Electrolux names Design Lab 2013 finalists

17 Sep, 13

Global student design competition for concept home appliances

Appliance giant Electrolux has named the finalists of its global student design competition for concept appliances, which is now in its 11th year. This year saw entrants working to the briefs of Social Cooking, Effortless Cleaning and Natural Air. Over 1,700 submissions from over 60 countries have been shortlisted, to eight finalists, with projects which include a 3D food printer, a shape-shifting vacuum cleaner, nutritional scales and an app to help families eat better and reduce food waste.

The eight finalists are as follows:

  • 3F stands for Form Follows Function and is a vaccum cleaner which can change form and expand to to suit the task required, by Germain Verbrackel studying Industrial design at Ecole de Design Nantes Atlantique, France
  • Breathing Wall is an integrated air cleaning concept, inspired by the gills of fish, by Jeabyun Yeon, studying Product Design at SADI University, Korea
  • Nutrima calculates the nutrional values and freshness of food and ingredients, supported by an app, to help people eat in a healthy way, by Janne Palovuroi studying Industrial Design at Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences, Finland
  • OZ-1 is a portable air purifier and stress reliver integrated into a fashion piece, by Wei Kiat Law, studying Product Design at the School of Art, Design and Media, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  • Kitchen Hub is a device designed to help families eat better and redce food waste with an app that controls information of the ingredients at home, and stores individual diets for use out shopping, by Francisco Barboza Grasas studying Mechanical Engineering and a Masters in Advanced Design at IED, Turin
  • Mab is an automated cleaning system featuring flying mini-robots, which scans then cleans the house, by Adrain Perez Zapata, studying at Universidad San Buenaventura Medellin and Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana, Colombia
  • Global Chef is an interactive recipe book which uses laser hologram technology and motion mapping for a 360 degree experience, so users can take cooking lessons from the world’s top chef, by Dawid Dawod, studying MA Advanced Product Design at Umea Institute of design, Sweden
  • Atomium is a 3D printer that uses molecular ingrdeients to construct food layer by layer, to help children prepare their own food, by Lucia Silva studying Design at Federal University of Technology at Parana, Brazil.