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KONE to boost its design by partnering with World Design Capital Helsinki 2012

Press Release Published 09/02/2011

KONE, one of the leaders in elevator and escalator industry, is proud to announce its involvement with World Design Capital Helsinki 2012, as one of the event’s main corporate sponsors. The ideals behind the World Design Capital are very similar to the principles KONE incorporates into its products and services. KONE’s vision of delivering the best People Flow™ experience is to make it easier for people in cities to move around in an increasingly urbanized world but also to offer this in an attractive and functional way.


“Our involvement with World Design Capital Helsinki 2012 is an excellent opportunity for our company to showcase the great work we have been doing in design,” says Anne Korkiakoski, Executive Vice President, Marketing & Communications, KONE Corporation. “During the World Design Capital year we can present our latest design philosophy to a wider audience. In parallel we aim to increase our collaboration with architects and designers around the world.”

KONE has been the first elevator and escalator company to be recognized with the GOOD DESIGN award by The Chicago Athenaeum and The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies. The 2009 GOOD DESIGN award was given to the sleek KONE Design signalization series and the 2008 award recognized the innovative KONE Design Collection.

To learn more about KONE and design visit www.kone.com/design

For further information, please contact:

Anne Korkiakoski, EVP, Marketing & Communications, KONE Corporation, tel. +358 204 75 4775