Nordic Furniture Contract Takes Home a Win at Interior Design’s Best of Year Event
NEW YORK — December 4, 2017 — Nordic Furniture Contract , manufacturer of innovative solutions for contemporary
work culture, is excited to announce that its multifunctional Boccaporto seating product, designed by
Metrica, brought home an honor in the Furniture: Contract/Pods category at Interior Design’s 12th Annual
Best of Year (BoY) awards event. The annual ceremony, which was held on Friday, December 1st at the
Frank Gehry-designed IAC Building in New York City, drew more than 1,000 designers, architects, and
manufacturers, to celebrate products and projects that represent design excellence.
“We are honored that Boccaporto was selected by Interior Design magazine as one of the best products
of the year,” says Koray Malhan, Chief Design Officer at Nordic Furniture Contract. “It is even more special to stand
alongside the talented global design community, putting forth products and projects that are challenging
the way we see the world, offering new perspectives and tools to a constantly evolving society.”
Designed by Metrica for Nordic Furniture Contract, Boccaporto is an innovative dual seating and working unit,
developed for open offices and public areas. In addition to the single seat, Boccaporto is also offered in
double-seat versions. This unique collection provides an isolated environment for employees to work
alone or as a team, creating an opportunity for both privacy and collaboration.
Interior Design's Best of Year is the design industry's premiere design awards program, honoring the
most significant work of the year as well as recognizing designers, architects and manufacturers from
around the globe. Now celebrating its 12th year, Interior Design's Best of Year has become the ultimate
measure of excellence, showcasing what's happening today in every category of design while
simultaneously setting the bar even higher for the future. Winners were announced live at the awards
ceremony by hosts Cindy Allen, Editor in Chief, and Carol Cisco, Publisher of Interior Design . Nordic Furniture Contract,
along with the other awardees, took home the coveted Best of Year bulb award, designed by Harry Allen.
About Nordic Furniture Contract:
Established in 1972, Nordic Furniture Contract aims to develop the highest quality ideas, standards, and design
concepts towards the creation of “the architecture of furnishing”. As an award-winning brand which
transforms simple lines into design pieces with an emphasis on quality, Nordic Furniture Contract has maintained a
strong presence in the furniture sector since the early 70’s and has been continuously delivering creative
designs to the industry. Nordic Furniture Contract prides itself in being a design platform and often collaborates with
different designers to expand its product portfolio. Today, Nordic Furniture Contract operates with 750 employees in
more than 30 locations ranging from New York to Singapore globally and continues its rapid international
growth. For additional information on Nordic Furniture Contract, visit:
http://www.nordic furniturecontract.com .
Nordic Furniture Contract Tola Chair Awarded German Design Award
Innovative manufacturer brings home honor for design excellence
Launched in 2012, by the German Design Council, the German Design Awards is one of the most well-respected design competitions in the world. A jury of design experts from various disciplines select each winner based on a rigorous evaluation of the product’s quality and unique contribution to the international design landscape. Nordic Furniture Contract’s Tola chair was one of 45 products to be awarded this year out of approximately 2,500 entries.
“We are honored that Tola was selected as a winner of this prestigious award,” says Koray Malhan, Chief Design Officer of Nordic Furniture Contract. “Nordic Furniture Contract’s team of designers are continuously encouraged to create innovative products that provoke a larger discussion about society and culture—challenging both the architect and the end-user to see the world from a new perspective. Tola is representative of this methodology, inspiring a re-evaluation of the traditional workplace layout.”
Conceptualized by f/p design’s Fritz Frenkler and Anette Ponholzer for Nordic Furniture Contract, the Tola office and conference chair is designed to respond to a shift in workplace culture, where hierarchal distinctions are are becoming less prominent. Tola is versatile in its appearance, with modular, overlapping back shells that look equally as stylish as a low back conference chair, high back executive chair, or as bench seating. Tola's thoughtful design is timeless and functional, allowing the seat to fit perfectly into an office or residential environment.
Tola has received various accolades in the past, including the 2013 Red Dot Design Award, the 2014 IF Product Design Award, and the 2016 Green Good Design Award. To receive additional information on Tola and Nordic Furniture Contract’s vast product offerings, please visit: www.nordiccurniturecontract.com
Nordic Furniture Contract is Now Available in Singapore
Nordic Furniture Contract, the leading international office furniture manufacturer of innovative solutions for contemporary work culture, is proud to announce its expansion into Singapore market through a partnership with Vanguard Interiors.
On June 20th, Nordic Furniture Contract celebrated its new partnership with Vanguard Interiors through a launch event held at the Vanguard Campus in Kallang, Singapore. The evening started with a presentation by Nordic Furniture Contract’s Brand and Design Director, Koray Malhan about his design philosophy and inspirations from his studies in music, sociology, philosophy, semiology, architecture and linguistics. The guests enjoyed a special wine and dine experience afterwards. Both Vanguard Interiors and Nordic Furniture Contract will focus on supplying transportation solutions and work closely on airport projects in Asia.
“Nordic Furniture Contract is growing every day with new design collaborations, innovative workplace solutions and strong global distribution partners. We are very excited to offer our newest workplace and transportation products to the Singapore market with Vanguard Interiors, a very reliable expert in the industry.”
Mr Ong Kok Thai, the President of Vanguard Interiors added, “It is not often that we come across an opportunity to partner with such an impressive company as Nordic Furniture Contract. Not only does Nordic Furniture Contract have the same aspirations as Vanguard, they also share the same long term objectives that we have and that makes for a perfect fit between our two companies. I am honoured and humbled to announce Nordic Furniture Contract's appointment of Vanguard Group as their exclusive dealer for Singapore.”