Users first. The Kobold VK200 upright vacuum cleaner made by Vorwerk scores with its intuitive handling and its modern design characterised by clarity and coherence. The EB400 automatic electric brush identifies the ground via an ultrasonic sensor and automatically adjusts its suction power to the respective surface. “It is impressive, offering many intelligent details that make vacuuming easier and more efficient,” praises the jury and bestows the German Design Award 2017 Gold. The Kobold SP530 wet cleaning vacuum head from the same product line can vacuum and wipe the floor at the same time – an innovative combination. The jury honours this “elegant, top-modern technology item” with a Winner Award.