F1Studioz Acquires a Bengaluru Based Research-Led Product Design Firm, Tinkerform Innovation Labs

(prsubmissionsiteMay 11, 2020  Hyderabad, India based UX Design service company, f1studioz has acquired Tinkerform, which operates in a similar domain. f1Studioz management says that this deal was made prior to the COVID-19 pandemic and the outlook remained positive even afterward.

Post the acquisition, f1Studioz would be the parent company and Tinkerform would become a part of it and all the branding rights will now be transferred to f1Studioz. The terms of the acquisition have not been disclosed.

f1Studioz has its mark established in the Enterprise UI/UX market since its inception. The company was founded by CEO Santosh Shukla & Chief Designer Dhayan Kumar. Since then, they have played by rules but been aggressive with their expansion plans. Now, they have multiple offices in India and also are operational in the USA.

“With Tinkerform’s expertise on our side, we are now even more prepared to help businesses with UX Research and Game design principles for better Engagement and Conversions. We feel this relationship is going to be a big boost to f1Studioz mission of ‘Designing World Class Enterprise Products that users rave about!!’”, says Santosh Shukla – CEO, f1Studioz.

“As the majority of our clientele is from the USA, we have a vision of setting up a physical office over there. Expanding our team with more talent is one of our primary ways to reach that. The Tinkerers are an excellent addition to the f1atics gang.” says Dhayan Kumar – Chief Designer of f1Studioz.

“For us, it accelerates Tinkerform’s own plans and gives us a great advantage in terms of setting up a sustainable and scaled-up version of the studio we envisioned. It gives us ample opportunities to continue our work in reshaping design processes and deliverables in a more streamlined and controlled fashion by being part of the F1 family. We are looking forward to working with f1Studioz’s global clientele and finding ways to add more value to various facets of design and create world-class enterprise products”, says Jasmeet Sethi – CEO, Tinkerform.

About f1Studioz

f1Studioz is an Enterprise UX company having offices in Bangalore, Hyderabad, and Mumbai. f1Studioz is also operational in the USA. f1Studioz helps businesses (mostly B2B) solve their User Acquisition, Engagement, Retention goals with their award-winning UX.

Their customers include The Home Depot, Carnegie Mellon University, ICICI Bank, Kotak Bank, Kotak Life, HDFC Life, etc. In SaaS, they have worked with leaders like Capillary, Aviso, Darwinbox, and Fyle.

About Tinkerform

Tinkerform innovation labs is a young design studio that helps startups and enterprises create great products. The studio also specializes in Meta design research and creating new content in design.

Started in 2014, they have served close to 70 clients, some of them being; Rapido, Dunzo, Printo, Syook, Kruzr, Quaero, etc.

VMW Group winner of prestigious A’ Design Award 2019

(prsubmissionsite) November 27, 2019 – VMW Group has won the A’ Design Award and Competition, the World’s largest, most prestigious and influential design accolade, the highest achievement in design. It symbolizes exceptional design excellence in products, projects and services.

Capella Maldives, Maldives – Interface & Interaction Design

A wellspring of natural splendour, the isles of Maldives naturally served as our muse for an interactive touch screen display developed for Capella Maldives. To echo the resort’s immersive and breathtaking beauty across every touch-point, figuratively and literally, we crafted interior design renderings using 3D modelling, lighting software and VMW Group’s proprietary pipelines. Not forgetting the complete design of the user interface as well as the user experience.

Besides conveying essential information, the interactive media inspires an escape into an otherworldly paradise — much like Capella Maldives itself. This project earned VMW Group the A’ Design Award for Interface and Interaction Design 2019.

As a winner, VMW Group was invited to attend La Notte Premio A’, the Gala-Night and Award Ceremony of the A’ Design Award and Competition. This is widely regarded as one of the most exclusive social events in the design industry, and is considered to be the design industry’s premier annual red-carpet event. The A’ Design Award Gala is attended by personalities from the arts, fashion, high-society, film, architecture industry and design media.

About VMW Group

Since establishment in 1999, VMW Group has grown in the past 20 years and is now an inspired collective of creative entities made up of VisualMediaWorks, Attic Films, obilia, blanct and MAG. VMW Group delivers the most unique and innovative real estate marketing solutions of the highest quality. Complete experience and interactive design, bespoke videography, branding with AR & VR and much more, with clients in Singapore and regions beyond, like China, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, India, and the Middle East.

The company today employs more than 50 accomplished designers and professionals that specialise in turnkey projects for major developers in the region.

For more information, please visit www.vmwgroup.com.sg



No. 1 Chang Charn Road,


Singapore 159630

Phone  +65 6226 3837 Email   stacey@vmw.com.sg

Mantra Softech Wins the 9th CII Design Excellence Awards in the Industrial Design Category

(prsubmissionsite) October 10, 2019 – CII Design Excellence Awards recognize extraordinary products made and/or sold in India. Recently, they organized their ninth CII Design Excellence Awards event to recognize and celebrate Indian design and innovation.  

