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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’s Katrin has received two awards for design excellence at the annual Norwegian Design and Architecture Awards in Oslo. Katrin Inclusive Dispensers won both the Award for Design Excellence and the Design for All Award!

doga1.jpgThe Design for All Award is presented to a company and its designer for developing a product or a solution which focuses specifically on user-friendliness and intuitive understanding, making it available to an extended user group. It concerns improved user-friendliness, intuitive understanding and user experience in respect of a product or service. Only one Design for All Award is presented each year – and this year the winner was Katrin Inclusive Dispensers range! 

The Jury appreciated both the design and the process where end-user groups were involved to ensure that their needs are met and the dispensers are easy to use for everyone. As the Jury comments: “The result is a comprehensive series where the various parts harmonize well with each other. The visual expression is simple and it is not disturbed by unnecessary elements. The shapes are round and soft, inviting one to use the product. The dispensers are very functional and easy to refill. They have thoughtful clever solutions.”

Award for Design Excellence ​is awarded annually for best design projects. The award is a mark of quality that can be used in marketing, both for design agencies and companies. With the award, The Norwegian Centre for Design and Architecture wishes to highlight cutting-edge projects that encourage a wider use of design expertise and increase its competence of design. 

While commenting Katrin dispensers, the Jury said: “This is a unified and consistent product range to fit any user. The solution is thought through and one example of this is the use of contrasting colours which make it easier for the visually impaired to use the dispensers”.


Congratulations to Katrin team!


The Foundation for Design and Architecture in Norway and the Norwegian Design Council have merged into The Norwegian Centre for Design and Architecture (DOGA). The centre promotes the understanding, knowledge and use of design and architecture from a commercial and social perspective. The organisation promotes quality and innovation using design and architecture to develop surroundings, products and services.