Press Release
Berlinale 2018: for the first time, design brand Rolf Benz supplies selected festival locations

Nagold/Berlin. Glitz and glamour in the creative capital. When the 68th Berlin International Film Festival takes place between 15th and 25th February 2018, Rolf Benz will also be present as an official supplier. The internationally renowned manufacturer of upholstered furniture is presenting its made in Germany sofas at selected festival locations.

Berlinale key facts: around 400 films, more than 334,000 admission tickets sold and over 21,000 accredited guests from 127 countries. The Berlin International Film Festival, which attracts the attention of millions of cinema goers every year, is one of the film industry’s most important events. The Competition category in particular, in which around 20 hand-picked national and international films compete for the Golden Bear prize and a series of Silver Bears, is followed by culture enthusiasts all over the world. The festival is directed by Dieter Kosslick and producer Tom Tykwer was named as jury president for 2018.

With Rolf Benz from Baden-Württemberg, a well-established German company becomes a supplier to the Berlinale. The internationally renowned furniture brand was founded after the war and is one of the pioneers in design culture. Not only are its sofas and armchairs highly sensitive to contemporary lifestyles, they also offer stylish design, unique seating comfort and sophisticated functionality. Just like Berlinale, Rolf Benz relies on artistic and global values that transcend present times.

The Rolf Benz lifestyle is on display at several selected festival locations. The Berlinale VIP Club in the Grand Hyatt Berlin has been completely redesigned, for example, where the teams for the Competition section are received by the festival director. They relax in this intimate and comfortable retreat, which insiders refer to as “Dieter Kosslick’s living room”, prior to the official Berlinale press conferences. This space has been completely redesigned by the Rolf Benz interior team.

Furthermore, Rolf Benz will furnish the lounge areas in the Potsdamer Platz arcades and a few areas in the Berlinale headquarters with lifestyle furniture from the Black Forest. The fact that festival director Dieter Kosslick comes from Pforzheim on the northern edge of the Black Forest is a pleasing connection.

In addition to other furniture, the Rolf Benz TONDO and NUVOLA sofa ranges are used in Berlin. Both creations have won design awards and enable you to enjoy upholstered furniture in all situations owing to their extensive layouts. "Comfy", as the Germans would say. The international film community will certainly feel it.

More information:
Press Office Rolf Benz Germany / international
Rolf Benz AG & Co KG
Haiterbacher Straße 104
D-72202 Nagold

Herr Jens Kittel
Fon: +49 (0) 7452 – 601 379
Fax: +49 (0) 7452 – 601 378

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