ICONIC AWARDS 2018: Innovative Interior - Double award for GEZE


GEZE product solutions had the honour of winning awards once again: At the ICONIC AWARDS: Innovative Interior both the 'Climate-active façade with GEZE IQ box KNX' by GEZE and the GEZE ActiveStop door damper were awarded in the 'Building Fixtures' category by the international jury of experts, comprised of representatives from the design, trade and media sectors.

‘Winner' and 'Best of Best'

The 'Climate-active façade with GEZE IQ box KNX' solution was the winner of the ICONIC AWARDS 2018: Innovative Interior – Winner' award. With this solution, the GEZE IQ windowdrives can be linked to the KNX building bus, via the GEZE IQ box KNX interface module. Additional components – such as heating or air-conditioning – can also be integrated via KNX actuators. KNX sensors provide data regarding room air quality and outside environmental conditions. Intelligent natural ventilation ensures an optimal, energy-efficient room climate, and protects furniture by automatically closing the windows during strong winds or heavy rain.

The ‘Climate-active façade with GEZE IQ box KNX' was the winner of the ICONIC AWARDS 2018: Innovative Interior – Winner' award. Photo: GEZE GmbH

The new GEZE ActiveStop door damper version which can be fitted to the door frame even received the 'Best of Best' award. GEZE ActiveStop promises a new kind of comfort for doors, combined with elegant design. It is easier and more comfortable to enter a room than ever before. This intelligent system ensures controlled, dampened opening and closing of room doors. The GEZE ActiveStop is now newly available in both a version integrated into the door leaf and a version which can be fitted to the door frame and therefore be attached and easily removed again. This is a big advantage when used in rental properties, for example.

The new GEZE ActiveStop door damper in the version fitted to the door frame even received the 'Best of Best' award. Photo: GEZE GmbH

The aim of the ICONIC AWARDS: Innovative Interior is to uncover and award the best in all areas of interior design. Innovative excellence from all product areas of the sector is recognised in nine award categories. The winning products' most persuasive features are their outstanding practical value, the whole concept, their functionality and operability, and the level of innovation. The awarding authority is the German Design Council, which has supported economic activity in all design issues for over 60 years, and is one of the world's leading centres of competence for the communication of integrated design. As an accompaniment to the award, the Council for Design publishes ICONIC Magazine, in which all winning products are presented in detail. Moreover, they will be presented in the Council for Design's online company and project database, ICONIC WORLD.

The Best of Best award ceremony will take place on 14 January 2018 in the Kölnischer Kunstverein in Cologne, with the opening of the exhibition of all the winning products, as part of imm cologne 2018. All the winners will be presented there under the motto 'Design in the Kunstverein'.