As it moves past its first decade, the Electrolux Design Lab Competition only keeps getting better and innovative. This year saw the introduction of many new facets and sub-themes in the brief, and the end result has been astounding! Designers were asked to share their ideas right from the sketching stage and then were guided to move towards the final renderings. Taking it a step further, we have here the videos of the Eight Finalists of the Electrolux Design Lab 2013!
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Atomium is a 3D printer that uses molecular ingredients to construct food layer by layer. The product helps children prepare their own food in a fun way, it turns the moment of eating into an enjoyable, creative and healthy activity. The child can draw the shape of the food they would like to eat, show it to the appliance, which then detects this information and prints food in the desired shape as well as choosing molecular ingredients to construct nutritional balance for user’s body, thus also making eating healthier.
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Global Chef is a kitchen appliance that brings people together all across the world by using laser hologram technology and is thus also a strong visual experience for cooking. With the help of the appliance you can cook with your loved ones or take cooking lessons from top chefs. The appliance analyzes food, has a motion detection camera and can project holograms 360° around itself. The main influence of this concept is the growth of single households in densely populated and developed urban areas. People are interested in cooking and want to develop and share their experiences and this cooking aiding and connecting appliance enables creating that connection and encourages to creativity.
Breathing Wall by Jeabyun Yeon
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Breathing Wall is a wall integrated air cleaning concept for people who live in urban areas and want to relax and rest in a home with fresh air. The gills of a fish and their movement inspire the design concept when the fish breathes. This inspiration is transformed to a wall mounted integrated solution making the wall change shape according to the air cleaning process. The Breathing Wall can be customized to suit individual needs through six functions; weather, memory, reaction, breathing, mood, and general settings by using a smart device app.
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Nutrima is an appliance, which calculates the nutritional values, possible toxins and freshness of your food and ingredients. The appliance is foldable, easy to bring along and supported by an app which maps your experiences and gives tips of resellers with high quality ingredients. Nutrima helps you to find healthy food and eat in a healthy way and share this exploration with others; it is also a social experience over healthy food, with the chance of making an impact on the local, urban food market.
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The name of this appliance 3F stands for Form Follows Function. This is an appropriate name, since the physical body of this vacuum cleaner can change form and expand to suit the task required. The inspiration for this product comes from ballet dancing: while at work it resembles a skirt, floating gracefully over your floor. Whether used in compact or wide mode, it is a vacuum cleaner providing efficiency, smartness and empathy to the user. 3F will not only save you time and space, but will also surround you with cleanliness and fragrant scents of your choice. Designer:
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OZ-1 is a portable air purifier and stress reliever all integrated in a fashion piece. While showing their fashion style, the user can choose to personalize the device with different cover design to match their clothing. OZ-1 has a secondary function of emitting scent, which serves as aromatherapy helping user in stress relieving during the purification. User can choose to be more discreet by hiding the device under the collar with the integrated clip found at the back of the device.
Kitchen Hub by Francisco Barboza Grasa
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Kitchen Hub is a device designed to help the family eat better, healthier and to reduce food waste. The food stock app controlling information of the ingredients you have at home is the core of it and the rest of apps are a logical consequence. In addition it has stored the individual diets of the family, has a stock of recipes and a shopping assistance function. The smart stand-ring can be easily used in the kitchen as washing can clean it and the information travels with you also in an app.
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Mab is an automated cleaning system consisting of hundreds of flying mini-robots which will clean all surfaces giving magic to daily activities. Mab will scan and clean up the house using the flight of the mini-robots, will also determine the areas in which the house is divided to run custom cleanings. The mini-robots clean surfaces with a drop touching and trapping the dirt particles, ensuring maximum cleaning. The design language has been designed to be elegant and neutral thus fitting various types of homes.