Single Cup Special

Single Cup Special

Oh boy, this Plug Cup is going to make me lazybones. Ever since I’ve laid my eyes on it, I have wanted this concept to come to life. It’s perfect for this instant coffee and green tea glutton that I am. A simple 180° rotating 2-pin plug at the base of the cup hooks on to any power source; so imagine this hanging off the powerstrip where my computer plugs are hitched! A tight lid ensures no spills and a clamp lock keeps the cup upright at the base. The good thing is that the heating element detaches so that the cup can be cleaned easily. Coffee mix, tea, water bottle….all will sit right next to my printer!

0 Designers: Various

The Electrolux Smoothie Bar is Open!

The Electrolux Smoothie Bar is Open!

Want a sneak-peek into the appliance giant Electrolux’s Head Quarters in Stockholm? Now is your chance; they are currently running the live streaming of the Smoothie Bar, an open viewing channel where twice a day they have cool people giving interviews and employees come and chill out, grab a smoothie or juice. The promo is for their Powermix Silent – the quietest blender ever. So to prove their point, the juice bar will be operational in the background, while the presenter asks Henrik Otto the importance of design.

0 Smoothie Bar is open May 23 to May 27, CET 9.00 – 17.00

Tea Easy

Tea Easy

Love me a good cup of tea but when you’re own the go and need something quick, but still fresh, investing in something like the T-EASY can be a Godsend. No, not the rapture kind but still glorious (I’m still alive). It has an 8 cup capacity, demarcated so you’ll know how many tea leaves to uses per cup of water. The only flaw I see is not all teas will fit within that 1:1 ratio. For example, floral teas are very light, therefor needing more leaves/flowers per cup for water.

0 Designer: Dr. Hakan Gürsu for Designnobis

Compact Water Purification

Compact Water Purification

NextOfKin Creatives goal in designing the EcoWater CES purification system was to deconstruct and reduce the system to its core components and simplest form to create the most compact design available. Three main cylindrical shapes make up the core and house the primary components: the filtration column, hot water tank, and re-engineered compact water pump. The cylinders are angled forward to create a sense of motion and play for the user, while paying an homage to the classic pitcher.

0 Designer: NextOfKin Creatives

New Meaning to Light Washes

New Meaning to “Light Washes”

Be a sport and just look at the pre-picture and try and guess what this is. If you’ve spied the Electrolux logo and have concluded it’s probably an appliance, you’re right! Indeed it’s a dishwasher combined with a dining table light! The idea is to have a functional light stationed right above the dining table, so that you have easy access to routine dishes like plates and spoons.

0 Designer: Kim Joonmin

Water Blade for Tuff Stains

Water Blade for Tuff Stains

Scrubbing is a very important factor when cleaning dishes and this has to be done perfecto! There’s no way around it. Keeping this in mind, Domus student Pietro Russomanno designed the KEWA concept, an acronym for Kinetic Efficient Water Appliance. It’s basically a dishwasher that uses air pressure to direct water through kinetic jets to create a ‘water-blade’ that cleans the greasiest of stains.

0 Designer: Pietro Russomanno

Some Like it HOT

Some Like it HOT

Piping hot, tepid to lukewarm…there are many ways to drink your coffee, but the best way is your way! And to keep the temperature in control is the Boog Coffee Warmer. Like a magic stick, it maintains the ideal temperature for your brew, allowing you to savor the drink. Pull on the tab at the top and a chemical reaction inside the spoon between water and calcium chloride generate enough heat to bring your drink to 90º F. Just another scientific way to enjoy your cuppa!

0 Designer: Jung Eun Park

Odorless Kitchen with Space

Odorless Kitchen with Space

The majority of the time, kitchen smells are good. I mean who can resist the whiff of a freshly baked cake? However keeping the oily drafts in control requires a good hood and efficient ventilation. The Electrolux Aeolus is a concept that promises good odor control but also looks into the problems of space crunch in a kitchen. The rim-like frame is suspended from the ceiling and has hooks and platforms to hold glasses and pans. I love the chic look and sophisticated touch that it adds to a kitchen.

0 Designer: Chi Rong Hsu

Re-Source - Better Kitchens for the Future

Re-Source – Better Kitchens for the Future

Here is a very special sneak-peek at what the students of Domus Academy have been up to. Electrolux commissioned the product design students to come up with ideas that support a better kitchen environment using existing technologies. Re-Source perceives appliances to be the best kitchen mate! Here’s a look at 9 exciting projects, some of which we will be looking at in-depth at a later stage.

0 Designers: Various

Tea Party

Tea Party

I’m not a fussy tea drinker and don’t give a rat’s tail about blend, brew or steeping, but I have this tea connoisseur cousin who has painstakingly mastered the art of brewing his perfect cuppa. For the impatient and the perfectionists alike, we have the Tesera Teemachine. It is an automated tea machine that dishes out the perfect cup by controlling the brewing time, water temperature and the amount of tea, depending upon the blend being used. This is how it should be!

0 Designer: Tobias Gehring

Ten Innovative Ways to do the Laundry

Ten Innovative Ways to do the Laundry

Ask anyone what is the most dreadful household chore they have to do, and unanimously we hear, it’s the Laundry! Washing dishes comes a close second, but we’ll deal with that later. For now lets take a look at ten innovative and futuristic methods of doing laundry, with the possibility of making them a fun chore! Yeah right!

0 Designers: Various

For Dish Dummies Like Me

For Dish Dummies Like Me

Grrr, I hate doing the dishes! I never know quite where to start whether I’m loading or pushing buttons, and now that they’re so silent I can never tell if it’s actually on. The Wave was designed to be not only aesthetically appealing but it’s front fluid contours also house a super easy-to-use control panel designed to naturally guide the user into a logical sequence of actions. The aqua window and optional translucent top are a great for making sure everything is running smoothly… or at all.

0 Designer: Guilherme Parolin

Lid with Wings

Lid with Wings

The Lid with Wings is pot with a lid designed to remain stable even when placed slightly ajar. The product addresses cooks who prefer displacing cookware lids for ventilating and emptying their pots. I like the idea and I volunteer to sell this stuff on the home shopping network. Seriously, this would sell like crazy on QVC.

0 Designer: Vitaliy Gnatenko