The Luna Wash

The future of washing clothes foresees us putting the washing machine between the dirty clothes and not the other way around. Interestingly, the Luna is an electrostatic spherical washing machine where the metallic sphere loads a little dose of water and is placed into the pile of dirty clothes. It then creates a cloud of fine particles of steam electrostatically charged. The steam oozes out through pores of the metal surface, wrapping and pervading all the fibers of the clothes.

This is how it works:

  • Luna flows between clothes through vibrations and pulses that control their movements, to scrub and shake tissues, detect dirt foci and detach it.
  • The metallic surface of the sphere acts as a magnet: electrostatically charged, attracts dirt particles impregnated with steam and sucks these towards the core of the sphere.
  • Finally, Luna dries with hot air the residual damp in the tissues.

Luna is 2014 Electrolux Design Lab Top 100 entry, you can vote for this or any other entry here. Voting closes on May 16, 2014.

Designer: Juan Camilo Restrepo Villamizar