Think ahead 14 years and imagine your home in 2020. That's what the Electrolux DesignLab competition asked designers to do in the Imagine the Home in 2020 design competition. The first prize winner was Air Wash, a waterless washing machine that does its work with negative ions, antibacterial deodorant, and a lot of hot air.
Other notable entries were DustMate shoes which not only let you walk around with a comfy pair of kicks but vacuum your floors at the same time.
Then there's the soft refrigerator, which claims to save energy and space, and can be folded up and carried around so you can use it where and when you need it.
Imagine the Home in 2020 Design Competition [Cool Hunting]