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Cleaning robots, food printer and a breathing wall takes the top spots at EDL 2013


It’s been a busy day at work, but now that you’re home, it’s time to switch gears and let the appliances in your home take care of you.  

The MAB cleaner has scanned your house and deployed its flying mini-robots to the areas in need of a clean.  Meanwhile, an Atomium 3D food printer has determined your nutritional needs and is working in the kitchen to construct a healthy meal based on attractive designs that have been scanned in by you.

At the same time, the walls of your home have detected your mood and are changing the environment to display images that help recreate a happy moment from your memory.

This futuristic scenario is the brainchild of the top three winners at this year’s Electrolux Design Lab (EDL) competition.  The MAB, a robotic cleaning concept designed by Adrian Perez Zapata from Colombia, walked away with the top prize of 5,000 euros and a six-month paid internship at an Electrolux global design centre.

EDL Winners
From left to right: EDL 2013’s second runner-up Jeabyun Yeon, winner Adrian Perez Zapata and runner-up Luiza Silva

Runner-up Luiza Silva from Brazil, who designed the Atonium 3D food printer, went home with 3,000 euros and second runner-up Jeabyun Yeon, from Korea, netted 2,000 euros with his design for the Breathing wall.

In a first at the EDL competition, the MAB not only won over the judging panel, it also won the hearts of the public, taking home the People’s Choice award with 40% of the public votes cast on the EDL 2013 website.

The futuristic Mab cleaner scans the environment and deploys nano robots to clean dirty surfaces. 

The three winners beat out over 1,700 submissions from 60 countries. They were amongst eight finalists flown to Stockholm, Sweden on 16 October to present their designs to a live audience that included international media, bloggers and renowned designers.

This year’s EDL was a design competition with a difference. With the theme of Inspired Urban Living, contestants were tasked to conceptualise products, accessories, consumables and services that could be seen as a breakthrough within the sector of Social Cooking, Natural Air or Effortless Cleaning. T he submissions which made it through the first round were then evaluated and refined with the help of Electrolux design professionals.

Take a closer look at the future of home living at www.electroluxdesignlab.com.

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