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Australian student, Rodrigo Capati, is the only Aussie to be selected in the Top 100 of the global 2014 Electrolux Design Lab competition. This is an outstanding result for Rodrigo, with more than 1,700 innovative ideas submitted this year by students from 43 different countries.



May 14th, 2014

Rodrigo Capati is an Industrial Design student from RMIT University. His concept, Lotus Flow, is an air purification and lighting system that consists of flexible ‘petals’, that are constructed of a self–cleaning membrane to filter the air of dust, odours and airborne pollutants that are harmful to human health. Lotus Flow constantly monitors the quality of the air in a room, working in response to its environment and can be paired to a smart device.

Rodrigo’s concept can be viewed here: http://electroluxdesignlab.com/2014/?post_type=submission&p=230


The Top 100+ ideas are now available on the Design Lab website www.electroluxdesignlab.com. The public can influence the competition by voting for their favourite idea to the next stage until May 16.

Electrolux Design Lab is a popular global design competition, now in its 12th year. Students compete for a six-month paid internship and a prize of 5,000 Euros by submitting innovative design ideas for the future home. This year’s theme, Creating Healthy Homes, challenges students to think about the issues that society will face in the future.

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