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Pramod worked full-time onsite as a design intern at Bosch® (BSH) for 6 months (7 Jan 2019 to 6 Jul 2019).

About Bosch® (BSH):
BSH Hausgeräte GmbH is the largest manufacturer of home appliances in Europe and one of the leading companies in the sector worldwide. The group stemmed from a joint venture set up in May 1967 between Robert Bosch GmbH and Siemens AG. 
BSH's manufacturing efforts in India began in 2014 as a key part of the company's "Make in India for India" strategy. Initially, known for manufacturing washing machines, but has since expanded to produce frost-free refrigerators and cooktops.

Design brief:
Understand the usability concerns and redesign a 3 burner tabletop cooktop for financially middle-segment Indian households.

Opportunities identified from design research:
Indian consumers are looking for solutions to easily clean the cooktop and its surroundings.

Design solution:
A collapsible angular stand is attached below the cooktop with the help of which one side of the stove can be lifted for easy access to the space below the stove for easy cleaning. This design has been termed as “The Easy Clean & Lift”.

Awards and recognitions:
• iD Design Award 2024.
• India Design Mark 2023.

IPRs (Intellectual property rights):
Design registration has been granted.

Project status:
Launched in 2022.​​​​​​​
Product Manual.
Watch the video from 00:50 to check “The Easy Clean & Lift”.
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