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BORA’s focus and the daily endeavours of all employees are true to the vision of the end of the extractor hood.

We are delighted that this passion for our kitchen revolution is receiving both national and international recognition.

Every accolade, every award and every seal of approval makes us proud and confirms our commitment to quality and design as well as our continual ability to innovate.

Our aim is to keep developing trendsetting products and convince not only experts and specialist judging panels, but above all our customers about our vision.


Outstanding and innovative design

The recently launched BORA Professional 3.0 and the compact system BORA X Pure have been declared winners of the German Design Award 2021. The award places particular emphasis on outstanding and innovative design. 
BORA’s founder Willi Bruckbauer commented, “We’ve created something really quite special with the BORA Professional 3.0 and the BORA X Pure, and we’re absolutely delighted that our efforts are being acknowledged with double awards.”


BORA X Pure voted ‘Best Product of the Year 2020’

It has only just been officially launched and BORA X Pure has already received yet another special award: the Plus X Award judging panel named it ‘Best Product of the Year 2020’ in its product category. This is the highest accolade that a product can receive within the scope of the Plus X Award, the world’s most coveted innovation award for technology, sport and lifestyle. It confirms great innovative strength together with customer orientation and satisfaction.

Red Dot Award 2020 for X Pure

The Red Dot judging panel has come to a decision: BORA X Pure has made it through the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2020 selection process and been awarded the Red Dot for its good design quality. As such, we and the partners involved are among the winners of the world’s most prestigious design competition. The international judges only present this coveted mark of quality to products that clearly stand out from comparable ones through their outstanding design.


Award „iF Design Award 2020“

iF DESIGN Award 2020 for BORA X Pure


BORA X Pure, our compact system with surface induction, has won the iF Design Award 2020 in the “Product” discipline. It convinced an international jury of experts with its intuitive function and flush design with a distinctive air inlet nozzle and is now a winner of the renowned design label. The iF Design Award is one of the world’s most important design awards. For 67 years now, it has been awarded for design achievements in all disciplines. 

X and X: Plus X Award for BORA X Pure

Intuitive operating panel, extremely easy filter change, elegant design and simple cleaning: with these and its other product highlights, BORA X Pure has scooped the Plus X Award 2020 for Innovation, High Quality, Design, Ease of Use and Functionality before it has even officially been placed on the market. The Plus X Award is the biggest innovation award worldwide for technology, sport and lifestyle. This award emphasises the fact that BORA places its focus on its customers and their needs.


Win at the IDA – International Design Awards

Live better: IDA Design Awards 2019 Silver and Gold


The IDA Design Awards celebrates the achievements of talented designers in different fields whose practical and aesthetically pleasing creations either enhance daily life, make everyday tasks easier, or are simply for pleasure. We strive to tick all of these boxes when developing our products by specifically focusing on their benefits to customers. This hard work has now paid off with the BORA Classic 2.0 winning Silver and the BORA Pure winning Gold in the Home Interior Products / Kitchen Appliances category at the awards.

Two true winners

BORA Classic 2.0 and BORA Pure have been singled out by the German Design Council for their outstanding design and awarded the German Design Award 2020 in the Excellent Product Design – Kitchen category. The German Design Award is one of the most prestigious design competitions in the world. Anyone able to beat the other top-class contenders has successfully proven that they are among the best.

‘Good Design Award 2019 for BORA Classic and BORA Pure’

Joining the ranks of BORA Professional 2.0 in 2017, BORA Classic 2.0 and BORA Pure have been awarded the Chicago Athenaeum’s GOOD DESIGN® Award 2019 in the USA. GOOD DESIGN® is one of the most prestigious and recognised design award programmes in the world. Since 1950, together with the European Centre for Architecture, Art, Design and Urban Studies, the Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design has been presenting this award in the categories of consumer products, design and packaging design.

Award for good design

In the DDC Award Gute Gestaltung 2019, BORA Pure took home the SILVER award and BORA Classic 2.0 scooped one of their runner-up prizes, or AWARDs, both in the ‘Product’ category. The German Design Club – Deutscher Designer Club e. V. – was founded in 1989 and their aim is to increase design awareness, relevance and contents in the German-speaking public sphere. The BORA cooktop extractor increases this design awareness and relevance in the kitchen sphere.


Plus X Award Best Brand of the Year 2019

The company BORA received special recognition with the Plus X Award for the “Best Brand of the Year” in the product category “cooktop extractor”. This award highlights the exceptionally rigorous and succinct brand positioning and brand management strategies that are considerable success factors for BORA. 


Plus X Award Best Product of the Year 2019

BORA Classic 2.0 wins the Plus X Award for the “Best Product of the Year 2019”. The “Best Product of the Year” is the highest accolade that a product can receive in the case of the Plus X Award, the biggest innovation award worldwide for technology, sport and lifestyle. The fact that BORA Classic 2.0 has received so many awards in a short space of time  is proof of our outstanding sense of innovation. It reconfirms BORA’s claim, showing that we go the extra mile and are seen as a benchmark. 


Red Dot Award

With the Red Dot Award Product Design 2019 the two new product developments, BORA Classic 2.0 and BORA Pure, snatched up the coveted award immediately at market launch. The Red Dot Award: Product Design is one of the biggest design competitions worldwide. In 2019, designers and manufacturers from 55 countries entered more than 5,500 products for the award. The international jury, made up of experienced experts from different specialist areas, has been gathering for over 60 years to find the best, most revolutionary product designs.



