(PRWEB) June 13, 2012
Offecct has today announced winner of the prestigious Offecct Prize 2012 in the form of a grant of SEK 10 000 and a diploma.
The Offecct Prize was established in 2010 in order to reward a young promising architectural student at KTH School of Architecture in Stockholm, Sweden, in Offecct's ambition to promote the next generation of architects.
n 20 years Offecct has grown to become a major furniture manufacturer with high design ambitions, which is evident in the many international design awards that Offecct has received. Offecct works closely with architects both as designers and as clients, and sees the Offecct Prize as a way to honor good architecture.
The winner of the 2012 Offecct Prize was selected by a jury consisting of: Jannice Johansson, Tengbom, Jury President; Tim Anstey, KTH School of Architecture; Mark Isitt, Architectural Writer; Johan Larsson, Koncept; and Lina Svensson, Offecct.
The four projects nominated to the 2012 Offecct Prize were:
Offecct has the pleasure to present that the winner of the Offecct Prize 2012 is Marios Aphram with the project “Dendron Research Station.”
“The Dendron Research Station communicates a spectacular spatial experience generated with great economy of means. Through a single design principle – combining choice of site and a unitary structural system – it creates a persuasive variety of spaces in which to house its programme.
It is investigative and innovative and thereby part of a proud tradition and discourse within architecture. It contributes to an increasingly important discussion on sustainability and, further, is extremely well and thoroughly communicated, specifically through its use of drawing.”
Marios Aphram has studied architecture at the University of East London and at the KTH School of Architecture in Stockholm.
All the nominated projects are on display in Offecct’s showroom at Torsgatan 13, Stockholm, between June 12 and August 31 (closed between July 4 and August 5).
Offecct was founded in 1990 by CEO Kurt Tingdal and Design Manager Anders Englund, and is situated in Tibro, Sweden. Offecct has 42 people employed with sales of SEK 115 million. More than 50% of the sales are made up of exports to 55 countries.
Offecct has grown rapidly to become a major furniture manufacturer with high design ambitions, which is particularly evident in the many international design awards that Offecct has received over the years. Offecct believes that qualitative, innovative and sustainable design creates interiors that have a positive impact on people - in meetings, at home and at work. Offecct works closely with some of the world's most renowned designers.
Offecct also believes that Corporate Social Sustainability (CSR) is as important as quality and design, which is evident in the choice of materials, energy, transportation and logistics. Many of Offecct´s products have been approved by the Nordic ecolabel, and Offecct is also certified in accordance with ISO 9001 (quality) as well as ISO 14001 (environmental).
Several public spaces all over the world have been furnished with objects from Offecct. A few examples are the offices of Skype and the Swedish Association of Architects as well as Nobis Hotel in Stockholm; MoMA and the MTV studio in New York, Microsoft in Hong Kong, Philips in Istanbul, MoMA (The Museum of Modern Art) in New York; Schiphol in Holland, Statoil in Norway, and BMW in Belgium.
For further information and high resolution images, please contact:
Ulrika Darheden, Marketing Assistant, OFFECCT AB, phone: +46 504 415 00
Kurt Tingdal, CEO OFFECCT AB, phone: +46 504 415 00
High resolution images can be downloaded from http://www.offecct.se