Top Appliances design at Electrolux Design Lab

Sunday, July 19th, 2009 | In Creative & Collections, Info & Technology | Tags:

Electrolux Design Lab is an annual design competition open to undergraduate and graduate industrial design students. Students are invited to present their creative and innovative ideas for household appliances for the next 90 years.

The main criteria for the competition are the originality of the concept, the creativeness of the design, consumer insight and the degree to which the concept reflects such like the convenience, time, materials, personalization, entertaining, technology and sustainability.

Electrolux has announced the top 25 best Electrolux Design Lab entries. Eight out of the 25 entries will compete for the first place in the finals in London on this coming 24, September 2009, at 100% Design London, the UK leading architecture and design event.

Here is the nine finalists for year 2008 design competition, most of them are really innovative and fresh and suitable use for any household.
nine finalists for year 2008 design

1. Sook: The social networking recipe generator with electronic tongue.
Sook: The social networking recipe generator with electronic tongue
Sook, a wireless kitchen assistant concept generates, display and shares recipes, bringing social networking into the kitchen. Sook uses a series of sensors to detect what food is on, used to measuring weight and moisture. Sook also has an electronic tongue that digitizes tastes and analysis them so that the ingredients can be combined in pleasing way. The entire unit is waterproof, so it can be washed in the sink like a plate.

2. Coox: The roll away cooking table.
Coox: The rollaway cooking table
Coox, the adaptive cooking table, let users cook and eat wherever they are in the house, alone or with guest. It can become an extension of the dinner table, coffee table or desk, depending on the environment. The height of the appliance can be adjusted to its placement in the room. It cooks with induction technology, which allows the three-burner glass ceramic cooking surface to cool down immediately after the cooking process stops. There is also a warming area on one corner to keep food warm after cooking.


3. E-bag: The kinetic energy powered cooler bag.
E-bag: The kinetic energy powered cooler bag
E-bag is a handbag whose cooling system gets its power from being swung back and forth as its owner walk. The longer the walk, the cooler the refreshment at the end. It has a rotating handle attached to a dynamo that charges a storage battery via arm motion. The cooling system uses Peltier technology, a kind of solid-state heat pump that transfer heat from one side of the device to the other side. Cooling status is indicated by three LED lights. The capacity of the bag is approximately three liters.

4. Stratosphere: The sanitizing clothes rack/valet.
Stratosphere: The sanitizing clothes rack/valet 02
Stratosphere: The sanitizing clothes rack/valet 01
A rack that sucks off all the germs and micro pollutants out of the clothes thereby storing them hygienically.

5. iBasket: The Wi-Fi-connected clothes hamper and washing machine.
iBasket: The Wi-Fi-connected clothes hamper and washing machine
The wireless, remote-controlled appliance can be monitored via a personal computer. It is a see-through iBasket that stores the clothes and automatically washes them when it filled up.

6. Vesta: The foldaway cooktop with RFID scanner.
Vesta: The foldaway cooktop with RFID scanner
Vesta induction cooktop folds flat against the wall and out of the way when not in use to provide a larger working area. It contains a scanner that can read Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) chips, which are predicted to replace bar codes on product packages. These chips could contain information about cooking times and temperatures and even recipe suggestions. Vesta saves space, time and provides more comfortable for the Internet generation.

7. Drawer Kitchen: The desk drawer hotplate and fridge.
Drawer Kitchen: The desk drawer hotplate and fridge
Drawer Kitchen combines an eating surface, fridge, hot plate and dish drawer in about the same space as a filing cabinet.

8. Flatshare: The modular fridge solution for shared living spaces.

If there are all kinds of conflicts between roommates, Flatshare will offer the dual for them by providing the individual space to store that foods and stuff on their own fridge. The fridge consists of a base station and up to four stack able modules. The modules allow each individual user to have his/ her own refrigerator space and can be customized with various colorful skins as well as with add-on like a bottle opener or a whiteboard.

9. Scan Toaster: The USB toaster that prints news, weather and snapshots onto slices of toast.
Scan Toaster: The USB toaster that prints news, weather and snapshots onto slices of toast
A toaster that can burn virtually anything onto your morning slice. The Scan Toaster connects to a PC over USB and download everything from local weather conditions and current time to the morning’s news headlines, all of which is burned into the bread with heated modules.

Photos via Electorolux Design Lab.


 

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