2009 Galleries

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Galleries // 2009 Spark:Pro // Dyson DC31 Hand Vacumn

Dyson DC31 Hand Vacumn

Winner - Bronze

Competition: Spark:Pro
Designer: James Dyson & Design Team
Design Type: Product, Appliance

A team of mechanical, electrical, aerodynamic and software engineers worked for over 10 years to design the DDM to be a faster and smarter, a truly new class of motor. What they developed was the fastest, most energy efficient motor ever developed for a home appliance. DDM uses digital pulse technology to make over 3000 adjustments a second. This smart technology drives the motor to spin up to 104,000 rpm – that’s five times faster than a Formula 1 racecar engine. DC31 and DC31 Animal both use patented Root Cyclone™ technology to spin dust and dirt out of the air, and never lose suction. The machines feature a lifetime filter, and with an internal dirt trap, dirt gets picked up and stays picked up. DC31 Animal’s motorized brushbar has been redesigned to swivel for better contact when tackling tough pet hair. From the couch to the car, the machine removes even the most stubborn animal hair.