Exhibits Resourceful Concept Appliances
Electrolux challenged Masters design students at the Domus Academy in
Milan to rethink kitchen appliances and will this week exhibit nine
concepts based on existing technology that consider sustainability and
culture under the ReSource theme.
The exhibit coincides with the 2011 Milan Design Week and comes just
before entry to the annual Electrolux Design Lab contest closes on May
"To re-source is to re-generate, re-energize, re-mix, and
re-lax,” says Bruno Lizotte, Design Manager at Electrolux,
“and the appropriate space for this multi-tasking is, more
than ever before, the home and its vibrant centre – the
Lizotte, who tutored the students, said the concept appliances show "a
dynamic way of looking at appliance design, offering novel solutions
for the kitchen environment.”
The nine appliances on exhibit:
(Kinetic Efficient Water Appliance)
Pietro Russomanno, Italy
The KEWA dishwashing appliances uses air pressure with water to clean
dishes, resulting in saving of water, time, and energy. Kinetic jets
create a "water-blade" capable of cleaning a single plate or pan in one
stroke. There is also a hand-held version of the cleaner.
Chi Rong Hsu, Taiwan
Aeolus is an extractor fan that efficiently removes odors from an
entire room. While Chi Rong Hsu came up with the concept infinitivally
to remove odors from wok cooking within an enclosed space, this
solution can be used in many kitchen settings. It maximizes
space by storing utensils and tools that can be hung from the frame.
Ariadna Tellez Rossell, Mexico
The CLEAiR air purifier provides automatic status updates about the
condition of air inside the home. Three separate table mounted cleaners
can also be used for general cleaning in a hand-held position.
Beyza Dogan, Turkey
Breathe is a living kitchen appliance design to "breath in" and
neutralize air pollutants using ionization. The unit also helps create
a clean kitchen environment by providing ambient light that follows the
natural light cycle of the day.
Zahira Ivelisse Crespo, Puerto Rico
Jumble is a flexible set of induction cooking plates that allows easy
transfer of cooking vessels to different temperate zones. A remote
control operates the three cooking zones and frees valuable counter
Jung Kun Choi, South Korea
Wine is intended to provide an extra aesthetic dimension to wine
collecting by displaying bottles in a wall mounted showcase that
maintains their optimal temperature. It also has a cabinet to chill and
store foods that are served as part of a wine tasting experience.
Marcela Vanesa Céspedes, Argentina
This kitchen waste disposal and recycling appliance uses enzymes to
break down organic waste, creating energy that is channeled via
conductive pipes to heat the home's small appliances.
Jervis Chua, Hong Kong
The Chefiamo virtual cookbook assists, guides, inspires, and maintains
cooking traditions. A hologram avatar, intended to appear like a friend
or relative, is projected onto the countertop and guides users through
the cooking process.
Surbhi Singhal, India
This modular system of furniture and kitchen appliances is adaptable to
user spaces regardless of the space size, and the system can be built
up as necessary.
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