Electrolux Design Lab’s 10th Anniversary challenge to international design students is to design products that develop the sensory experience of home appliances. The countdown has begun, and after the shortlist of 80 nominations has been tightened to 30 shortlisted entries. The next step will be to announce the Top 10, who will be invited to Milan in October, to present their projects. The jury will as always, include Henrik Otto SVP of Global Design at Electrolux. As media partners Yanko Design will be at the event, keeping you updated via YD, Facebook & Twitter, till the ultimate winner is declared.
Below are the 30 projects shortlisted for the 2012 Electrolux Design Lab. This year has been many of firsts for the Design Lab. First they held a Logo Design Competition in partnership with Yanko Design. After adopting the new logo, they moved on to the Pinterest Competition. Now they have 80 nominees, 30 shortlisted entries and 10 finalists!
Although these 30 projects are very briefly described here, Yanko Design will be showcasing the most intriguing and innovative projects as individual posts shortly.
Hurricane Cocktail Mixer by Kuan-ting Ho
The Hurricane is a fun and instructional drink mixer for those entertaining at home. All you need are the ingredients and the friends and then Hurricane will do the rest.
Spummy by Alexandre de Bastiani
The Spummy is the future of flavour creation. Using nano-technology the Spummy creates edible foam with any flavour or combination of flavours you can imagine.
Treat by Amy Mon-Chu Liu
The Treat seamlessly combines classic food storage techniques, such as vacuum sealing, with modern remote, mobile technology for the perfect combination of freshness and convenience that is more important than ever in our increasingly busy lives.
Tide by Anne Berit Kigen Bjering
With the Tide the sound of food comes alive as you’re cooking to help put you and your guests in the right mood for dinner.
SaltSpoon by Barbara Adamonyte
A handy little tool for the modern kitchen. Easily add accurate amounts of salt to your soup or sauce using SaltSpoon’s built-in dispenser.
Impress Fridge by Ben De La Roche
Impress is a refrigeration wall that holds your food and drinks for you, out in the open and not behind closed doors so you will always remember the lunch you prepared for work or find that midnight snack with ease.
Spacepan by Christian Bakkhaug
Spacepan is moveable it may be placed on the kitchen table so the whole family can be part of the cooking process.
AhrmaDilo by Chris Carpenter
The AhrmaDilo features the world’s first flexible iron (the Dilo) and an adjustable ironing board (the Ahrma). In combination the Ahrma and the Dilo create an ironing experience that works to eliminate the annoying parts of standard ironing such as, constantly shifting garments to iron them and ironing difficult parts of clothes such as sleeves and pant legs.
Tastee by Christopher Holm Hansen
The Electrolux Tastee is a taste indicator that is used when cooking to assist the chef in bringing out the flavours in the meal.
Melodi by Elena Sitnikova
Melodi is a device designed to allow the other senses help you in task of measuring liquids.
Julienne by Florent Corlay
Julienne is a new food experience. By enabling guests to sense the evolution of the meal, shown through changing music and shifting ambient light the progression of the food‘s journey from simple ingredients to a delicious meal.
Tempo Blender by Fu Chun Wan
The Tempo blender can tell you what and how much you need to make a variety of fresh juices, cocktails or sauces.
Cruet Salt & Pepper by Harry Hale
The Cruet not only enhances the taste of your food but also increases social interaction at the dinner table between you and your guests.
Smart Embossed Blender by Hwajin Ock
With the Smart Embossed Blender you can feel how smooth or rough your ingredients are while you are blending.
Aeroball by Jan Ankierstajn
The Aeroball is a revolutionary way to improve the spaces in which we live. In tiny bubbles that float and hover, the Aeroball cleans and filters the air while hovering in place.
ICE by Julen Pejenaute Beorlegi
ICE can not only be used as basic lamp with adjustable brightness or colour to fit the mood of any dining occasion.
Smart Plate by Julian Caraluani
SmartPlate is the world’s first intelligent dish that physically understands food and transforms it into sound, completing the circle of senses by which we understand what we eat.
Fiery by Karen I Man Cheong
Fiery – the magic wand that brings flambé from restaurant to your home kitchen.
Easy Stir by Lisa Frodadotter
By utilising magnets that react to your induction stove the Easystir will literally save you time and money by never needing to be charged, batteries replaced or plugged into a wall socket.
Sensual Control by Malgorzata Zsostak
Sensual Control is a portable control panel that lets you know when your food is ready whilst allowing you to control temperature levels from anywhere in your house.
Touch by Markus Marks
Touch fits into the palm of your hand and can be used to remove wrinkles from your clothes while you are still wearing them.
Wentylor by Michal Pospiech
Cool your house and calm your mind with the Wentylor.
Be There by Mikus Vanags
Be There is a virtual restaurant that lets you select your favourite locations around the globe with local cuisine and themed atmospheres.
Airômes by Mylène Manon Baillet
Airômes uses the process of vaporisation to aromatise your food with the flavours you want.
Wine Stewart by Roman Blahynka
The Wine Steward can maintain the perfect temperature for any type of wine to ensure optimal enjoyment from first drop to last.
Ingresure by JongWoo Choi
Ingresure will accurately measure the ingredients of your soup, sauce or stew and let you know how much salt, pepper or spice you need to cook like a pro.
Hula Washer by Sangsoon Lee
Save time and save money by using the energy you need to exercise to spin the Hula Washer, like a Hula Hoop, while it washes your clothes.
Fridge Nose by Vilius Dringelis
Fridge Nose is a home appliance that displays information about the food that is stored in your fridge. Using sensors placed in the food the Fridge Nose warns you when food has expired or lets you know just how long you have left.
Mo’Sphere by Yunuén Graciela Hernández López
Mo’Sphere allows the user to experiment with and experience new flavours and sensations through the exciting world of “molecular cooking”.
Memory by WenYao Cai
Memory is a coffee maker that uses hand print recognition to make the right cup of coffee for the right person.