Katrin Inclusive Dispensers win both the Award for Design Excellence Award and the Design for All Award

Katrin Inclusive Dispensers win both the Award for Design Excellence Award and the Design for All Award at the annual Norwegian Design and Architecture Awards in Oslo

Metsä Tissue, part of Metsä Group, has won the Award for Design Excellence (Merket for God Design) and the Design for All Award with its Katrin inclusive Dispenser range. The awards were nominated by the DOGA, Norwegian Centre for Design and Architecture, on 27 April 2016 in Oslo. These awards are a tribute to businesses and designers who use inclusive design to develop solutions adapted to all - regardless of age and disability.

Metsa Tissue’s new Katrin Inclusive Dispenser range has been designed in collaboration with industry experts, as well as a wide variety of customers and end-users right across Europe, and particularly takes into account the needs of a wide selection of users, including children, the elderly and those who are visually impaired, or have physical disabilities.

So far it has not been required that products used indoors in public buildings - such as in public restrooms, industrial premises, hotels, schools, restaurants and health institutions - must take into consideration the requirements of different end-user groups and their needs.

“The new Katrin Inclusive dispenser range is designed for the professional market, which means that the products are used by the widest possible group of users. Before starting the design process we conducted a research in collaboration with a remarkable group of end users and customers throughout Europe to ensure that we fulfil the specific needs of different end-user groups. We also closely collaborated with different industry experts who gave us insights to the challenges that the different users face when using e.g. public washrooms”, states project engineer Henrik den Ouden Runshaug who has led the design of the new Katrin Inclusive Dispensers.


For further information, please contact:
Metsä Tissue, project engineer Henrik Runshaug, +49 160 969 35 025

The Katrin brand of Metsä Tissue, part of Metsä Group, brings cleanliness, improved hygiene, comfort and functionality into public sanitary facilities, industrial environments, hotels, schools, restaurants and health care facilities. Katrin makes your life easier wherever you go. www.katrin.com

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Metsä Tissuewww.metsatissue.com With its high-quality tissue and cooking papers, Metsä Tissue makes life more comfortable for consumers, customers and end-users every day. Metsä Tissue is a leading tissue paper products supplier to households and professionals in Europe and the world’s leading supplier of baking and cooking papers. Our main brands are Lambi, Serla, Mola, Tento, Katrin and SAGA. With production units in five countries, we employ a total of about 2,800 people. Our sales in 2017 were EUR 1 billion. Metsä Tissue is part of Metsä Group.