Survey: Home Appliances

Vifa's Copenhagen Speaker
Vifa's Copenhagen speaker, made in collaboration with consultancy Design People, features a matte-aluminum frame and woven textile cover by Kvadrat. It comes in six colors with a rechargable, built-in battery that reduces wire clutter.
Big Ass Fans's Handcrafted Haiku
Available in 52- or 60- inch diameters, Big Ass Fans's handcrafted Haiku with SenseMe technology pairs cutting-edge features with a classic design. A microprocessor monitors temperature, humidity, and speed, which adjusts to users' comfort preferences.
Dyson's AM06
Dyson's AM06, part of the brand's Cool collection, comes with a remote control and sleep timer. With pared-down exterior components, the smooth shape of the bladeless, airflow-concentrating fan makes dusting and cleaning it a clinch.
Thermador Cooktop
The frameless Freedom induction cooktop by Thermador includes a full-color touch-screen panel and clear text displays. The 36-inch-wide cooktop also contains 48 heating coils, making it the largest of its kind on the market.
Viking Professional 7 Series
Made of stainless steal and available in seven colors- including apple red, burgundy, and cobalt blue- the Viking Professional 7 series has French doors and a patented convection heating system. It offers 11 cooking modes.
Mathieu Lehanneur and Schneider Electrics' Wiser
Wiser, by Designer Mathieu Lehanneur and Schneider Electric, is a collection of home energy management devices that allow homeowners to monitor and reduce energy consumption, all via smartphone. The alphabetic forms provide friendly flair.
Clique's Heatty Heating Unit
A lustrous, sculptural form makes Clique's Heatty heating unit double as a conversation-worthy furniture piece. Designed by Claudio Larcher and inspired by antique models, the piece features a radiant marble surface and hanging pegs to dry off damp clothing.
Jenn-Air's Perimetric Over Hood
Available in both stand-alone and wall-mounted versions, the Perimetric over hood by Jenn-Air is named for the ventilation slots that line its border. The innovative system silences sound and offers increased suction to optimize performance.
Sonos's Wireless Speaker
Measuring less than 6 inches in height, Sonos's compact, one-button Play 1 wireless speaker packs as much power and sound quality as the brand's larger models. The hi-fi speaker downloads regular updates that keep its software current.
Smeg's Fab 28
Inspired by and named after retro refrigerator models, Smeg's Fab 28 weds vintage flair with modern technology. With a capacity of more than 9 cubic feet, the appliance comes in a range of colors, textures, and patterns - from silver to Union Jack.
Wolf's Wall-Unit Coffee System
Wolf's wall-unit coffee system is the company's first-ever java appliance. Dishwasher-safe and self-cleaning, it comes in stainless steel and black, and is designed to coordinate with the company's E series of ovens and microwaves.
Honeywell Lyric Thermostat
The Honeywell Lyric thermostat features location-based technology that tracks users' movements via smartphone to efficiently temper spaces, regulate climates ahead of arrival, and reduce energy consumption (and bills) in the process.
Gaggenau's Vario Climate Cabinets
The interior of Gaggenau's Vario climate cabinets for wine is made of stainless steel and contains LED light pillars that generate very little heat. Two separate climate zones allow for precise control over temperature and humidity.
Front Load Washer by Samsung
With a capacity of 5.6 cubic feet and the company's own Super Speed technology, the Front Load washer by Samsung decreases the time of a wash cycle by 50 percent: A full load takes just 30 minutes. It comes in black or white onyx.
Russell Ure's Piper Home Security System
Entrepreneur Russell Ure created the standalone Piper home security system specifically with renters in mind. Available in black or white, the device comes with aluminum legs and captures panoramic HD video that can be accessed remotely by smartphone.
Miele's Generation 6000 Series
Miele's Generation 6000 series encompasses an array of ovens, warming drawers, and built-in coffee systems that are available in three colors and two design styles. tech-forward user interfaces make for an intuitive, streamlined cooking experience.
Panasonic's Ultra HD Television
The TC-AX800 series Ultra HD television by Panasonic boasts four times the resolution of standard HD. Additional features include a voice assistant and a proximity sensor with face-recognition capabilities that make for wireless control.
Samsung's Chef Collection Refrigerator
Samsung drew on insights from Michelin-starred chefs to design its new Chef collection refriigerator. With a menu of setting and various food types, the unit has interior stainless-steel paneling and a metal cooling system that keeps food at a consistent temperature.
Bowers and Wilkins's Speakers
Bowers & Wilkins's newly redesigned 600 series speakers include the 684 speaker and the smaller 686 bookshelf speaker. Both feature aluminum tweeters, a woven Kevlar midrange and a bass cone, and a Nautilus loading tube for improved audio.
Bosch's Electric Cooktop
The design of Bosch's Benchmark five-burner electric cooktop was inspired by geometric Bauhaus simplicity. A touch-control panel adds convenience to its appearance, while sensor technology regulates cooking temperatures.
Nest's Protect Smoke Detector
Nest's Protect goes above and beyond the shrill notes of the average smoke detector. Its features include smartphone-integrated controls and alerts, more than six types of sensors, and LED nightlight, and a voice alert that calmly notifies you in moments of alarm.

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