1. Winner: Aeroball
Ideal if you live within the smoggy confines of the city, Aeroball takes the form of tiny bubbles that clean and filter the air whilst hovering in the air. If you like your clean air smelling of roses or anything that doesn’t resemble being stuck inside a car exhaust, the Aeroball will also come in a variety of scented models. Absorbing light in the day to glow in the evening, think of Aeroball as the floating air purifier of the future.
Country: Poland | Designer: Jan Ankiersztajn | School: Uniwersytet Artystyczny w Poznaniu
Next Second place: Impress
See how the future of the kitchen looks as we reveal the winner of the 2012 Electrolux Design Lab Awards including all the shortlisted finalists
As all true food aficionados will no doubt tell you, it's not enough for a meal to be pleasing on the palette. It also needs to look like it's been plated up by a Michelin star chef and smell like the ingredients were plucked from the ground that morning for the ultimate sensory overload.
Putting industrial design students to the creative test, the annual Electrolux Design Lab competition set the challenge of devising a home appliance that can deliver that full sensory experience. Going from 1,200 entrants to just ten finalists, the winner was named at the Triennale Design Museum in Milan. We reveal who finished in first place plus take a look at those other visionary concepts shortlisted for success.
You can find out more about the 2012 Electrolux Design Labs Awards finalists at Electrolux.co.uk