HAT Collective Wins GOOD DESIGN® 2021 Award

Elle Family

Elle Collection Recognized for Design Excellence in Prestigious International Competition

HAT Collective, a leader in ergonomic, design-forward workplace solutions that allows people to work their way, announced today that its Elle Collection was named a GOOD DESIGN® 2021 Award winner. ​​Founded in 1950 by Charles and Ray Eames and Eero Saarinen, the GOOD DESIGN award program brands itself as the oldest and the world’s most recognized program for design excellence worldwide.

“HAT Collective strives to put innovative design, ergonomics and easy user functionality at the heart of every product we develop,” said HAT Collective Chief Marketing Officer Libby Ferin. “To be recognized as a leader in these areas is gratifying and affirms our commitment to providing exceptionally designed workplace solutions.”

Manufactured at HAT Collective’s Danish design and manufacturing facility, the height-adjustable, fully customizable collection promotes an active work environment with an unmistakable European flare. The Elle Collection allows people to work their way — whether in the office or at home, sitting or standing, together or at a distance. Each product within the collection is highly customizable in scale and materiality. The Elle Collection debuted at NeoCon 2021 and includes:

  • Elle: An elegant, Parsons-style table that offers unmatched stability compared to other 4-leg, height-adjustable models
  • Ellehaven: A height-adjustable worksurface that provides the ultimate in group collaboration
  • Two static tables: Available in either a fixed-height sitting or standing option

Now in its 71st year, the GOOD DESIGN award program is organized annually by The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design in cooperation with the European Centre for Architecture, Art, Design and Urban Studies, and Metropolitan Arts Press Ltd. The GOOD DESIGN Award seeks to honor recipients for quality design of the highest form, function and aesthetic.

More than 1,100 award recipients from more than 40 countries were recognized this year in categories ranging from electronics and transportation to medical equipment, furniture, graphics and packaging. Among the 2021 winners were globally recognized brands such as Ferrari SpA., Google LLC., LG Electronics and Johnson & Johnson Company.

For more information on Elle Collection, visit HATCollective.com.

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About The Chicago Athenaeum

The Chicago Athenaeum (www.chi-athenaeum.org) is a global nonprofit education and research institute supported by its members. Its mission is to provide public education about the significance of architecture and design and how those disciplines can have a positive effect on the human environment.

About The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies

The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies (www.europeanarch.eu) is dedicated to public education concerning all aspects of the built environment – from entire cities to individual buildings – including the philosophical issues of arts and culture that ultimately give the final shape to design. A high emphasis exists on contemporary values and aesthetics, conservation and sustainability, and the theoretical exploration and advancement of art and design as the highest expression of culture and urbanism.

The GOOD DESIGN® is a trademark of The Chicago Athenaeum and The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies in the US, UK, and EU.

About HAT Collective

HAT Collective specializes in design-forward, ergonomic, and highly customizable workspace solutions for the contract furniture market. Our sophisticated product lines showcase craftsmanship and design innovation, effectively improving wellness and increasing productivity. Whether you prefer mobile, adaptable or stationary solutions, HAT Collective empowers you to create your ideal workspace. In addition to product excellence, we are always working to make life easier for our network of dealers. We prioritize quick shipping, customer service, and exceptional levels of support. At HAT Collective, we remain committed to excellence and affordability. In the traditional office or the home office, sitting or standing, together or at a distance, our refined product collection lets you work your way. HAT Collective’s parent company, Innovative Ergonomic Solutions (IES), maintains its headquarters in Easton, Pa., with manufacturing facilities in the United States, Denmark and Asia. The brand also operates six showrooms across the U.S. HAT Collective is one of several brands from IES. More information can be found at www.hatcollective.com.