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Bo Bedre design award for Flokk

This week Flokk was awarded “Manufacturer of the year” by prestigious Norwegian design magazine Bo Bedre . For the twelfth year in a row they have done a deep dive into Norwegian design – highlighting sustainable and innovative solutions.

What was the criteria? 

The 'Manufacturer of the Year' prize is awarded to a Norwegian company that uses design as a strategic tool to build their profile and business, and that contributes to promoting Norwegian design both nationally and internationally.

Bo Bedre Design Award nominees

Flokk among Bo Bedre Design Award nominees

Comments from the jury

"If the last six months has showed us anything, then it is that we are moving towards a more flexible life, and a future with extended use of home office in meetings. And with that we look to the office furniture manufacturers. We want to sit ergonomically correct, on sustainable materials, executed with extreme precision using modern technology.

We also want furniture to be aesthetically beautiful additions to our interiors. Through their nine brands, Manufacturer of the year offers all this. In addition, it contributes with sustaining Norwegian and Scandinavian production and industry.

The Manufacturer of the year has also been noticed the last year by throwing light on their sustainable production, through the much-talked about and recognized stand during Stockholm Furniture Fair last year – and also through their own sustainability department, investments in environmental solutions and research, and a collaboration with Sintef.

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Another exciting collaboration is with the prestigious design school ECAL in Switzerland. The manufacturer wants to learn from young heads, it wants to push forward and not stagnate – and at the same time pass knowledge on to the next generation. In other words, a manufacturer for the future.

The award goes to Flokk."

Click here for a full overview of this years winners

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Øystein Audstad, Design Manager at Flokk together with course leader and designer Camille Blin from ECAL

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1st year Master students from ECAL showing their collaboration work

Friends of Flokk

Also one of Flokks long time collaborators, designer Jonas Stokke made an impression on the jury. Together with the well known Norwegian designer Andreas Engelsvik, they won the prize for "Furniture of the year" for a sitting bench, produced by Vestre for the new Munch-museum.

Congrats!

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Winner of "Furniture of Year"  – designed by Jonas Stokke and Andreas Engelsvik for Vestre.

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