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What do a gramophone and a vacuum cleaner have in common? At Vorwerk they at least shared a motor a few decades ago. In the 135 years of the company’s history, creativity and inventiveness have always played a major role. Take a trip back in time with us to discover some of the most important and curious innovations to come out of Wuppertal.

Assign the following five Vorwerk innovations to the correct year in which the product appeared on the market. For each correctly assigned product, you will receive further information about its history.

1929

The Kobold Vacuum Cleaner
Vorwerk was often where the music played back in the 1920s because the company was a producer of gramophone motors. Sales fell, however, as the radio gained ground. In the end, someone came up with the idea of installing a motor in a vacuum cleaner – and the first Kobold was born.

1950

Drying Hood
In the age of the economic miracle, the Kobold not only cleaned, but also made for beautifully styled hair. With its hair-dryer nozzle and drying hood, it took the bathroom by storm. As a multifunctional appliance with numerous attachments, it still proves its worth today, the whole being far more than the sum of its parts.

1959

Electric Carpet Brush
Vorwerk was the first to introduce an electric carpet brush in Europe when it brought out the ET1. The brush had its own motor and allowed allergy suf­ferers in particular to breathe more easily because with it, animal hairs and feathers could be vacuumed out of carpets much more efficiently than with anything that came before.

2011

Robot Vacuum Cleaner
2011: Odyssee in the home? Not at all. Even the first Vorwerk robot vacuum cleaner, the VR100, featured laser technology with which it could systematically clean rooms. Thanks to its lasers, the robot vacuum doesn’t get caught on furniture and stops just in time when approaching steps.

2018

Cordless Handstick
The Kobold has cut loose from the power outlet. As the VB100 Cordless Handstick, it looks good as well as making housework easier. Cordless fans of all generations appreciate its unfettered mobility that brings a sense of freedom into the home, and thanks to its premium filter bag, it’s also the perfect all-round cleaning choice.

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1929

The Kobold Vacuum Cleaner

Vorwerk was often where the music played back in the 1920s because the company was a producer of gramophone motors. Sales fell, however, as the radio gained ground. In the end, someone came up with the idea of installing a motor in a vacuum cleaner – and the first Kobold was born.

1950

Drying Hood

In the age of the economic miracle, the Kobold not only cleaned, but also made for beautifully styled hair. With its hair-dryer nozzle and drying hood, it took the bathroom by storm. As a multifunctional appliance with numerous attachments, it still proves its worth today, the whole being far more than the sum of its parts.

1959

Electric Carpet Brush

Vorwerk was the first to introduce an electric carpet brush in Europe when it brought out the ET1. The brush had its own motor and allowed allergy sufferers in particular to breathe more easily because with it, animal hairs and feathers could be vacuumed out of carpets much more efficiently than with anything that came before.

2011

Robot Vacuum Cleaner

2011: Odyssee in the home? Not at all. Even the first Vorwerk robot vacuum cleaner, the VR100, featured laser technology with which it could systematically clean rooms. Thanks to its lasers, the robot vacuum doesn’t get caught on furniture and stops just in time when approaching steps.

2018

Cordless Handstick

The Kobold has cut loose from the power outlet. As the VB100 Cordless Handstick, it looks good as well as making housework easier. Cordless fans of all generations appreciate its unfettered mobility that brings a sense of freedom into the home, and thanks to its premium filter bag, it’s also the perfect all-round cleaning choice.

Let's
go ...

1929

The Kobold Vacuum Cleaner

Vorwerk was often where the music played back in the 1920s because the company was a producer of gramophone motors. Sales fell, however, as the radio gained ground. In the end, someone came up with the idea of installing a motor in a vacuum cleaner – and the first Kobold was born.

1950

Drying Hood

In the age of the economic miracle, the Kobold not only cleaned, but also made for beautifully styled hair. With its hair-dryer nozzle and drying hood, it took the bathroom by storm. As a multifunctional appliance with numerous attachments, it still proves its worth today, the whole being far more than the sum of its parts.

1959

Electric Carpet Brush

Vorwerk was the first to introduce an electric carpet brush in Europe when it brought out the ET1. The brush had its own motor and allowed allergy sufferers in particular to breathe more easily because with it, animal hairs and feathers could be vacuumed out of carpets much more efficiently than with anything that came before.

2011

Robot Vacuum Cleaner

2011: Odyssee in the home? Not at all. Even the first Vorwerk robot vacuum cleaner, the VR100, featured laser technology with which it could systematically clean rooms. Thanks to its lasers, the robot vacuum doesn’t get caught on furniture and stops just in time when approaching steps.

2018

Cordless Handstick

The Kobold has cut loose from the power outlet. As the VB100 Cordless Handstick, it looks good as well as making housework easier. Cordless fans of all generations appreciate its unfettered mobility that brings a sense of freedom into the home, and thanks to its premium filter bag, it’s also the perfect all-round cleaning choice.

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