SCHOTT CERAN EXCITE Wins iF Gold Award 2019
Based on special materials and coatings, the technology allows for LED light sources mounted under the cooktop to shine through clearly and brightly.
SCHOTT recently announced that its CERAN EXCITE® lighting technology for glass-ceramic cooktops has received what is reportedly one of the most important design prizes in the world, the iF Gold Award 2019. CERAN EXCITE reportedly triumphed among 6,375 submissions to receive the top distinction in this year’s iF Design Award.
Based on special materials and coatings, the technology allows for LED light sources mounted under the cooktop to shine through clearly and brightly. This enables household appliance manufacturers to realize endless design variations and improvements to form and function in order to make cooking smarter and more intuitive.
“These light solutions for cooktop panels are a groundbreaking innovation,” stated the awards jury. “The intensity of the colors and size of the lighting are a stylish benefit for cooktop areas and offer enhanced usability and functionality. A highlight of the product is the bright white light in the control panel.”
By enabling colored lighting in both the cooktop’s control and cooking zone, induction cooking can be done with clear visual feedback. Thanks to the light-optimized materials, filters, and coatings, white light appears four times brighter than with conventional glass-ceramic cooktop panels.
“With CERAN EXCITE, we are taking yet another step further into a new era of cooking, which offers solutions with visual support for more safety, intuitive control and connectivity,” said Jörn Besinger, Ph.D., head of Product Management and New Business Development for CERAN® at SCHOTT. “With our new light solutions, we offer home appliance manufacturers a key component for emotional and stylish cooktops, which are increasingly demanded by consumers.”
For 66 years, the iF DESIGN AWARD has reportedly been recognized as an arbiter of quality for exceptional design. Submissions are awarded in the following disciplines: Product, Packaging, Communication and Service Design, Architecture and Interior Architecture, as well as Professional Concepts. SCHOTT received its award in the Product discipline for the Kitchen category.