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Soundsticks® by Andrea Ruggiero.
Soundsticks® by Andrea Ruggiero.

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Soundsticks® wins Green Good Design Award

Offecct’s sound absorbing room divider Soundsticks®, designed by Andrea Ruggiero, has been named a winner of the Green Good Design 2020 awards. Soundsticks®, made of 100 percent recycled material, won an award in the Green Product category.

Founded in Chicago in 1950 by Eero Saarinen and Charles and Ray Eames, Good Design remains the oldest and most established awards program for the most innovative and visionary new product design worldwide. Through the years, the award has been given to everything and anything from NASA to a paperclip.

Now, 70 years after the founding of Good Design, The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies continue a special edition of Green Good Design under the concept “Design a better world now”. It focuses on the most important new international products that are fully sustainable and compatible with the highest standards of good environment. For Offecct, a win in the Green Product 2020 category is further testimony to the company’s strong sustainability and environmentally friendly approach.

Soundsticks® was launched in early 2019 after two years of development in collaboration with designer Andrea Ruggiero. Made of textile scraps molded into the shape of a tube, Soundsticks® are covered with left-over textile from production and held together at the ends by recycled aluminum caps. This unique product can be hung from rails in a linear or radial pattern depending on need and space.

"Offecct is delighted and honored to receive this award. Naturally, we’re happy for many reasons, but in particular because a product with a very strong sustainability story is being acknowledged. Soundsticks® is a completely circular product, we use our own left-over material for a new, functional purpose that is completely in line with what we stand for at Offecct. What’s more, the product feels completely relevant in terms of future challenges. I think we need to solve the problem of social distancing in everyday life and Soundsticks® is a beautiful solution for dividing up a room," says Maria Olofsson Karemyr, Brand Manager at Offecct.

Green Good Design award winners, chosen for their use of innovative and sustainable methods, processes, material and technology that have a positive impact on the environment, will be featured in the book Green Good Design 2019-2020 book, and online at good-designawards.com.

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Offecct AB headquarters and production in Tibro, Sweden. The company was founded in 1990 by Kurt Tingdal and Anders Englund. The group has 70 employees and sales of SEK 180 million. The business is run in own premises which have a total area of around 20 000 m2. The company has showrooms in Stockholm, Gothenburg, Malmoe and Tibro (SE), Oslo (NO), Copenhagen (DK), London (UK), Amsterdam and Rotterdam (NL), Düsseldorf and Munich (DE), Milan (IT), New York (US) and Singapore (SG). Offecct is since 2017 a part of the Flokk - the market leader in the design, development and production of workplace furniture in Europe.

For more information, please contact:
Press support and images: Linn Engelmark, +46 (0)70 87 20 215, linn.engelmark@offecct.se
Press corporate: Tove Regnander, +46 (0)76 785 58 01, tove@grandrelations.com

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Maria Olofsson Karemyr

Maria Olofsson Karemyr

Press contact Brand Manager +46 701 49 10 81
Elin Ingblom

Elin Ingblom

Press contact Marketing & PR Coordinator Request images & samples +46 708 72 02 15

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The Offecct collection enable the creation of interiors that stimulate creativity and communication between people.

As Offecct is a design company, the highest level of design in every detail is the basis of our operation. To us it´s not enough to launch another chair or sofa into the market. We want to add other qualities in addition to aesthetics with every new product that we releases. This ambition is the core of the Offecct Lifecircle philosophy.

BETTER MEETINGS, A BETTER WORLD
Our passion lies in developing design for meetings between people. Our craftsmen and women, raised in a strong local furniture-making tradition, collaborate with leading international designers to create solutions that inspire creative discussions and stimulate the sharing of thoughts and ideas.

We are also convinced that we can and must have a positive impact on the world around us. This is why it is only natural for us to be sustainable in everything we do – environmentally, socially and financially. We call our philosophy Offecct Lifecircle.

OFFECCT AB
Skövdevägen
543 21 Tibro
Sweden