Electrolux wins iF Design Awards for products that help consumers achieve a better home environment

Electrolux Group has won prestigious iF Design Awards for an air purifier and stick vacuum cleaner that help improve wellbeing in the home.The Electrolux UltimateHome series is a 2-in-1 dehumidifier and air purifier that provides an optimum humidity level and improved air quality for an uninterrupted sleep. Since 9 out of 10 people live in areas with air pollution, consumers are increasingly aware of how indoor air quality and climate can affect health and wellbeing. Urban consumers seek “clean and fresh” solutions, and multi-functional products save on floor space while creating healthier living conditions.

This product earned above-average scores by the international jury in all five criteria: idea, differentiation, form, function and impact. These refer to the product’s relevance, novelty, design for the target group, ease of use, and sustainability.

The 800/8000 series focuses on bringing effortless performance into the cordless pistol stick segment. The design enables balanced weight and its sculpted ergonomic handle and telescopic tube make it a consumer-centric product. The 800/8000 is designed to fit into the user’s home and adapt to a variety of cleaning needs. The modular design makes upgradability, repairability and recyclability simpler and more sustainable.

The jury gave this product high scores for form, impact and function, meaning it demonstrates design excellence, is easy to use, and serves society and sustainability.

Miele clear up Red Dot Awards

No fewer than 7 Miele products are to be awarded the coveted Red Dot Product Design Award this year: The Triflex HX2 Pro rechargeable handstick, the motorised Black Levantar downdraft extractor, the KM 7999 FL induction hob, the SmartLine Hong Kong cooking unit CS 7151/7152 with its gas burners and the Miele Professional washing machines and dryers from the PWM and PDR series. Each year, this sought-after design prize is awarded to products which excel in terms of the quality of their design. This year, around 50 experts sitting on an international jury evaluated more than 6,500 submissions from 60 countries.

Alongside the design quality of the products, the jury’s assessment also included such aspects as functionality, sustainability, and longevity as well as innovativeness and ergonomics. These criteria are met by the new Triflex HX2 Pro. The second generation of this compact allrounder from Miele’s Bielefeld plant brings together the unique flexibility of its predecessor with further increased suction power and improves user convenience. The jury was particularly taken in by the intuitive user interface, well-conceived design details and the mature functionality of the product. Whether regular vacuum cleaner or handstick for difficult-to-access places: Thanks to the patented 3-in-1 design, the PowerUnit, consisting of motor unit, rechargeable battery and the dustbox, can be reconfigured in a flash. If the PowerUnit is fitted at the top, the unit lends itself to vacuuming under furniture or along the ceiling. If fitted close to the floor, the centre of gravity shifts, providing the perfect balance for vacuuming large areas without experiencing fatigue. In this configuration, the Triflex can also stand upright – unsupported – which is practical for short breaks in work when, for example, the phone rings or food has to be removed from the hob. In solo mode, the PowerUnit is ideal for removing crumbs from the breakfast table or cleaning the car. The Triflex HX2 is available in four elegant colours, each combined with subdued colour elements in rosé gold and a crystal grey dustbox

Red Dot’ also went to the Black Levantar downdraft extractor, developed, and built at Miele’s competence plant for ventilation and filtration technology in Arnsberg. Discreetly concealed in the base unit, it only rises above the worktop when cooking is in progress. Thanks to a 17 cm deep fan unit, more space remains in the base unit for drawers. Thanks to Con@ctivity, suction power adapts to work on the hob in three settings and two booster stages. Manual operation involving reaching over the hob is no longer required. New, too, are the convenient controls using WiFi technology and the Miele app. Perfect illumination of the neighbouring hob unit is provided by dimmable three-stage LED lighting

Another award winner was the KM 7999 FL induction hob. The large-scale hob unit offers flexible space for up to 5 pots or pans and is operated via a multi-functional and multi-colour touch display. Centred in the front of the ceramic glass screen, the controls allow power settings, temperatures, and cooking times to be intuitively selected at the touch of a fingertip. Once a pan is placed on a ring, a colour indicator appears in the corresponding position in the touch display. A total of 8 TempControl sensors ensure perfect frying results. These infra-red sensors below the glass screen precisely regulate the temperature between 140°C and 230°C, dispensing with the need to keep adjusting power settings. This means burnt food is a thing of the past. Special-purpose accessories are not required; the pots and pans used simply need to be suitable for induction cooking. It goes without saying that the induction hob is connectivity-enabled via WiFi and can be integrated into the Miele app. To ensure a pleasant room climate at all times, the hob communicates with the tried-and-tested Con@ctivity functionTwo products specifically developed to cater for the cooking preferences and lifestyle in Hong Kong convinced the jury with respect to functional quality and precision craftmanship. The gas modules from the SmartLine series are particularly slim whilst featuring high-power brass burners. The special X-shape trivet design provides the maximum possible surface for large pots and pans, and above all for woks. With their glass ceramic screen, these elegant units can be fitted flush or on-set. The CS 7151 is equipped with a 6 kW wok burner. The CS 7152 features two burners: A max. 1.9 kW standard burner and a max. 3.2 kW high-speed burner – ideal for large woks which require strong heat.

