Local office-furniture producer, AngelShack, has been widely appraised for its innovative designs, having recently won the Accenture Innovation Index Award in Gauteng and the prestigious Good Design Award in Chicago earlier this year. Not only did AngelShack take the centre stage at the Accenture Innovation Index Awards ceremony, the creative furniture manufacturer was measured, recognised and rewarded for innovation across four separate categories including Product Development, Process Design, System Design and Service Delivery. AngelShack’s expertise in manufacturing and distribution, mentorship, research and development and sustainability secured the Apex Award, handed to companies with less than R40million turnover per annum. Accenture South Africa’s Marketing and Communications Director, Mandisa Ntlokosi adds, “Innovation is crucial for our country’s rise and fuel for its progress. Companies which prize innovation tend to be leaders in a range of best practice and The Accenture Innovation Index recognises and supports this. Now in its second year, the Index was inundated with hundreds of nominations from across the country.” “This year’s event saw a number of strong contenders. After intensive panel interviews and succeeding the Index criteria checklists, it was evident that AngelShack has found its passion and does not settle for mediocrity. The local furniture producer continues to innovate and invest into Research and Development as the company leads the way by literally living the company ethos, ‘to change the game’.”“To win two significant awards so early in the year is wonderful news and great encouragement to inspire and drive further innovation within our company”, comments Linda Trim, Sales and Marketing Director for AngelShack. “AngelShack recognises the importance of Research and Development by investing a substantial amount into our products year-on-year. The POP task chair was a successful collaboration with German Industrial designer, Stefan Brodbeck, which produced a global product that cleverly combines support, comfort and style, while placing South African design back on the map.” The award winning POP office chair provides full ergonomic support enabling the work team to fulfil a productive and stimulating day at the office. The following key features and benefits were recognised by the Good Design Awards team: • Perfect Operating Position technology that provides nine ergonomic adjustment options; • Open weave textiles for air flow and thermal comfort; • An extensive colour range which includes a unique production feature – heat shrunk mesh allowing for higher quality production and less maintenance repairs; • A five year guarantee whereby faulty chairs are collected, replaced and repaired. “At AngelShack our mission is simple; to be the number one choice for thinking people who want to work in a better world. Why can’t we produce local office furniture that is innovative, easy to order, comfortable and provides support all day long? Our company aspires to be a GameChanger which is evident through our world-class ideas all produced right here in the heart of Johannesburg, and now recognised through our collection of local and international awards,” concludes Linda Trim from AngelShack. Visit: www.angelshack.biz
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