Monday, August 31, 2009

Electrolux Announces Design Lab 2009 Finalists

Every year, Electrolux invites industrial design students worldwide to design appliances that will help shape how consumers think about cooking, cleaning, and storing food and other items around the home.

This year, contestants were asked to design appliances that will change the way we live over the next 90 years, allowing for personalization, learning, and time constraints. At stake for the 2009 competition is an internship at an Electrolux design center and a cash prize.

Le Petit Prince (right) by Martin Miklica of Brno University of Technology in the Czech Republic is a robotic greenhouse that's designed to facilitate our move to inhabiting Mars. The robot will care for a plant inside its mounted glass dome and will also have the capability to communicate with other robots in the area.

To see all of the finalists and vote on your favorite, you can visit the Electrolux Design Lab Web by clicking on the heading above.

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