Mantra Softech India Pvt Ltd device mTerminal100 – A biometric POS Terminal has been recognized at CII Design excellence award, winning the “Industrial Design: Electronic, Computer and Communication Products” category. The slick and unique design makes mTerminal100 a winner for this category. The award ceremony was hosted by the Confederation of Indian Industry and it was endorsed by the India Design Council in Goa. It’s been an honor for all the winners to receive the award from Dr. (Smt.) Mridula Sinha, the honorable Governor of the State of Goa.


The award-winning mTerminal100 to begin with launched in 2018, which is an IRIS and fingerprint POS machine that is developed based on the latest biometric technology, it offers a single device platform to control and operate all connected devices like camera, fingerprint & IRIS scanner, barcode and QR code scanner, and thermal printer along with stunning 7-inch touch screen display without the need of utilizing multiple devices.


mTerminal100 is a modified version of a point of sale (PoS) device, which is utilized efficiently as a biometric Micro-ATM in several applications where biometric identification is required. The Aadhaar-enabled biometric device having multiple identification modalities like fingerprint and IRIS sensors is widely used to verify the identity of a beneficiary for getting subsidized edible and non-edible commodities through Aadhaar-based biometric identification process under PDS system at fair price shops (Ration Store). The UP Government implemented Mantra mTerminal100 at nearly 19,661 fair price shops in the Western Uttar Pradesh, serving collectively 8.6 million eligible families in the region.



Future Lighting Solutions Will Present Growth Strategies Workshop At LIGHTFAIR 2019

Montreal, Canada  May 18, 2019 ( PR Submission Site ) – Future Lighting Solutions will be participating in the 30th edition of LIGHTFAIR, the largest lighting show in the Americas, from May 19-23, 2019 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia.

As part of the pre-conference, FLS will present a highly-anticipated workshop, Growth Strategies for Existing and Emerging Lighting Applications, on Sunday, May 19 from 9 am to 12 pm.

The workshop will be led by Patrick Durand, Worldwide Technical Director at Future Lighting Solutions, and will explore different ways that lighting OEMs can leverage the latest design tools to accelerate their growth.

Participants will also gain a solid understanding of the benefits and drawbacks of various technology options for generating first-mover advantage in emerging applications such as lighting control (Bluetooth Mesh vs. ZigBee), human-centric lighting (optimized spectrum, tunable white), horticulture lighting (white vs. purple LED systems) and UV purification lighting (275nm vs. 405nm).

“This workshop is ideal for lighting OEMs wanting to manage the risks of adopting new technology versus the opportunity cost of not adopting it” said Patrick Durand. “We will cover how to efficiently assess the value of new products and technologies for making strategic investment decisions to capitalize on emerging market opportunities” added Durand.

Click here https://www.lightfair.com/browse/#/courses/493301 to register for the FLS Growth Strategies workshop at LIGHTFAIR.

LIGHTFAIR International is the world’s most important architectural and commercial lighting conference, where light, technology, knowledge and design connect in a convergence of global introductions, innovations and thought leadership.

This year’s theme is The Synergy of Light in Life, and FLS’ booth #1349 will feature horticulture lighting, human centric lighting, UV LED technology for water/surface/air purification, qualified Bluetooth mesh lighting control technology and the introduction of FLS’ first mobile App for iOS and Android.

For more information, visit: www.FutureElectronics.com .

About Future Lighting Solutions

Future Lighting Solutions is a leading provider of solid-state lighting technologies, engineering expertise and online simulation and design tools. Our mission is to facilitate application development and accelerate customers’ time to market. Our comprehensive portfolio includes a broad selection of LED system components, and integrated solutions that enable our customers to manufacture cost effective, energy efficient lighting applications.

We provide a comprehensive range of LED light sources, including high-power LEDs, mid-power LEDs, low-power LEDS, COB, LED arrays, LED modules and LED light engines. Our portfolio is completed with a range of optical solutions, LED drivers, passive and active thermal solutions, connectors and controls.

Our world-class team of lighting experts, along with our global lighting resource centers, supply chain solutions and network of specialized partners, ensure the highest quality solid-state lighting solutions for customers.

The company is a division of Future Electronics. For more information about Future Electronics, visit: www.FutureElectronics.com.

