Story: Industrial design

Winning furniture

Winning furniture

Formway Furniture director Mark Pennington is shown in a celebratory mood after the company won an unprecedented two gold medals for its office furniture at the 1999 NeoCon World Trade Fair for Interior Design in Chicago. The Free system of wrap-around work surfaces received the top prize in both the alternative office and computer support categories.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1999/2281
Photograph by John Nicholson

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Michael Smythe, 'Industrial design - Creating competitive advantage', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/41859/winning-furniture (accessed 11 August 2020)

Story by Michael Smythe, published 22 Oct 2014