Monday, April 29, 2013

Malaysian entry shortlisted in prestigious Electrolux Design Lab competition

Voting begins for Top 105 Entries in Electrolux Design Lab 2013

Vote for the Malaysian entry (see attached) that has made it into the 105 shortlisted entries out of 1,700 total submissions.
This year’s edition of the prestigious design competition saw over 1,700 submissions from 29 countries pared down to 105 entries in the first round.  Asian design is well-represented this year, with 32 entries from eight Asian countries making the cut.

In a break from previous competition formats, entries in the EDL 2013 will progress through five different stages. Entries that make the cut after the current public voting stage will be evaluated by Electrolux professionals, who will also help further develop the student-made concepts.

These concepts represent the Inspired Urban Living theme, which revolves around the focus areas of Social Cooking, Natural Air and Effortless Cleaning. These encompass designs or technologies that improve urban living, including 3D printing technology, wearable appliance accessories and smart technology in social cooking.

You can take a look at the top 105 concepts, interact with their designers and vote for your favourites at

In the meantime, take a look at some of the entries from Asia below:

Kitchen Train (Malaysia)
A modular set of six kitchen appliances that help to create a unified look when put together, the Kitchen Train comprises common appliances such as a microwave, juicer and coffee maker. These appliances can be purchased separately or together, but no matter your decision, you get an aesthetically-pleasing kitchen with appliances designed to look great together.

Cellular Pillow (China)
Made up of aloe cells, the cellular pillow can be used to absorb carbon dioxide, kill bacteria and break down harmful gases while releasing oxygen and anions into the air. The cellular pillow recreates the benefits of living in nature in an urban bedroom.

Expedition (India)
The Expedition is a modular mobile kitchen that is easy to trot out at an outdoor event like picnics or BBQs. Inspired by the trolley bag, the Expedition has modules for different methods of cooking, and is operated by solar power or energy efficient fuel cells. Recipes can be handily stored in one of the modules, which can also be used to make video calls or connect to the Internet.

Air Fit (Korea)
The Air Fit makes a personalised air purifier a reality by analysing the substances you breathe in and giving out air that has been customised to your needs. This includes personalising the moisture content as well as the amount of phytoncides and anions in the air.

My Diet Plate (Singapore)
Smart, dishwasher-safe dinnerware that aids weight loss diets by assisting with nutrition information and portion control. A smart phone app stores guests’ personal health and nutritional needs, and transfers the information to a Diet Plate by simply touching their phones to a central device.

Share Stick (Taiwan)
The Share Stick is a solar-powered sensor that records the growth of plants and alerts you when the fruits and vegetables on them have ripened. It will also start searching for friends who have ripe fruits and vegetables before sending them an invitation to cook together. Through this shared cooking experience, the Share Stick hopes to bring people together in an urban environment.

HUMALEON (Thailand)
A mood sensor with a built-in holographic projector, the HUMALEON can detect your moods and choose the appropriate foods for you to eat. The holographic projector can then project a tutorial by famous chefs to assist you in cooking the perfect meal, helping to ease some stress in your urban life.

The OWL (Indonesia)
An intelligent robot, the OWL can act as a virtual assistant in the home. It can purify the air while children eat, sleep and play, use cameras to facilitate remote monitoring, make phone calls and connect to the Internet.

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