Avro wins Red Dot Award for Product Design

MISSISSAUGA, ON – April 28, 2023 – 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. The annual Red Dot Award: Product Design aims to identify the finest products of the year. The products selected by the Red Dot Jury to receive an award may be aesthetically appealing, functional, smart or innovative, but what sets them apart is their exceptional 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 for all types of travelers. The system boasts elegant design, vivid colors, visionary engineering, and integrated power, elevating any waiting area to feel like a VIP lounge experience. Avro’s universal beam structure for 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. Stackable seating shells and easy onsite assembly further reduce carbon emissions, making Avro an ingenuous, environmentally responsible, and flexible solution.

Experience the award-winning Avro here.

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.

About Arconas
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, Sellex and USM Airportsystems to airports throughout the Americas. For more information, visit arconas.com

For more information or access to high res photos, please contact:
Melissa Lim | Communications and Marketing Manager
905-272-7654 | mlim@arconas.com | arconas.com