HÅG Futu Wins the 2010 Green GOOD DESIGN™ Award


HÅG Futu wins a new prestigious award.

Among thousands of submissions from 46 countries HÅG Futu has been awarded in the category Product Design for its outstanding environmental design and low carbon footprint. HÅG strengthens its environmental leadership and was the only task chair awarded in its category. Since the launch in 2008 the chair has received several international recognitions such as the internationally renowned Red Dot Award and the Design Excellence Award and the Environmental Award from the Norwegian Design Council.

With HÅGs long term investments in sustainable design, a 20 years track record with innovative and ground braking office chairs, they have yet again proved their role as a successful environmental pioneer within the office furniture industry. The Green GOOD DESIGN™ Award is a new addition to the established and internationally recognized GOOD DESIGN™ program which was founded in Chicago in 1950. The aim of the award is to bring a public appreciation and awareness of a new design paradigm led by the current generations of visionary architects, designers, urban planners, corporations, governments, individuals, and private and public institutions.

The Green GOOD DESIGN™ Awards give recognition to those that have advanced exceptional thinking and inspired greater progress toward a healthier and more sustainable world based on the ideals of energy conservation, reduction of toxic waste and green house gases, diminishing dependence of fossil fuels, pollution, and the depletion of the world energy resources. The Award is given by the European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies and the Chicago Athenaeum – Museum of Architecture and Design
– through its new Green GOOD DESIGN™ program.

For more information, please contact:
Lars I Roiri, CEO Scandinavian Business Seating
+47 22 59 59 00

Morten Westberg, Business Development Director
+47 93 41 54 75, morten.westberg@sbseating.com

Carl Peter Aaser, VP Environment HÅG
+47 92 62 02 26, carl.aaser@sbseating.com

For high resolution images, please contact:
Graphic Designer Silje Sivertsen
+47 22 59 59 00, silje.sivertsen@sbseating.com

Facts about Scandinavian Business Seating:
HÅG is Scandinavia’s leading brand within the development, design and manufacturing of seating solutions for private and public office environments. HÅG’s mission statement is to provide the best seating solutions by bringing movement and variation to the work place. HÅG is owned by Scandinavian Business Seating who also owns the leading Scandinavian brands RH and RBM. Common to all the brands is a strong focus on visual design, health, the environment and quality. The company has more than 450 employees who together strive to fulfill the company’s vision: “To make the world a better place to sit!”. Scandinavian Business Seating is one of Europe’s largest suppliers of seating for the contract market.