Red Dot Design Award to AGORA outdoor furniture

 

KOMPAN’s AGORA outdoor furniture range has been awarded a prestigious Red Dot Award in the category of product design.

AGORA outdoor furniture is defined by its clean lines and a unique design that makes it inclusive and easily accessible to everyone. The design is open and inviting to allow people using wheelchairs and walking aids to access tables and benches on equal terms as people without disabilities. 

The AGORA outdoor furniture series was developed to set new standards in the field of outdoor furniture through the application of universal design principles. The series is a great option for landscape architects on a mission to designing outdoor spaces that are inviting and functional for all. 

This award comes as KOMPAN marks half a century of developing game changing playground equipment, outdoor fitness equipment and outdoor furniture – very different products, but with a common purpose to help build healthier and happier communities. 

The AGORA product range covers benches with and without backrest, picnic tables, tables and hangouts:

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Inclusive design as standard

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 The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) requires using universal design principles when creating public spaces. Installing AGORA furniture in a public area goes beyond satisfying all inclusive design requirements. AGORA's inclusive design allows wheelchair users to fully access the table and get the same social experience as people without disabilities. 

 

Ergonomically correct and accessible

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Outdoor furniture is a natural part of the strategy to make cities and public spaces accessible and attractive. The AGORA product line surpasses every detail for inclusivity and accessibility standards. The armrest, for instance, is an integral part of the structure while also providing a firm grip and support for users. The seat and backrest are ergonomically designed and engineered to fit all users. 

Flexibility that follows your vision

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 AGORA offers a high level of flexibility when it comes to anchoring, colour and material options. A unique flexibility that trickers creativity and allows architects to let their imagination work freely when designing outdoor spaces that require site-specific solutions to fit individual customer projects. 

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