Renowned iF Design Award 2022 goes to SCHOTT CERAN®
Wednesday, May 18, 2022, Mainz, Germany
- New glass-ceramic for cooking wins over iF expert jury
- CERAN Luminoir™ enables bright, clear and true-color light features in cooking surfaces
- The innovative glass-ceramic recognized with seal of approval for design and performance in the "Product" discipline, "Kitchen" category
The illumination of cooking surfaces in the operating and cooking zone areas creates visual feedback during cooking. New material properties, first and foremost the special light transmission, allow white light to shine five times brighter through the new black glass-ceramic from SCHOTT than through conventional glass-ceramic cooktop panels. And that's without any additional filters or coatings. At the same time, the cooktop retains a deep black appearance at any time of day.
"With CERAN Luminoir™, we have launched a new generation of glass-ceramic for cooking that will make it even easier to develop smart cooktops with unique lighting designs in the future. Home appliance manufacturers can use it to make cooktop operation safer and more intuitive. The wide range of options for different light colors can bring the entire cooktop to life. For example, cooktops can create visual feedback for consumers or more easily integrate ambient lighting," explains Dr. Jörn Besinger, Head of Product Management and New Business Development for CERAN® at SCHOTT. "These functions are also increasingly in-demand by consumers in the non-premium segment."
SCHOTT previously won the iF Gold Award in 2019 for CERAN EXCITE®, the largest lighting portfolio on the market to date. "Winning again shows us that it is impossible to imagine cooking surfaces of the future without light. With our new material, we want to continue to inspire the home appliance industry with new trends in the future," adds Kathrin Becker, Marketing Director SCHOTT CERAN®.
For more than 50 years, SCHOTT CERAN® has been an important design driver for trend-setting kitchens. In 1971, SCHOTT launched the first black glass-ceramic for cooking. Since then, the company has been the world market leader with over 200 million originals sold worldwide.
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