Electrolux Design Lab finalists include flying cleaning robots

The Electrolux Design Lab finalists have been named and include designs for 3D food printers, flying cleaning robots and shape shifting vacuum cleaners.

Mab by Adrian Perez Zapata
Mab by Adrian Perez Zapata

Design Lab, an annual global student design competition has this year garnered more than 1700 entries addressing three briefs for the future home environment: Social Cooking; Effortless Cleaning and Natural Air.

Each of the finalists will have their design made into a non-functioning prototype and the winner of the competition will be selected by a jury in Stockholm in October.

Mab by Adrian Perez Zapata
Mab by Adrian Perez Zapata

Mab by Adrian Perez Zapata is an automated cleaning system consisting of hundreds of flying robots which can clean different types of surfaces.

The system scans and cleans the house, paying attention to dirty areas. The robots clean by trapping dirt particles to ensure thorough cleaning.

Automium by Lucia Silva
Automium by Lucia Silva

Automium is a 3D printer that uses molecular components to construct food layer by layer. It helps children prepare their food in an interactive way.

Children can draw the shape of the food they would like to eat, show it to the appliance, which then detects this information and prints food in the desired shape, as well as choosing molecular ingredients to construct a food that’s nutritionally balanced for the user’s body.

3F by Germain Verbrackel
3F by Germain Verbrackel

3F, (meaning form follows function) by Germain Verbrackel is a vacuum cleaner which can change shape depending on the task required.

Inspired by ballet dancing it resembles a skirt, which floats over a floor and can be used in a compact or wide mode.

Breathing Wall by Jeabyun Yeon
Breathing Wall by Jeabyun Yeon

Breathing Wall by Jeabyun Yeon is an air filtration concept for people living in urban areas and makes walls permeable, letting in filtered air and light.

It is inspired by the gills of a fish and has settings including weather, memory, reaction, breathing and mood, which can be controlled from a phone app.

Nutrima by Janne Palovuori
Nutrima by Janne Palovuori

Nutrima by Janne Palovuori calculates the nutritional values and freshness of your food and ingredients. The portable device is supported by an app allowing users to receive nutritional tips and map and share their experiences.

QZ-1
QZ-1

 QZ-1by Wei Kiat Law is a wearable air purifier and stress relief device which can be personalised to match clothing. It can emit scent, acting as aromatherapy to relieve stress levels and tension.

Kitchen Hub by Francisco Barboza Grasa
Kitchen Hub by Francisco Barboza Grasa

Kitchen Hub by Francisco Barboza Grasa is designed to help families eat better and reduce food waste.

A food stock app contains recipes, information on the ingredients you have at home and can store the individual diets of each family member to assist with shopping.

Global Chef by Dawid Dawod
Global Chef by Dawid Dawod

Global Chef by Dawid Dawod is a kitchen appliance, which uses laser hologram technology to bring together people across the world.

Its design allows people to cook with family or take lessons from chefs and uses a motion detection camera to project 360-degree holograms.

The project has been influenced by the growth in single person households in densely populated areas.

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