This concept Rockpool unit is a bit out of the design box. The dishwasher, developed by students from the University of New South Wales, Australia, won the top prize at the Electrolux Design Laboratory 2004 competition in New York, U.S.
The winning concept combines a sophisticated waterless cleaning technology with a simple user interface. Carbon dioxide is used in a closed-loop operation to clean the dishes. “The unique appliance concepts developed by the students demonstrate the power of creating products directly related to consumer needs,” says Henrik Otto, global head of design at Electrolux. “These concepts and ideation will make a significant impact on our product and design innovation efforts.”