SEOUL, Korea, Dec. 15, 2016 – The new Korean interior and fixture designs for the Otis Gen2 elevator recently received recognition for “Excellent Design” in the elevator sector in the 2016 “Good Design Awards.” Otis, the world’s leading manufacturer and maintainer of people-moving products, including elevators, escalators and moving walkways, is a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).
The “Good Design Awards” are hosted by the Korean Ministry of Trade, Industry & Energy and supervised by the Korea Institute of Design Promotion. The awards are given each year to products that contribute to improving the country’s competitiveness in design with creative and well-executed ideas.
The Gen2 elevator interior designs and fixtures start with soft lighting, luxurious materials and include a wave pattern wood design, a slight inspiration from nature while creating a harmony of various wooden patterns and modern curves. The edge lighting creates a distinct look, and the fixtures console consists of large numbers that are backlit, making them easy to read and simple to use. Judges noted that the elevators create a positive aesthetic impression while being functional. The award was accepted by Otis Elevator Korea (“Otis Korea”), a local Otis entity.
Based on the designs developed in Europe, the Otis Gen2 designs and fixtures were localized for Korea by Otis Korea.
The Gen2 designs and fixtures were recently promoted in November at the International Lift Expo Korea 2016, the largest elevator exhibition held in Korea, and received positive reviews from visitors from Korea and abroad and among the press.
"Otis Korea has once again shown innovation as a leading company, and I am glad that we could be recognized for that innovation and excellence for an outstanding design," said IS Cho, vice president and managing director, Otis Korea. "We will continue to invest in design and technological innovation to maintain our position as a leader in the elevator industry."
Otis is the world’s leading manufacturer and maintainer of people-moving products, including elevators, escalators and moving walkways. Founded more than 160 years ago by the inventor of the safety elevator, Otis offers products and services through its companies in more than 200 countries and territories. Otis is a unit of United Technologies Corp., a leading provider to the aerospace and building systems industries worldwide. By combining a passion for science with precision engineering, the company is creating smart, sustainable solutions the world needs. For more information, visit www.otis.com or follow Otis on LinkedIn, YouTube and as @OtisElevatorCo on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.