May 20, 2015
KONE Corporation, trade press release, May 20, 2015
KONE has won an award in the "Red Dot Award: Product Design 2015" for its KONE Turnstile 100 solution. The Red Dot award is bestowed to products that stand out due to their excellent design, quality and innovative power.
The next generation KONE Turnstile 100 sets a new standard for innovative visual design and functionality, while improving security, guidance and convenience in buildings. The awarded turnstile is KONE's response to the increasing need for smarter cities and buildings as it is designed to guide people effectively and smoothly from front entrance to desired destination. KONE Turnstile 100 features a range of intelligent guidance and security options that meet the requirements of modern-day structures such as office buildings and also airports, which have high demands with regard to access control and maintaining an unhindered flow of people. It is constructed from durable, high-quality steel and glass to match other award-winning KONE products.
The Red Dot Design Award dates back to 1955 and celebrates its 60th anniversary this year. With 4,928 innovative entries from 56 countries in 2015 the Red Dot Award: Product Design is the largest and most recognized product competition in the world. The rewarded KONE Turnstile 100 continues KONE's success in product design. KONE's products and solutions have been awarded the coveted Red Dot product design awards also in 2012 and 2014.
"We are truly honored to have received this award for KONE Turnstile 100," says Antti Ruutu, Head of KONE's Door Business. "The combination of functionality and style is important factor in KONE's product designs. 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."
Earlier this year, KONE Turnstile 100 was also rewarded at the iF Product Design Awards.
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:
- February 26, 2015: KONE receives a coveted iF Design Award for its innovative turnstile solution
- 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
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
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.