The product development involved in BORA Classic 2.0 is directed towards the company’s uncompromising mission to be the driving force of innovative product design and technology. The central operating unit of the modular cooktop extractor system is a true innovation with its new vertical slider (sControl+). All important operating functions are available at the push of a button and the context sensitivity, which uses colours, dark/light switching, acoustic signals and targeted animations, makes day-to-day use as easy as pie. BORA Classic 2.0 was recognised for this with the prestigious iF DESIGN AWARD.



Maximum flexibility and individuality for a unique cooking experience at home—that was the benchmark in the development of the BORA Classic 2.0. The result is an unprecedented cooktop extractor system that has been thought through to the smallest detail and has no equal. Just introduced to the market, the new product already won its first award: BORA Classic 2.0 is one of the winners of the 2019 ICONIC AWARDS


Red Dot Award: Best of the Best 2017

The new BORA Professional successfully took on its competitors for the top accolade in the Product Design category and came away with the Red Dot: Best of the Best Award.
“We are extremely proud to have been instantly accepted into the top echelons of design awards with the new BORA Professional. Our renewed receipt of this award highlights the continuous innovative strength that goes into our work on a daily basis,” states BORA founder Willi Bruckbauer.

Top 100: BORA top innovator 2018

BORA is one of the most innovative of Germany's medium-sized companies in 2018. According to Willi Bruckbauer, Founder and CEO of BORA, “We see this award as a confirmation of our performance through our convincing product developments and our innovative strength. It gives us further incentive to continue our pioneering work which enabled us to take this huge market by storm.”

Good Design Award 2017 – Chicago Athenaeum

BORA Professional 2.0 has received its first ever award in the USA. The Chicago Athenaeum has now announced the winners of the Good Design Awards 2017. GOOD DESIGN® is one of the world’s most prestigious and recognised Design Award programmes. The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design and the European Centre for Architecture, Art, Design and Urban Studies have jointly presented the award in the categories consumer products, graphics and packaging design since 1950. In 2017, products from 46 nations were recognised for their outstanding designs.

Gold for BORA Professional 2.0

The BORA Professional 2.0 has received the internationally prestigious German Design Award 2018 in the highest category of Gold from the German Design Council. BORA Professional impressed with its design quality in the kitchens category. 

This is already the fifth award for the still young product. The Gold award recognises top achievements in international design and is only awarded to the best of the best. The award is one of the most internationally renowned design competitions and aims to discover and endorse unique design trends. 

“We are proud to have received yet another award for the new BORA Professional as excellence in every respect was the yardstick we aimed for when developing this product”, stated CEO Willi Bruckbauer.

Plus X Award 2017: Best Product

The new BORA Professional 2.0 was named ‘Best Product 2017’ in the small electrical devices category of the world’s top innovation award for technology, sport and lifestyle. It impressed in four judging areas: innovation, high quality, design and user friendliness.

German Brand Award

A panel of experts from the German Design Council named BORA among the winners in the Kitchens category of the German Brand Award 2016 for its successful brand management. The competition aims to discover, present and commend brands and their creators. The awards go to innovative brands with consistent and sustainable brand management – cutting-edge companies in the brand world.

German Design Award

The German Design Award is a top, internationally renowned award presented by the German Design Council. Regarded as one of the world’s most prestigious design competitions, it enjoys an outstanding reputation within professional circles and far beyond. The BORA Basic BFI (Basic surface induction) was named winner of the Excellent Product Design category in 2016.


BORA Professional was designated ‘ICONIC AWARDS 2016: Interior Innovation – Best of Best’ by a panel of experts from the German Design Council.

Plus X Award

The Plus X Award honours innovative and future-oriented products that make our lives easier and more enjoyable. BORA Basic received the award in the Innovation, High Quality, Design, Ease of Use and Functionality categories. Only the best of the best are furthermore named ‘Best Product of the Year’ like the BORA Basic in 2013 and the BORA Basic with surface induction in 2015.

Best of Corporate Publishing Award

The BCP Best of Corporate Publishing is Europe’s largest corporate communication competition. BORA received the award for the development of the app version of its new digital catalogue, the BORA customer handbook. Particular focus was placed on not only the quality of the content but also the commitment to good design and signs of efficiency.

Red Dot Product Design Award

The Red Dot Award is an internationally recognised quality seal that is only given to the very best products. The BORA Classic received the coveted award in the Product Design category for its efficient technology, outstanding innovation and attractive design.

Deutschland Land der Ideen (Germany Land of Ideas)

In 2009, BORA’s site in Raubling was one of the 365 places that represented Germany as the ‘Land of Ideas’. The joint initiative between the business community and Federal Government highlights all those ‘who epitomise innovation, inventiveness and ingenuity’.

Deutscher Gründerpreis (German Entrepreneurs’ Award)

The ‘Deutscher Gründerpreis’ is one of the key awards for German entrepreneurs. It is presented for exemplary performance in the development of innovative and sustainable business ideas as well as the creation of new companies. BORA won the trophy in the Start-up category in 2010.