NEW HAVEN, Conn., Jan. 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design in cooperation with the European Centre for Architecture, Art, Design and Urban Studies has presented ASSA ABLOY Group brand Ceco Door with its prestigious GOOD DESIGN award. The award was given in the Protective Equipment category, for the patent pending Sound-Tech Xpress+ Door Assembly, available in several attractive stainless steel finishes.
"We're extremely proud that GOOD DESIGN jurists selected the Ceco Door Sound-Tech Xpress+ door assembly, acknowledging the importance of noise control in building design," said Howard Schrier, Director of Hollow Metal Specialty Products, ASSA ABLOY Door Group. "The assembly's sound absorbing technology paired with a contemporary stainless steel finish provides building owners with a high performing product without compromising aesthetics."
The Sound-Tech Xpress+ complete door and frame solution is made for interior and exterior applications requiring high Sound Transmission Class (STC) rated openings, i.e., industrial and manufacturing plants, schools, theaters, medical facilities, sound studios, etc. This communicating door opening has an ultra-high STC 66 rating and leads the industry in sound attenuation for 1-3/4" thick doors. Various stainless steel finishes are available to make doors an integral part of a modern building's design.
About the GOOD DESIGN™ Award
Founded in Chicago in 1950, GOOD DESIGN™ remains the oldest and the world's most recognized program for design excellence worldwide. For 2015, the Museum received submissions from several thousand of the world's leading manufacturers and industrial and graphic design firms from around the world representing the most important and critical mass of influential corporations worldwide in the design industry from over 47 countries. In November, juries met in New York and selected over 900 product designs and graphics from over 38 nations worthy of the GOOD DESIGN™ Award for their Design Excellence. Awards are posted on the museum's website.
About Ceco Door
Ceco Door is a world-leading manufacturer of steel doors and frames for commercial, industrial and institutional construction. Focusing on innovation and state of the art automation enables Ceco Door to provide quality products and outstanding customer service. www.cecodoor.com.
About ASSA ABLOY
ASSA ABLOY is the global leader in door opening solutions, dedicated to satisfying end-user needs for security, safety and convenience. www.assaabloydss.com.
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