Overview: The revolution of fridge is to sort food by their best-before date, so users can see a food approaching the best-before date and eat it intentionally.
What’s This: The concept was inspired by the Japanese cuisine. It is always recognized as art. The regard for seasonality is of the utmost essence, by using fresh ingredients and preparing them in a manner, which brings out the truest flavor of the ingredients. The concept of my design is to keep every food in our daily life being fresh before it reaches the tongue. The Fresh concept also fulfills our needs on having a healthy lifestyle.
The idea is to change the old behavior. In my design, the user does not need to open the door of fridge nor see the items inside. The door of fridge will be replaced by a full-size digital display and all the contained items are presented on it. Items are ascending sorted by the best-before date and displayed as three levels. The input and output of items are through a conveyer belt placed in the front-center of the fridge. If any food turn out-of-date, notifications will be sent to the user and the food will be sent out from the fridge automatically.
The Push: The motivation is to encourage people to consume all the food before out-of-date. Imagine a traditional scenario in using fridge, the user keep putting new items onto the shelves in the fridge, and the former items are pushed to the back and blocked by new. Because the former items are not as visible as newer items, they are more inclined to be ignored and forgotten in the fridge’s corner and being rotten, which always lead to waste of food or food poisoning if people eat them by mistake.
Designer: Nan Liu
Wanna know more? Visit : Electrolux Design Lab (Fresh-G: Truest flavour)
Overview: What makes your healthy home even healthier is your attitude.
What’s This: Following the current trends, the future technological products take all works from us. It results directly in a dystopia, in which the consumers discharge their duties from an sofa. The intelligent character of the SPIC= lies in the fact that it does not serve the comfort but the conscious lifestyle.
Among the characteristics of the lifestyle, the nourishment has the most important influence on the balance of our body. It uses the well-known, but disregarded fundamental truth that all the health problems of humanity can be cured by some of the Earth’s plants.
The SPIC= is a smart, natural biosphere whose functioning depends on a composting system, therefore the cycle of domestic waste solves the provision of nutrients and the energy supply.
The Push: Spice = Medicine
Make your own biosphere that evolves according to the needs of your organism. Cook and start enjoying life. In a healthiest home, it’s your environment that helps you to get conscious. The SPIC= is a smart plant growth incubator that seizes the opportunities created by Mother Nature, which are the curative effects of the Earth’s herbs.
You provide it with information in everyday use, thus it responds to both known and unknown needs of your body with dozens of recipes.
Designer: Kristóf Koczka
Wanna know more? Visit : Electrolux Design Lab (SPIC=)
Overview: The Hexis is a multi-purpose kitchen appliance that serves as a mini-refrigerator and a meal cooker that cooks according to your nutritional needs.
What’s This: The Hexis is a two-in-one kitchen appliance that can store food in tiny hexagonal compartments by compressing the very atoms of the food, making it physically smaller, and at the same, use these “food particles” as ingredients for healthy meals. When storing food, the Hexis analyzes first the nutritional components of the food, and then store them according to what food group they belong to.
Hexis also acts as a nutritional analyzer that can perform an in-depth scan of the user’s body with only a touch of the hand. It can quickly analyze the user’s nutritional needs, and based on acquired data and stored food particles, be able to come up with a list of recommended meals for the user to consume.
As an automatic meal cooker, the user can pick from their personal recommended list of meals the dish they want Hexis to prepare. Factors such as: the age of the user, the time when Hexis was used and certain medical issues can also affect how Hexis would prepare the healthy meals.
The Push: At present time, people are so busy rushing in between schedules that they tend to compromise their health. Often, people have would just opt to buy processed and unhealthy food, to fit into their busy lifestyle.
Having a machine that could address this problem would help people to enjoy a healthy lifestyle without disrupting their busy schedule. Hexis is designed for this sole purpose: to help people achieve optimal health lifestyle without sacrificing much of their precious time.
Designer: Anna Klarissa Abjelina
Wanna know more? Visit : Electrolux Design Lab (Hexis)
Overview: Like the name suggests, the Smart Sign Language Interpreter is a convenient device that allows hearing-impaired people to communicate with those who are can hear, using sign language. Apparently, Sign Language is the first language learned by hearing-impaired people and as a wristband device it makes use of an EMG sensor, a gyro sensor, and a distance sensor to decode hand signs. How awesome!
Small distance sensors are applied to the tips of the user’s fingernails.
When a hearing-impaired person uses signs to communicate to a non-hearing-impaired person (who can not use sign language), the signs are tracked, converted into voice or text data, and sent to the recipient’s smartphone.
The device also contains speakers that can transmit the voice data directly.
When a non-hearing-impaired person speaks to a hearing-impaired person, their voice is converted into text by the device, and displayed on its built-in screen.
The text can be converted into signing diagrams.
Designers: Jeon Sung-Su, Ku Ja-Yun & Lee Seo-Young
Overview: The peculiar Lampslamp is a true oddity in the world of lighting. Not just because of its ultra-flexible, even wobbly shade, but because of what’s actually inside the shade… burned out bulbs. Yes! It’s like a pink jellyfish ate your old light bulbs and now they’re permanently suspended in its belly! Strange, but definitely a statement, nonetheless!
Designers: Anna Strupinskaya & Alexey Ivashkevich