By Andrew Liszewski
The Ultrasilencer from Electrolux is apparently one of the quietest vacuums on the market (that actually has some sucking power) and the company has recently announced a ‘special edition’ version that was customized by designer Pia Wallén. Presumably that’s her on the right, and not Sarah Electrolux, a fictional person I just made up who invented the electrolux vacuum.
Her inspiration for the stark white design actually came from how quiet the vacuum really is. “It reminded her of the most beautiful sound she knows – the sound of falling snow.” Personally, I prefer the sound of one hand clapping, or a tree falling in the woods when I’m not around to hear it. And to be honest I’m not sure how much ‘design’ it really takes to remove all the color from an existing product (or add all the colors for you science-types) but if you prefer your home to have that ultra-modern look, you should really think about swapping that old Hoover for one of these.
The Ultrasilencer was released on September 20 in the UK, October 1 in Norway and Finland and October 5 in Sweden. Unfortunately though, there’s no plans to release it in North America.