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HÅG Futu task chair wins 2010 Green GOOD DESIGN Award

Elegant seating design is 96% recyclable, earns four design awards

SPRING LAKE, Mich. – October 27, 2010 – The HÅG Futu® task chair has earned the 2010 Green GOOD DESIGN Award™ for its outstanding environmental design and low carbon footprint, the fourth product design earned by this remarkably elegant, compact chair comprised of only seven different materials.

HÅG Futu also has earned the Red Dot Award, as well as the Award for Design Excellence and Environmental Award from the Norwegian Design Council. GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality Certified®, HÅG Futu was one of three HÅG chairs used by delegates at the 15th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP15) in 2009, held in Copenhagen.

HÅG's core values and functionality are expressed in steely elegance with HÅG Futu. Following the classic Scandinavian design philosophy, HÅG Futu offers full task-chair functionality and adjustability in an extremely slender package. It was extensively tested and designed for one-size seating and operational ease, and is 96 percent recyclable. HÅG Futu® task chair was designed by Leif Isachsen / Kobe Design of Oslo, Norway, and is manufactured by HAG AS, part of Scandinavian Business Seating. In North America, HÅG Futu is available through www.izzyplus.com

The Green GOOD DESIGN Award, recognition of the world’s leading sustainable green design, is a new addition to the internationally recognized GOOD DESIGN program, founded in Chicago in 1950. The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and the European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies accept applications for this annual design competition. For the list of 2010 award winners, visit http://www.europeanarch.eu/awards.html

About HÅG

HÅG has been developing, producing and marketing original office chairs since 1943. Today, HÅG is part of Scandinavian Business Seating, Scandinavia’s leading group in the design and production of office chairs and seating solutions for private and public office environments. The group owns the Scandinavian brands HÅG, RBM and RH, which work together to realise the group’s vision to: “Make the world a better place to sit”. Contact: info@hag.no or www.hag-global.com.

About izzy+

The people at izzy+ (www.izzyplus.com) design, manufacture and market office furniture and seating that help designers create inspiring spaces for Learning, Working, Living and Healing. You can find these award-winning products under the brand names izzy, HÅG, Harter, Fixtures Furniture, Zoom Seating and ABCO Office Furniture. Based in Spring Lake, Mich., U.S., izzy+ is a business of JSJ Corporation of Grand Haven, Michigan. 

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