KONE ramps up its involvement for Shanghai’s 2010 World Expo as official national partner for Finland’s ‘Kirnu’ pavilion.
KONE will provide a one-of-a-kind elevator inspired by the basic elements of Finland’s landscape and four seasons. The KONE Lantern elevator, traveling vertically across the pavilion’s three floors, will be a highly visible and integral part of the Finnish pavilion as an exhibition object.
Specially designed to replicate the effects of a Chinese lantern, this unique elevator will change the way people look at elevator design. The custom-built cabin will include handmade ceramic artwork and semi-transparent glass as well as feature the latest in Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology which will enable VIP guests to access the top floor of the pavilion.
KONE will supply 59 elevators and 34 escalators for 21 pavilions involved in the 2010 World Expo. Held between May and October 2010, the World Expo in Shanghai is expected to attract over 70 million visitors from around the globe. Over 200 countries and international organizations will take part as exhibitors, marking this World Expo the largest in expo history.
For more information on KONE at the World Expo, visit www.kone.com/corporate/KONE_100_years.
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