Isku has won the highly respected GESS Education Award for the best sustainable and ecological product. The GESS Education Awards gala was organized in Dubai, United Arab Emirates last night.
Isku was chosen as a finalist also in the category of best digital/AR/VR product.
GESS Education Awards is one of the most valued international awards in the education sector and the event was arranged for the fourth time. GESS Education Award is given to education sectors best actors and innovations.
“Winning the GESS Education Award is an honor to us. Sustainability is a global megatrend that is changing the world. We at Isku are making this megatrend come alive in our products and that is why winning in this category is highly valued at Isku”, says Arto Tiitinen, CEO of Isku.
Award for Best Sustainable and Ecological Product: Nook
The award for best sustainable/ecological product has been given to Isku for its novelty product Nook. It is a pedagogically versatile space-in-space learning solution with an emphasis on the concept of joyful learning. With the lightweight felt elements the students can quickly create a sound-absorbing and protective lightweight partitions, learning den, tunnel or even a spaceship.
Nook brings the circular economy mindset to life: the manufacturing material of Nook utilizes recycled PET plastic bottles. Nook has been designed by Petteri Häkkinen and its pedagogical design is by Elise Tarvainen.
“Nook is a unique example of an environmentally friendly product designed with learning in mind, and to cater the objectives of the curriculum. The innovative design of the product and its functionality increase the active involvement of students, and enable students to be designers of their learning spaces”, says Elise Tarvainen, Operations Director for Isku's International Business
Learning Expert Tiina Malste at GESS eventKoko: 0,74 MB Tyyppi: jpg Resoluutio: 1728x2304
Nook in use at school of Kuokkala, FinlandKoko: 0,85 MB Tyyppi: jpg Resoluutio: 1800x1201
Isku is a Finnish family-owned company established by Eino Vikström in 1928 in Lahti, Finland. Its products and services are renowned for their high quality. Isku designs and develops, produces and markets furniture, services and comprehensive interior solutions for homes, schools, offices, healthcare facilities as well as for all public spaces. In Finland, Isku has a number of its own sales and service centres. In addition to the extensive service network in Finland, Isku operates in the Nordics, the Baltics, France, Poland, Russia and the Middle East, and is involved in various projects all around the world. Isku has centralised its production to Lahti, Finland. Isku’s quality, environmental management and safety systems have been certified according to ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 standards. Today, all of Isku’s production is PEFC certified. This means that all wood used in the production comes from sustainably and responsibly managed forests and the raw material’s chain of custody is known. www.isku.com
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