"We are very happy about this news and are grateful to the jury of the German Design Council for the award. We would also like to congratulate the NARBUTAS team and thank them for believing in our concept," said designers Christina Strand and Niels Hvass, authors of SOFT ROCK. "The managing team developed and found innovative solutions for the new product during difficult pandemic times, without whose dedication the award would not have been possible."
The new generation of employees inspired the Danish design studio Strand+Hvass to create a collection that reflects the changes in the office space and the people who work there.
"From the very beginning, we tried to define the needs of the new generation. How and from what kind of places people choose to work. What we see now are the changes. Not only the desk but also soft seating in lounge areas becomes a workplace for employees. Thus, the demand for more casual, relaxed working spaces is increasing, with, at the same time, the need for constant motion," said Niels Hvass and Christina Strand.