The trends in home appliances at IFA 2015: Innovative, interconnected, sustainable and efficient. The latest products and innovations from the leading manufacturers of large and small home appliances will again be in the spotlight from 4 to 9 September 2015 at IFA in Berlin. IFA is the world’s leading trade show for consumer electronics and home appliances.
The trends will be defined by connectivity and the smart home, sustainability, energy efficiency and the conservation of resources, preparing healthy meals, easy-to-use controls, time-saving and, of course, outstanding design.
The spectrum of innovative produces encompasses home electrical appliances such as ovens, hobs, extractor units, steam cookers, microwaves, refrigerators, dishwashers, washing machines and clothes driers, and small appliances including automatic coffee makers and coffee machines, milk whisks, kettles, toasters, contact grills, food processors, equipment for hair and body care, as well as for the correct care of clothes, homes and floors, and so-called wearables.
Due to their diversity and outstanding performance home electrical appliances and small appliances are more in demand than ever before, because they are easier to use, take the effort out of housework and also save time. They also improve the quality of life, making it more comfortable and healthier, and promoting a feeling of well-being. Preparing meals and the experience of cooking and eating together with family and friends are popular lifestyle factors.
Among so-called “white goods” the combination of high quality materials and outstanding design with a fresh range of colours is more in evidence than ever before. This has been combined with an innovative and extensive range of functionalities and with simple, easy-to-use controls. Intelligent home appliances with interconnected applications continue to gain in importance. A large number of versatile apps are now available, for such purposes as information, operation, the care of appliances, comfort, service, maintenance, remote diagnostics and energy efficiency. By interacting with tablet PCs or smartphones, intelligent home appliances can be controlled or enquiries be made about their operational status. With these systems individual appliances can communicate with one another, linking hotplates with an extractor unit, or operating various kitchen appliances by means of a single control panel.