Global office furniture experts Bene was behind the interior design and concept development for the Office of the Future, the world’s first 3D printed office.
Bene’s futuristic design concept that focuses on innovative work processes landed the firm the contract to design the interiors of the structure. The office will be used as a temporary office for the Dubai Futures Foundation team, while the Museum of the Future is under construction.
At the centre of the overall design is the BENE IDEA LAB, a workshop room with intelligent media technology that promotes creative processes. The building also holds space for events and exhibitions.
The Office of the Future project is the first major project by the Dubai Futures Foundation, a government initiative aimed at promoting pioneering and innovative projects. It forms part of a comprehensive strategy that presents novel solutions to meet the challenges of the 21st century, placing real estate, construction and design at the heart of its research activities.
“Bene scored points with the strength of its innovation in this exciting project and was able to make a statement in the interior with essential design features”, says Michael Fried, managing director for sales, at Bene.
“With our contribution to the Office of the Future, Bene has once again positioned itself as an international provider of inspiring office and working environments, and shown that investments in futuristic and innovative working environments can have a decisive influence on a company’s economic success,” he added.
“We view this project as a reference point in the development of 3D technology, which will be of major significance for governments, as well as for international research and development centres. We are documenting our experiences with 3D printing over the course of the project and want to build on our experiences so that we can develop the technology even further,” said His Highness Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.