Six years old and looking towards the Internet generation the Electrolux Design Lab 2008 have announced their finalists.
October 1st, 2008
Electrolux, the global leader in household appliances, have chosen their nine finalists for Electrolux Design Lab 08’.
In its sixth year, Electrolux Design Lab invited undergraduate and graduate Industrial Design students to design tomorrow’s home appliances for the Internet generation – with ‘tomorrow’ representing 2-3 years in the future. Submissions were asked to address areas of cooking, food storage and washing.
The competition saw over 600 entries (from 49 countries), with the nine finalists being chosen by an expert panel of international judges.
The nine finalists entries are:
• ’Sook’ – a social networking recipe generator (Adam Brodowski – USA)
• ’Coox’ – a rollaway cooking table [pictured below] (Antoine Lebrun – France)
• ’E-bag’ – a kinetic energy cooling bag (Apore Puspoki – Hungary)
• ’Stratosphere’ – a sanitizing clothes rack/valet (Atilla Safrani – Hungary)
• ’iBasket’ – a wi-fi connected clothes hamper and washer (Guopeng Liang – China)
• ’Vesta’ – a foldaway, RFID cooktop (Matthias Pinkert – Germany)
• ’Drawer Kitchen’ – a desk-drawer hotplate and fridge (Nojae Park – Japan)
• ’Flatshare’ – a modular fridge solution (Stefan Buchberger – Austria)
• ’Scan Toaster’ – a USB toaster [pictured above](Sung Bae Chang – South Korea).
The winner will be announced on 9 October 2008 in Zurich, Switzerland.
Visit electrolux.com/designlab for further information on the competition and finalists.
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