20 Feb 2019 - Kawasaki, Japan - Toshiba Elevator and Building Systems Corporation
(TELC) has been awarded with the top distinction in this year's iF DESIGN AWARD, the
iF gold award. From 7,298 submissions, only 75 were awarded the gold by the
independent expert iF jury.
The winning FLOORNAVI, won a gold award in the discipline Product, in the Public
Sector / Government category. The jury released the following statement regarding
its decision to issue FLOORNAVI the gold:
"Toshiba has designed an efficient elevator (destination) control system in line with
universal design to cater to the needs of able and disabled people. AI allows for floor
destinations to be bundled effectively, reducing waiting time. The simple and easy
interface is readily adaptable to various architecture contexts."
FLOORNAVI allows passengers to specify destination floors before embarking
elevators and guides them to appropriate cars to reduce the number of floors at
which they need to stop. Since passengers do not need to push floor buttons in the
car, they can get in and out of the car smoothly even when it is congested.
Iconic ring-shaped icons and the chest-high operation panel allow comfortable
operations. A full-scale mock-up is used to verify the usability to make FLOORNAVI
easy to use for diverse people, including those in a wheelchair. FLOORNAVI helps
greatly reduce the elevator travel time during the peak time.
TELC has been expanding its business operations outside of Japan with a strong
focus in Southeast Asia, India and the Middle East to grow its global portfolio. This is
in response to the rapid construction of high-rise buildings in tandem with the global
economic growth, fuelling the demand for high quality product development,
production and maintenance of elevators and escalators for increased social
TELC will continue to strengthen system development, production, enhancing sales
channel and sales partnerships for expansion in the global market. Responding to
customers' expectations and requirements for safe and pleasant elevators, TELC will
continuously pursue further innovation and improvement and enhance its
technology to provide customers with the highest quality products and services.
For more information about FLOORNAVI, please contact us via our website.
About Toshiba Elevator and Building Systems Corporation
Toshiba Elevator and Building Systems Corporation (TELC) was established in 1967
and started global operation in the early 1970's. TELC has built a framework that
encompasses all aspects of Toshiba's elevators from product and system
development to production, installation, adjustment, maintenance and services in
order to provide customers with the highest quality products and services.
Utilizing the comprehensive technological infrastructure developed by Toshiba
Corporation over more than 140 years since its foundation, we aim to further
enhance the world-leading technology and quality that enabled us to develop
ultra-high speed elevator, harnessing the full range of Toshiba's technological
About the iF DESIGN AWARD
For 67 years, the iF DESIGN AWARD has been recognized as an arbiter of quality for
exceptional design. The iF label is renowned worldwide for outstanding design
services, and the iF DESIGN AWARD is one of the most important design prizes in the
world. Submissions are awarded in the following disciplines: Product, Packaging,
Communication and Service Design, Architecture and Interior Architecture, as well as
Professional Concepts. All awarded entries are featured on the iF WORLD DESIGN
GUIDE, in the iF design app and are displayed at the iF design exhibition in Berlin.
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