The Electrolux company is known courageous, sometimes even for ridiculous concepts which are annually shown within special competition among young designers. Participants of action of Electrolux Design Lab this year offered the Swedish producer of household appliances new interesting ideas.
This year the attention of contestants was concentrated to such subjects, as pleasure from food, purification of air, care of textile products and town houses. Finalists presented many interesting works, Gizmodo chose from them five more or less plausible ideas.
Sensors of freshness of food are not something new, but the designer of Kimberley the Shell suggested to do them in the form of small, easily readable and convenient tubules in use. Freshtag are capable to define a structure, color of products and gases allocated by them. The spoiled product will force a tubule to turn yellow, and at worst to redden.
Shell also offered sensors labels which are pasted on packing. They trace freshness of products by means of similar tubules, only in packing.
Flexible cooking surface which heats up or cooled at will of the user.
Surphase uses a material which allows to give to a plate the necessary form. Here only the designer holds back the name of this material. Idea good, housewives should appreciate it.
Realization of this concept is connected with a number of difficulties, but the idea looks excellent. Why anybody did not guess earlier to offer the portable sewing machine in the form of the handle?
Fabric Pen is the handle, capable to 3D-print a product from a fabric, and in need of even them and to repair. Idea interesting, and it is obvious that the finished product would have big success among women. Use of various materials as "ink" will allow to create under way the whole clothes, and quickly and in any situation.
In a sound body — a sound mind. Imagine a velosimulator which not only pumps over your muscles, but also air, releasing it from any pollutants. Something similar one company from Thailand, but its product, unlike this concept earlier showed, is intended for cleaning of city streets of a smog. Cycle, in turn, is calculated on use in house conditions.
Electrolux much of concepts grasp spirit, but not all of them can be realized at least soon. One of such, for example, relied on teleportation. Bake.A.Dish is more realistic. Its mission consists in doing food in edible pots of bakery materials. If the concept gathers the necessary quantity of points, the finished product can already appear in the market next year.