In addition to this, the jury commended two products from Miele’s Professional sector: the high-end Performance Plus Little Giants with their stainless-steel front, offering an intuitive user interface and a design which exudes calmness and clarity.

This applies to over 90 wash programmes grouped into programme packages to serve the needs of specific channels. These includes special-purpose programmes for workwear, domestic-type clothing such as shirts or WetCare programmes, Miele’s aqueous wash system for garments labelled ‘non-washable’. Features also include two programmes for the RKI-compliant disinfection of laundry from retirement homes. The heart and soul of the new machines are new controls which allow programme customisation. Depending on the application, M Touch Pro Plus controls with their full touch colour display for instance can be set to offer a full complement of programmes and parameters or to be incredibly simple – in more than 30 languages. All machines are connectivity-capable. Programme cycles are short and at the same time environmentally friendly. The shortest cycle on Performance Plus washing machines uses a mere 5.9 l of water per kilogramme of laundry and is finished in only 42 minutes. Residual moisture is as low as 44%, saving valuable energy in the subsequent drying stage 

Electrolux wins four Red Dot Design Awards for outstanding product design

Electrolux wins four Red Dot Design Awards for outstanding product design
Electrolux has picked up four Red Dot Awards, the most sought-after seal of good design, for innovative laundry care products across Electrolux and AEG brands.  

“Red Dot Awards mean a lot in the world of product design,” says Simon Bradford, Chief Design Officer at Electrolux. “Once again, Electrolux has been recognized for innovation and delivering a great consumer experience.” 

The winners were chosen by an expert jury and the winning products will be presented at the Red Dot Design Museum in Essen, Germany and online at www.red-dot.org

The winners are: 

Microplastic Filter

Made with at least 50% recycled plastic the Microplastic Filter helps capture up to 90% of microplastic fibers, larger than 45 microns, released by synthetic clothing and textiles when washing, preventing release into laundry waste water. The cartridge can collect microplastic fibers from several washing cycles and a red dot indicates when it needs to be emptied. It enables consumers to make a meaningful difference to the environment. 

UniversalDose drawer makes washing at lower temperature and quick cycle more efficient by mixing the detergent and water before the mixture reaches the fabrics. This delivers clean clothes at a lower temperature, with significant savings in water and energy. Visually, the UniversalDose drawer’s colors and iconography help consumers wash more sustainably whether they use pods, liquid, or powder.  

The new AEG 2022 Range 

The AEG 2022 won two awards, one for the design and consistency of the full range and one for the design alignment of the washer-dryer pair. With this product series and consistent AEG branding, Electrolux used a color combination and a left–to-right user interaction that delivers a great consumer experience, plus connectivity, with tailored programs customizable remotely through the AEG app. The brand identity across the range is maintained with a combination of design solutions in the doors, the knob, and the control panel

Hoover H-FREE 500 is among the winners of the prestigious Red Dot Award,

Hoover H-FREE 500 is among the winners of the merchandise Design 2020 category of the planet famous and prestigious Red Dot Award, which annually brings together quite 18,000 entries from design professionals, companies and organizations from quite 70 countries.Considered the foremost important and prestigious design award, The Red Dot Award: Product Design, whose origins go back to 1955, evaluates the simplest products created annually through a world Jury made from some 40 members who evaluated quite 6,500 products.write the image description hereH-FREE 500 is that the compact, lightweight and functional cordless broom launched by Hoover in 2019: because of its slim silhouette and weight of just one .5 kg when utilized in handheld vacuum mode, H-FREE 500 reaches everyone corners of the house guaranteeing extraordinary cleaning results. additionally , its height of only 69 cm in storage mode makes the H-FREE 500 broom an object of desire for anyone seeking an unbeatable cleaning experience combined with minimized space for storing , and thanks also In parking mode, it allows the broom to face up without the necessity for extra support.H-FREE 500 may be a product that mixes compact dimensions, efficiency and results like a corded vacuum cleaner: the H-LAB brushless Inverter motor offers consistent suction power and outstanding leads to collecting dust, large particles, hair and hair from animals. additionally , its lithium battery guarantees an autonomy of up to 40 minutes of power without cable. With the H-FREE 500, everything is accessible and straightforward to succeed in , because of the on-board 3in1 accessory that creates cleaning all types of objects and surfaces in any position and space easier and easier . And with the special nozzle for animal hair removal, pet hair is faraway from round the home.In addition, the Hoover Wizard App constantly suggests the simplest thanks to use also as offering practical tips or statistics, which complete the set of solutions offered by HFREE 500 for a cleaning experience designed to always enjoy excellent performance. Hoover H-FREE 500 and therefore the other winners are going to be present at the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2020, which can happen in Essen, Germany, on June 22, 2020.