Hoover wins Red Dot Award

Appliance manufacturer's H-FREE 500 cordless vacuum selected by panel of international judges

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Appliance manufacturer Hoover has been recognised in the Product Design section of the 2020 Red Dot Awards for its H-FREE 500 cordless vacuum cleaner.

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Every year, the awards showcase a handful of winner from more than 18,000 entries submitted by design professionals, companies and organisations representing more than 70 countries.

The Product Design category, whose origins date back to 1955, highlights the best products created every year as decided by an international jury which this year evaluated more than 6,500 products.

H-FREE 500 is a compact and lightweight cordless stick vacuum, whose height of only 69 cm in storage mode means the vacuum can be stored in small spaces.

As well as its reduced dimensions, the model comes with a run time of up-to 40 minutes, powered by a lithium battery.

The H-FREE 500 is available in four variations; H-FREE 500, H-FREE 500 Pets, H-FREE 500 Energy and H-FREE 500 Pets Energy.

Catrin Davies, Senior Product Manager, UK & ROI at Hoover SDA, said: ‘The H-FREE 500 is a small and powerful vacuum cleaner with modern technology and neat aesthetics that make it stand out in a crowded market.

‘People’s vacuuming habits have changed drastically over the last decade, with people ‘hoovering’ little and often and the H-FREE 500 delivers corded performance in a compact chassis.

‘A Red Dot Award is the epitome of distinctive design and it’s a worthy addition to the H-FREE 500’s growing list of accolades.’

Hoover H-FREE 500 and the other laureates will be celebrated at the award ceremony of the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2020, due to take place in Essen, Germany, on 22 June 2020.

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The award-winning designs will also be showcased in the Red Dot Design Museums, in the online presentation in the Red Dot Design Yearbook and in other initiatives of Red Dot, that combines different online portals, several museums (Essen in Germany, Singapore and Xiamen in China) and global exhibitions under its brand roof.