Your Laundry, Circa 2020

The Re-cycle Laundry Center looks like if you booted it up it would kick into hyperdrive and send your shirts to another dimension, but the designers has assured me it is intended to just clean your clothes, and you will indeed get them back when it is finished with them.

The laundry Center was inspired quite literary from the recycling logo both in form and function. The three units may look identical, but one is a washer, one is a dryer, and the third is a water tank and filtration system. By spinning the unit clockwise, water is gravity fed from the tank to the washing machine and vice versa, eliminating the need for a pump. After the washing cycle, the dirty water flows back to the storage tank where it is cleaned and filtered ready to be used again. Meanwhile the user can use the dryer because although the three volumes form a single piece, each unit acts independently according to its function. Once the process of cleaning and filtration is complete, a touch screen indicates a new washing cycle can be initiated again by spinning the Laundry center and feeding the water back into the washing unit.

This all sounds quite logical and believable, but I’m still not entirely convinced Dr. Who wont be wearing one of my shirts if i wash it in Re-Cycle.

Designers: Fernanda Villanueva & Arturo Ariño

30 Comments

  • Blah says:

    well, its a good design, but one notable flaw would be the inertia produced by the machine. without weights around the machine to cement it to the ground (if it was in a horizontal position). As it is shown in a vertical position, there would have to be a support behind at least the actual washer, which would get rid of the usefulness of the design. However, it is a very cool little DESIGN, but like all designs it still has some kinks to work out

    • Canastrophy says:

      Indeed. It would tear a hole through the wall in a minute.

    • Robert says:

      I think you can put it in the wall , Have you heard about the expansion screws and an iron sheet in the back of the wall and you’ll have the support needed , and also it says for 2020 , we don’t know about technology in 10 years.

      I think is AWSOME!

      • Blah says:

        expansion screws and iron sheets wouldn’t do enough.. the force generated by the washer would simply tear the sheet out of the wall itself. This is the reason why ‘Top-loading’ washers used to rattle around so much, and still do to some extent. The designers of past washers gave the drums a kind of ‘swing’ space within the washer (which is why they are so big). From this they learned how to make a front-loader, but they require huge amounts of shock absorption if they are to be wall-mounted, and this design has simply not taken that size requirement into the equation.

        • Blah says:

          Also, even 10 years into the future, we will STILL not be able to break the laws of physics. Weight + Speed (+ in this case rotation) = Inertia

          • Newt says:

            I love this concept. It’s really an ingenious idea. A great example of re-thinking a product to leave the archetype and really create a unique and market changing product…

            I really hope this concept is explored by yourself as I think this could certaintly be a change in how society percieves a washing machine…….great.

            Sometimes you should get out of that mental box mate =D

          • Eric Hiroyuki says:

            As far as the technical side of things (water recycling, distances from motors or centres, mounting), I wouldn’t worry too much about venturing away from the norm. Explore technologies that existing machines do not and you may find a better answer. Also, like the concept, think simple rather than complex and I’m sure you can find some technological solutions to the designs issues.

  • Armin says:

    neat!
    they could integrate a basket into those. that would make the whole wash+dry easier. color code them and even men (like myself) should be able to separate laundry.

  • Hilde Scheneider says:

    It may be possible to have a manual version for lower income societies. Rather than have the wieght of the water work against you, utilize it’s movement from basin to basin to maintain momentum and a kinetic motion. Think hydro generator or drinky bird.
    If costs do become an issue, you can throw out ideas like the touch screen and door opening mechanism as these are nice-to-have’s but do not have to be there….nice

  • mexican! says:

    diseño perronsisimo, tu novia y tu traen todo el design.

  • krizia says:

    los amoooo fer y arturo….seré internacionalista pero me encantó su diseño.. muchas felicidades!!!!! krizia

  • Edwin says:

    Excelente RENDER!!!!!

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