KONE receives a coveted iF Design Award for its innovative turnstile solution

February 26, 2015

KONE Corporation, press release, February 26, 2015

KONE, a global leader in the elevator and escalator industry, has won an iF Design Award for its KONE Turnstile 100 solution. The awarded turnstile sets a new standard for innovative and timeless visual design and functionality, while improving building security, guidance and convenience. This is the third time that KONE has been recognized in the renowned competition. 

The iF Design Awards' jury of experts evaluated nearly 5,000 top-class entries from 55 countries enrolled in the competition for 2015. Judging was based on criteria such as design quality, choice of materials and degree of innovation. The iF Design Awards have highlighted outstanding achievements in design since 1953.

The next generation KONE Turnstile 100 is KONE's response to the increasing need for smarter buildings and cities in the face of rapid urbanization around the world. The visually appealing turnstile can be integrated with all KONE People Flow Intelligence solutions to enable smooth people flow from the building's lobby area to a user's final destination. It features a range of intelligent guidance and security options that meet the requirements of modern-day structures such as office and multipurpose buildings, which have high demands with regard to access control and maintaining an unhindered flow of people.

Constructed from durable, high-quality steel and glass, the aesthetically inspiring and timeless KONE Turnstile 100 creates a lasting first impression on visitors. Its style and signalization are designed to match other award-winning KONE products, as well as the KONE People Flow Intelligence solutions family.

"We are very proud to have received this prestigious award for KONE Turnstile 100. We wanted to design a smart and stylish turnstile that enables people to intuitively be guided through a building's entrance and lobby area from the moment they enter the building. It is important to us that architects and builders need not compromise between functionality and style," said Antti Ruutu, Head of KONE's Door Business.

This latest recognition from the iF Product Design Awards is one of several prestigious distinctions KONE has received for product design. The KONE RL20 elevator car ceiling light and the KSP 858 touch screen destination control unit both won iF Design Awards in 2014. KONE's products and solutions have also been awarded the prestigious GOOD DESIGN awards in 2008, 2009 and 2013, as well as four red dot product design awards in 2012.

For more information about KONE People Flow Intelligent Solutions, please visit:
http://www.kone.com/en/solutions/products/people-flow-intelligence

Previously published KONE press releases are available at www.kone.com/press, including:

- June 24, 2014: KONE introduces turnstile solution for smoother, smarter people flow
- March, 07, 2014: KONE receives two iF Product Design Awards
- February 3, 2014: KONE wins four prestigious GOOD DESIGN awards
- August, 22, 2014: KONE named one of the world's most innovative companies by Forbes

Images are available in KONE's online image bank.

For further information, please contact:
Liisa Kivelä, Director, External Communications, KONE Corporation, tel. +358 204 75 4330 media@kone.com

About KONE
KONE is one of the global leaders in the elevator and escalator industry. KONE's objective is to offer the best People Flow® experience by developing and delivering solutions that enable people to move smoothly, safely, comfortably and without waiting in buildings in an increasingly urbanizing environment. KONE provides industry-leading elevators, escalators, automatic building doors and integrated solutions to enhance the People Flow in and between buildings. KONE's services cover the entire lifetime of a building, from the design phase to maintenance, repairs and modernization solutions. In 2014, KONE had annual net sales of EUR 7.3 billion, and at the end of the year over 47,000 employees. KONE class B shares are listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd. in Finland.
www.kone.com