INTERVIEW WITH ANDREAS ENSLIN
HEAD OF DESIGN, MIELE & CIE. KG
Kitchen, household, table
Handstick vacuum cleaner
Credits: Miele & Cie. KG
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Miele & Cie. KG
Based on a 3-in-1 system, the modular design of the cordless handstick makes it a highly flexible cleaning tool. The PowerUnit, consisting of the motor, rechargeable battery and dust box, is the core element of the appliance. Used on its own, it’s ideal for removing crumbs and fluff, including in the car. Mounted above the suction tube, it provides a convenient solution for cleaning under furniture and even vacuuming the ceiling. If the PowerUnit is fitted below the suction tube, the centre of gravity changes so that even large areas can be cleaned effortlessly and without fatigue. In addition, this configuration prevents the appliance from tipping over – the vacuum cleaner stands upright by itself. Depending on the power setting, the high-performance lithium ion battery provides a runtime of between 15 and 60 minutes.
Compared to other handstick vacuum cleaners, this model speaks an emphatically understated and very original design language. Thanks to its configuration options and multifunctionality, the cleaner can be used for a wide range of different scenarios. As a result, it can help downsize the rapidly growing fleet of household helpers by making additional appliances superfluous.