Double Wins for Otis Gen2® Life: Third-Year Win at ‘Good Design Award’ & KIDP Gold Award

2017 Good Design Award Ceremony on Dec 19

SEOUL, Korea, December 20, 2017— The Otis Gen2® Life was selected for an excellent design award in the elevator category at the ‘Good Design Award 2017.’ This is the third consecutive win for Otis Elevator Korea validating the company’s innovation in design to the world. In addition, Otis has one more cause to celebrate, winning the ‘Korea Institute of Design Promotion (KIDP) Gold Award’. 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).

Hosted by the South Korean Ministry of Trade, Industry & Energy and organized by the KIDP, the ‘Good Design Award’ was first established in 1985. This annual competition is one of the most authoritative design awards in South Korea that identifies and awards best designs. Otis has been selected for three consecutive years – for the Gen2® Dynamic in 2015; Gen2® Life Modern Black design and fixtures in 2016; and Gen2® Life Natural Bronze this year, in addition to the honor of winning the KIDP Gold Award.

“It is such an honor to be selected by the Good Design Award for three years in a row – the first in the elevator industry to do so. We also won the KIDP Gold Award, which is a double win that demonstrates our design leadership,” said IS Cho, vice president and managing director, Otis Korea. "We will continue to invest in design to offer innovative products that appeal to customers."

Gen2® Life is a “glocal” model inspired by Ambiance, a global aesthetics collection developed in collaboration with a prestigious design studio in Europe and perfected by Otis Korea Design Center in line with latest trends in Korea. It takes a different approach to using lighting and materials in order to create entirely new ambience while still melding with other space in buildings. It also takes the elevator cab to the next level in terms of functionality and ease of use with a user-friendly design.

One of the most notable features is the moving lights and mood lights, adding a unique touch of personality for a special passenger experience. Wall and door designs include patterns inspired by nature, creating a timeless design.

For better passenger experience and connected convenience, buttons are located on the right while indicators are lit with big, bright colors for improved visibility.

Not only that, it offers air purification and pest control features as well as an anti-bacterial handrail to make the ride as pleasant as possible.

About Otis
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, or follow Otis on LinkedIn, YouTube and as @OtisElevatorCo on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

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