The eight shortlisted designers in the competition will present their concepts at 100% Design at London’s Earls Court on 24 September.
The finalists include: Rickard Hederstierna, from Lund Institute of Technology, Sweden, who has designed the Cocoon cooking device; Martin Miklica, from Brno University of Technology in the Czech Republic, who has created the Le Petit Prince robotic greenhouse; and Nico Kläber, from Köln International School of Design, who has designed the Moléculaire molecular food printer.
Meanwhile Zhenpeng Li, from Zhejiang University, China, will present the Naturewash water-less washing machine and Louis Filosa, from Purdue University in the US, will demonstrate the Renew steam cleaner.
Dulyawat Wongnawa, from Chulalongkorn University, Thailand, will show the Teleport Fridge concept. Penghao Shan, from Zhejiang Sci-tech University, China, will demonstrate the flying Water Catcher, while Toma Brundzaite, from Vilnius Academy of Art, Lithuania, will demonstrate the Bifoliate wall-mounted double dishwasher.
The winner will receive a €5000 prize and a six-month paid internship at an Electrolux global design centre, while the second prize is €3000 and the third prize €2000.