Attractive styling is not enough – Since 1983 the Design Plus Award has been given to products that persuasively combine aesthetic qualities and functionality. This competition is organised by the Design and Life Initiative (Initiative Form und Leben) and sponsored by Messe Frankfurt Exhibition GmbH, the German Design Council (Rat für Formgebung), Frankfurt, and the Association of the German Chambers of Industry and Commerce (Industrie- und Handelskammertag – DIHK), Berlin.
The award-winning products will be on show at the exhibition in the Galleria throughout Ambiente.