KONE Elevators  has won two awards and two honourable mentions in the red dot award: product design 2012 competition.

KONE won the two awards for the elevator signalization series KSS 280 and KSS 800, while the honourable mentions were made for the KONE Design Collection and renewed elevator car, all launched in June 2012.

The red dot jury praised KONE’s winning solutions for harmonious design, innovative technical processes that provide customising options, intelligent operating concept, excellent technical performance, and strong focus on accessibility.

KONE’s design philosophy for a good elevator user experience is based on a combination of aesthetics, accessibility, comfort, safety and reliability.

According to Anne Stenros, Director of Design at KONE, the new design solutions offer a wide selection of unique elevator car interiors as well as user-friendly components and accessories to create highly customised ambiences and experiences.

The red dot design award dates back to 1955 and is now one of the world’s largest and most distinguished design competitions. This year’s contest drew 4,515 applications from 1,800 companies and designers across 58 countries.