PUTEAUX, France, December 5, 2017 — Otis was awarded a star at the Observeur du Design 2018 ceremony at the Georges Pompidou Center in Paris. Otis received the Observeur du Design Label in July and won the Star for its OSEE (Otis Sonic Elevator Experience) elevator car concept – a dynamic, interactive sound-equipped car with an onboard sound spatialization system. Otis, the world’s leading manufacturer and maintainer of people-moving products, including elevators, escalators and moving walkways is a unit of UTC Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).
The ceremony brought together 1,400 professionals, with representatives of the government and the media in attendance. Thanks to the award, Otis will participate in the traveling exhibition that will spotlight the projects awarded Stars and Labels in France and internationally throughout 2018. The exhibition will first go on display in Paris at the Pompidou Center December 6 and 7, then move to the Galerie des Gobelins.
“We are proud to receive this award along with Antoine Charon and Florestan Gutierrez of Sound To Sight, and recognize everyone who is participating in this project – co-workers, customers, and partners, users, and the entire community of stakeholders – including the ones who are not in the limelight – who are constantly working to improve our daily environment. Observing the present to create the services of the future enables us to promote the design concepts, collaboration, and diversity of expertise that are the “raison d’être” of Otis Europe’s Innovation activity. It is a demonstration of our know-how and our shared values,” said Laurent Coldre, director, Innovation, Otis France.
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 approximately 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.