Design lab finalists reveal gadgets of the future

Summary:From breathing walls to holograms and intelligent kitchen appliances, Electrolux Design Lab's eight finalists reveal how we might be cooking, cleaning and improving our home environment in the future.

The eleventh annual Electrolux Design Lab competition fast forwards us to the future where technological boundaries do not exist. Here we reveal the eight finalists selected from over 1,700 entries from across the globe. Take a closer look at these stunning futuristic concept designs .

3F stands for “Form Follows Function”. The physical body of this vacuum cleaner can change and mutate to suit the task required. 3F is by Germain Verbrackel  who is studying industrial design at EDNA (Ecole de Design Nantes Atlantique) France.

Atomium is a 3D printer that uses molecular ingredients to construct food layer by layer. The product helps children prepare their own food by turning eating into an enjoyable, creative and healthy activity. Designed by Lucia Silva, studying design, Federal University of Technology, Parana Brazil.

Breathing Wall is a future-oriented and wall integrated air cleaning concept for people who live in urban areas and want to relax and rest in a home with fresh air. Breathing Wall has been designed by Jeabyun Yeon who is studying product design at SADI University Korea.

Global Chef is a kitchen appliance and service that connects people and cultures across the globe through cooking using hologram technology. It has been designed by Dawid Dawod studying MA in advanced product design, Umeå Institute of Design Sweden.

Kitchen Hub is a device designed to help the family to eat better, healthier and to reduce food waste. It has been designed by Francisco Barboza Grasa who is studying for a mechanical engineering degree and a Masters in advanced design, IED Turin.

Mab is an automated cleaning system consisting of hundreds of flying mini-robots that can clean all types of surfaces. It has been designed by Adrian Perez Zapata studying at Universidad San Buenaventura Medellín and Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana Colombia.

Nutrima kitchen scales analyse your food's weight, nutrition, freshness and levels of certain toxins. Nutrima has been created by Janne Palovuori who is studying industrial design at Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences Finland.

OZ-1 has been created by Wei Kiat Law, a Major in product design at the achool of Art, Design and Media, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. It is a portable air purifier and stress reliever integrated into a fashion piece.

Topics: Emerging Tech, Hardware

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