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Gira E2 design line in black matt

Today, the Gira E2 design line is an established modern classic, a linear and pared-down design that makes an uncompromisingly clear statement while placing distinctive accents on a wall. Gira now offers the design line in a new, exclusive trend colour: Gira E2 black matt. This adds a new colour variant to the Gira System 55, a variant that integrates smoothly into the system logic and look.

Three appearances on the winners podium

Radevormwald/Frankfurt, Janurary 15, 2018. Every year, the Frankfurt-based German Design Council honours "innovative top performances from every area of the interior design industry" with its "Iconic Award: Innovative Interior". This year, more than 400 interior design products submitted entries for the prestigious prize. And in this third year of the competition, three prizewinners were provided by Gira Giersiepen GmbH & Co. KG ( from Radevormwald. In the "Building fixtures" category, the international jury singled out both the Gira E2 stainless steel design line and the Gira X1 app for the highest accolade "Best of the Best", which was only awarded to 30 entrants in total. The plastic variant of the Gira E2 design line was honoured as a winner. The prizes will be awarded on 14 January 2018 at the Kölnischer Kunstverein, on the eve of the international furniture trade fair "imm cologne". The winning entries will then be on display in their own exhibition at the museum from 15 to 21 January 2018.

"We are interested in sustainable, equal partnerships with technology start-ups"

Radevormwald/Berlin, March 6, 2018. At the beginning of 2018, after around one year of preparations, Gira Giersiepen GmbH & Co. KG ( launched the start-up initiative "GNERATOR" ( with its headquarters in Berlin. "Outside of the Silicon Valley, Berlin is one of the locations currently experiencing a boom of digital information technology start-ups", explains Gira managing director Christian Feltgen. "With 'GNERATOR', we provide young technology companies based there with a platform of their own, providing they are a good fit with Gira. Our aim is to connect innovative start-ups with Gira. That is why we are looking for long-term technology and business partnerships." Matthias Nawrocki, senior technology manager at Gira, is head of the "GNERATOR" programme, which has its office in the co-working community "WeWork". The medium-sized industrial company from the Bergisches Land has already agreed its first collaborative partnership: Gira has bought minority shares in the Berlin-based hardware and software specialists Senic (, founded in 2013.