CII Design Excellence Award 2011: In its ongoing pursuit to establish design as a tool for national competitiveness, CII had announced “CII Design Excellence Awards” from this year (2011). The award is meant to be celebration of the very best of Indian design over the past 24 months. It seeks to demonstrate the value of design to the Indian industry. It is a true acknowledgement of the design excellence, innovation and originality of Indian Design. Elephant Strategy + Design was given the best Environmental Design award for its work for Suzlon One Earth @ Pune. Elephant was also given a special excellence award as “best of the best” across several categories for the same project. The judging was done by an illustrious international jury that included personalities from design, academia & industry from India, UK & The Netherlands. Elephant is an independent, multi-disciplinary strategic design consultancy with a team of 80+ specialists at Pune, Delhi & Singapore. The awards were declared during the 11th CII NID Design Summit at Delhi on 8th December.