March 2013

Red Dot Design Award

The Red Dot Design Award is internationally desired and highly regarded. As a seal of quality for aesthetic designs it is only awarded for works that could convince the Red Dot jury by their high design standards. We won the award for our fabric Benu Flow. The award-winning fabric, 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.