GEZE MSW Comfort receives the coveted Iconic Award 2020

GEZE was awarded a 'Best of Best' Iconic Award this year in the Wall, Floor, Ceiling category for the design and functionality of its MSW Comfort automatic floor locking device. The Iconic Awards: Innovative Interior are some of the most renowned accolades in the fields of interior design and interior architecture. They are awarded every year by the German Design Council.

In 2019, the jury of the Iconic Awards: Innovative Interior reviewed over 500 projects submitted for the award. The MSW Comfort floor locking device impressed independent operators and experts from the fields of design, retail and media, and was one of a total of 30 participants to receive an award. "We are delighted to win the 'Best of Best' Iconic Award. The award enjoys a worldwide reputation and demonstrates that the MSW Comfort is one of the most relevant developments in the design field," says Gabi Bauer, International Marketing Manager at GEZE GmbH.

Ceremonial presentation of the award

Property consultant Timothy Winkelhag at the award ceremony of the ICONIC AWARDS 2020: Innovative Interior for MSW Comfort in Cologne

Property consultant Timothy Winkelhag at the award ceremony of the ICONIC AWARDS 2020: Innovative Interior for MSW Comfort in Cologne © Lutz Sternstein / German Design Council

On 12 January 2020, our object consultant Timothy Winkelhag received the ICONIC AWARD 2020: Innovative Interior "Best-of-Best" for our MSW Comfort in the category "Wall, Floor, Ceiling" at the Kölnischer Kunstverein.

We are delighted to win the 'Best of Best' Iconic Award. The award enjoys a worldwide reputation and demonstrates that the MSW Comfort is one of the most relevant developments in the design field.

Gabi Bauer, International Marketing Manager at GEZE GmbH

Clear, consistent design for high visual expectations

MSW Comfort all-glass unit closed

MSW Comfort all-glass unit closed © Jürgen Biniasch / GEZE GmbH

Large and mobile glass sliding wall systems are ideal for designing high-quality shop and office spaces. The MSW all-glass systems fit perfectly into modern spatial and store designs. The clear design emphasises the architecture in modern buildings with a high quality of environment. GEZE developed the MSW Comfort locking mechanism for the simple, safe assembly and disassembly of shop and building fronts.

Easy-to-operate and easy on the body

The new locking concept from GEZE is characterised by a clear and consistent design.

The new mechanical automatic MSW Comfort panel locking mechanism simplifies the construction and demolition of shop and system fronts. The units, which are integrated into the lower panel profile, lock automatically to the floor and to each other by sliding the panels. This means manual activation is no longer required. © Jürgen Biniasch / GEZE GmbH

The MSW Comfort is an automatic floor locking device which is activated simply by moving the sliding panels, and safely locks to and unlocks from the floor. Operation is extremely simple and doesn’t need much effort. Thanks to integration into the bottom profile, no operating elements can be seen when the system fronts are closed. The new locking concept from GEZE is characterised by a clear and consistent design. In linear and slightly segmented shop fronts, no locking elements are visible on the front of the sliding wall. This also reduces the risk of the locking mechanism being tampered with from outside and of stacked panels damaging blinds.