European appliance maker Electrolux announced its third annual design competition, Electrolux Design Lab, has attracted a total of 3,040 design students from 88 countries around the world.
According to the company, the contest was designed to encourage students from around the world to design household appliances for the future.
In its third edition, the Electrolux Design Laboratory is seeking solutions for the home of 2020. Electrolux said the entries will be judged based on their design and innovation in terms of both functional and technological aspects, with a strong focus on solutions for real problems in everyday life.
The winner will be announced at an event in Stockholm on Nov. 14, 2005.
This year's line-up of jury members include:
Paola Antonelli, curator in the Department of Architecture and Design at The Museum of Modern Art in New York
Johnny Grey, a leading and influential kitchen designer
Ilse Crawford, founder of the British Elle Decoration and Bare magazine
Mark Armstrong, managing director of Blue Sky Creative in Australia
Raul Pires, head of exterior design for Bentley
Henrik Otto, senior vice president of Global Design at Electrolux
Cathy Huang, Industrial Designer, China
Registered participants are primarily students of industrial design and architecture, but also interior design, graphic design, interactive design and fashion.
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