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The Robo TAP robotic cleaner and The Ribbon, for heating or chilling food and drink, will be on show at Grand Designs Live Birmingham


The Robo TapThe Ribbon

Electrolux Design Lab is delighted to announce that the public will be able to view two of its fantastic finalist’s prototypes in the House of the Future at Grand Design Live in Birmingham from 7-9 October. The designs on display will include the Robo TAP and runner up, the Ribbon.

Robo TAP: Country: South Korea, Designer: Gyu Ha Choi, School: Handong Global University

The Robo TAP is a smart evolution of the robotic vacuum cleaner used to target an exact area for cleaning. An IPS system aligned with a simple remote control is attached to the shoe or slipper of the user. Two taps on a dirty spot directs the Robo TAP to the precise area for cleaning. Two more taps will cancel the order and three taps returns the vacuum cleaner to its automatic programme.  It’s as fun as tap dancing, but much easier.

RIBBON: Country: Australia, Designer: Enzo Kocak, School: Monash University

Ribbon won second prize in the EDL11 competition. The jury’s motivation was, “Ribbon shows incredible simplicity in form and application and its usage is highly intuitive”

The Ribbon is a multi-purpose heater and cooler for portable use. Its unique shape and flexibility allows for wrapping around a vessel containing food or drink for heating or chilling. The black side provides heat, whereas the white cools. You can curl it up, take it with you, fold out and even puzzle together to use as a hotplate. Controls placed on the side facilitate easy use. The chargeable thermoelectric cell battery can also reverse the charging process– whilst not in use the cells convert excess heat back into electricity.

Please visit www.electrolux.com/designlab for more information.

Back  by popular demand the House of the Future sponsored by Virgin Media will showcase the latest technology, design and innovation for the home.

Grand Designs Live will be at the NEC Birminghma 7-9 October 2011. For more information and tickets please visit www.granddesignslive.com

For further information and images please contact:

Emma McSweeney emma@dmcpr.co.uk 07796264353 or Sue Hargreaves sueh@dmcpr.co.uk 07796303042

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