The prestigious Red Dot Design Awards 2017 were announced lately and two Indian products — from Wipro and TTK Prestige — were awarded the seal of quality for good design and innovation. TTK Prestige, the kitchen appliances brand won the Red Dot Award for high design quality for Hobtop — a hob designed by Dyutiman Moulik of INCUE, a Bangalore-based design firm. The product, built with superior burners and internal components from SABAF, Italy and break-resistant, scratch-proof glass top from Schott Ceran, Germany was developed specifically for Indian cooking habits. Meanwhile, the Red Dot Award: Product Design was bestowed on Wipro Lighting’s Verge LED. Verge LED is Wipro’s signature lighting product for modern work-spaces designed by the company’s industrial designer Prajakta Rokade. Not only is it the slimmest backlit LED luminaire requiring only 50 mm space above the ceiling, it is also optically researched having a seamless HET PC diffuser with 10 per cent uplight, 90 per cent downlight for balanced illumination on walls, ceilings and tabletops.