Arconas, the leading manufacturer and distributor of airport and passenger terminal furniture, in collaboration with London-based designed studio Pearson Lloyd, have won the Red Dot: Product Design Award 2023 for Avro, the seating ecosystem built for the future.
The Red Dot Label has gained worldwide recognition as a highly coveted symbol of superior design quality. Since its establishment in 1955, the Red Dot Award has been synonymous with excellence in brand design, communication design, and product design.
“We are very excited to receive this outstanding international design award for Avro,” says Pablo Reich, Arconas’ Executive Vice President. “Our team collaborated with Pearson Lloyd to develop an airport furniture ecosystem that blends thoughtful design, inventive engineering, and sustainable manufacturing practices. Winning this award inspires us to keep creating beautiful, versatile products that enhance the passenger experience.”
“We are delighted to receive the Red Dot for Avro,” says Luke Pearson, Director at Pearson Lloyd. “We have designed Avro to offer as much flexibility and adaptability as possible. Carefully considered materials and a unique approach to delivering power and data with modular components will future-proof a product designed to last.”
Avro offers terminal operators a single, endlessly flexible seating system, boasting elegant design, vivid colors, visionary engineering, and integrated power, to elevate any waiting area to feel like a VIP lounge experience. Avro’s universal beam structure provides easy installation, removal, or replacement of all seat types, while being simple to maintain, clean, and reconfigure. Avro’s production and distribution processes prioritize environmental responsibility and efficiency, using endlessly recyclable aluminum for structural components and ensuring easy replaceability to minimize waste and maximize lifespan, making Avro an ingenuous, environmentally responsible, and flexible solution.
About Pearson Lloyd
The London-based design studio, founded by Luke Pearson and Tom Lloyd, has worked across the workplace, aviation, urban design and healthcare sectors with a goal to identify and respond to the shifting patterns of behaviour in contemporary life.
The studio takes a collaborative approach to its work, embracing the restrictions imposed by production, the market and all the other factors that define a brief. Its work is grounded in research, and at the core is an attempt to understand the relationship between a product, its place and the way people use it.
In 2008, Tom and Luke were awarded the distinction of Royal Designers for Industry by The Royal Society of Arts, and in August 2012 were named one of the top 50 designers ‘Shaping the Future’ by Fast-Co Magazine in New York.
Learn more about Pearson Lloyd at pearsonlloyd.com.
Arconas is a leading manufacturer and distributor of high-performance furniture for airports and public spaces. We are dedicated to enhancing passenger experiences with a suite of quality seating, power, waste & recycling, and modular counter solutions. Arconas has completed over 400 airport installations worldwide. Arconas is also the exclusive distributors of top European furniture manufacturers Bene, Auweko, Green Furniture Concept, and USM Airportsystems to airports throughout the Americas. For more information, visit arconas.com.
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