Future Lighting Solutions Media Contacts:

Americas, Europe, Middle-East, Africa
Jasmine Kim

Asia Pacific
Doris Lim


Design Excellence at a Global Platform – 8 Prestigious Awards

Future Factory celebrates another award winning year with 8 global design awards in 2018

Maharashtra, India ( PR Submission Site ) 21 July 2018 – Future Factory, the Asia based innovation + design consultancy, celebrated twenty years at the top by collecting 8 design awards in 2018, including the distinguished Red Dot Award: Product Design. The awards were won for different business sectors underlining Future Factory’s reputation as one of Asia’stop design consultancies.“Future Factory’s design team has had a very busy and exciting 2018” commented Jashish Kambli, Executive Partner at Future Factory. “The tally of 8 awards in 2018 validates our goal of bringing world-class design capability to the region. It’s a proud moment for us to know the global design community acknowledges our contribution.”

The eight awards tally includes the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2018 two winners for the Golden A’Design Award, two winners for the Silver A Design Award, one for the A’Design Award and two finalists for Lexus Design Award. The former is widely acclaimed as the internationally recognised seal of quality and determines the best products created each year.

Amongst the award winning products was Dr Aquaguard’s Classic + water purifier which won both the  Red Dot Award: Product Design from Germany, and the A’ Design Award from Italy. “The multiple award winning Dr Aquaguard Classic + is a modern interpretation of the 21 year old best selling water purifier in India”, said Jashish. “Reimagining the iconic product was a challenge. But the new design does it in two ways. First, the in-wall mounting innovation has brought a seamless styling and functionality, while maintaining the brand’s legacy through its visual language. Second, the design also reimagined the user experience for all its stakeholders.”

The new design allows for quick servicing through the removal of its front casing designed with discreet magnetic buttons, making servicing simple and quicker. For users, its minimal interface design emphasise a one-point operation, simplifying the user experience vastly without compromising it’s price to market. “We won another A’ Design award for iClean vacuum cleaner, also for Eureka Forbes,” commented Jashish, ”These projects are the latest in a growing list of close collaborations and launches between Future Factory and the Eureka Forbes team. It is such close collaboration with clients and the talent of our design team that helps us keep our top place in design.”

“The Goldilocks home safe for Godrej Security Solutions represents another good example of our approach to design. This is the outcome of a design strategy tailored to the market and to the user, and represents the ability to reimagine solutions through design thinking,” said Geetika Kambli, Managing Partner at Future Factory. “Reimagining homes safes around electronic security has helped build an entirely new category, revitalising the business by design. It has been awarded the Gold in the A’ Design Award and we are delighted that this work has been recognised.”

Other award winning products included a new stationery range for India’s leading brand Kangaro, and a water treatment plant for the German technology company Harbauer. The awards follow on from other earlier wins for Future Factory including the Good Design Award and IDSA, from Japan and USA. The Future Factory team will receive the awards personally in Italy and Germany between June 29th and July 9th. Following the receipt of the Red Dot Award: Product Design, for a four-week period, the special exhibition “Design on Stage – Winners Red Dot Award: Product Design 2018” will feature the award-winning innovations as part of the world’s largest exhibition of contemporary design.

About Future Factory:

Future Factory is Asia’s leading innovation + design firm that reimagines the future to create large scale impact for clients. The consultancy has both thinkers and doers; who not only create possibilities but also deliver it. Future Factory is an amalgamation of multiple capabilities which work as a supporting ecosystem to design, and this helps take an idea to production successfully.  To deliver remarkable products and experiences, and truly transform lives.

Press contact at Future Factory:

Ayesha Parbhoo
Assistant Marketing Manager
Future Factory LLP
601 B, The Qube, Hasan Pada Road,
Behind T2 Airport Terminal, Andheri (E),
Mumbai, India
Telephone: +912228596358

About the Red Dot Design Award:

In order to appraise the diversity in the field of design in a professional manner, the Red Dot Design Award breaks down into the three disciplines of Red Dot Award: Product Design, Red Dot Award: Communication Design and Red Dot Award: Design Concept. The Red Dot Award is one of the world’s largest design competitions. In 1955, a jury convened for the first time to assess the best designs of the day. In the 1990s, Red Dot CEO Professor Dr. Peter Zec developed the name and brand of the award. Ever since, the sought-after Red Dot award has been the revered international seal of outstanding design quality.

Press contact at Red Dot:

Julia Hesse
Junior PR Manager
Red Dot GmbH & Co. KG
Gelsenkirchener Str. 181
45309 Essen, Germany
Telephone: +49 201 30104–58

About the A’ Design Award:

A’ Design Award and Competition is and Italian design award and one of the worlds’ largest design competition awarding best designs, design concepts and products & services. The design competition aims to create incentives for designers, innovators and creators worldwide to come up with superior products and projects that benefit society.Every year, the A’ Design Award’s coveted design prize is awarded to products, projects, services and concepts that are the best examples of innovation, originality, functionality, sustainability, ease of use and economy.

Press contact at Red Dot:

A’Design Award and Competitions, OMC D.S. SRL
Via Manara 9, 22100 Italy
Telephone: +39 031 449 19 43
Fax: +39 031 449 19 53