It’s generally assumed that the faster the blades in a blender spin, the better it will work, right? Wrong. Over-blending fruits like strawberries can lead to crushed seeds that make a smoothie taste bitter. So Electrolux’s new tilted blender uses a less powerful motor, combined with an improved design, to actually…
Inspired by 'doctor fish' who feed off human skin, a South Korean industrial designer has conceived of a radical new way of cleaning clothes. Instead of using a traditional washing machine, fleets of robotic fish will clean your clothes in a water tank — and without detergent.
Electrolux is known for its bold and sometimes ridiculous concepts, and the Swedish appliance manufacturer holds a contest every year to encourage young designers to submit their innovative/cockamamie ideas. And this year's finalists? Well, they're just as bonkers as you'd expect.
Suction power's become an important bullet point when it comes to selling vacuums. But what really matters to consumers is how easy they are to empty. The annoying bags of yesteryear have been replaced with easy to use trapdoor canisters, which now see further improvement with Electrolux's new UltraCaptic cleaners…
Imagine adding to this kitchen bit-by-bit as your cooking skills increase. Or as your home-office needs change, considering it looks like this Electrolux concept converges the kitchen and office to suit small flat-holders.
Swedish appliance giant Electrolux is commissioning a series of restaurants to temporarily sit on top of famous buildings and mountains in Europe. Yes, the idea is insane and no, we have no idea how they got permission to do this.
Willing to pay over $1,000 for an oven hood that doesn't stand out like a sore thumb? Electrolux's EFA50700 has been designed to look just like a lampshade (albeit, a shade for a motherfriggin' large light bulb), and still manages to extract air across three different levels.
Four months after boasting of vacuums made from recycled sea junk, Electrolux now has five colorful cleaners to show off. They're made from 70 per cent recycled plastics, with each cleaner's design representing the ocean the rubbish came from.
You've got to love design concepts. This one, for example, takes a perfectly functional product—the Roomba—and makes it completely useless by putting it in the form of a robotic dog. Sigh.
Vacuuming is functional, and sometimes it's bloody expensive, but rarely would I use the term "fashionable" to describe this weekly chore. And yet, this Toshiba/Electrolux collaboration, inexplicably called the Escargot, exists.
We like to put everything else in a can, so why not fire? That must be what designer Camillo Vanacore was thinking when he dreamed up this portable, capsule fireplace.
The Cocoon Cooker isn't just some fancy steamer or something like that. No, it's a machine that actually grows meat and fish from heated animal cells. A-whaaa?
This year's crop of Electrolux Design Lab entries include several gadgets you have little chance of finding in your kitchen of the future.
Appliance manufacturer Electrolux challenged designers to imagine the appliances households will be using over the 90 years. The finalists include printable foods, waterless washing machines, and fridge that can teleport groceries directly into your home.
Making dinner for two? Then move along. The Electrolux Personal Mini Kitchen concept is designed to hold the bare essentials for one person: A small silicon hotplate, a tiny soda-can-sized fridge, and a tablet PC.
If you've ever lived with a roommate who seems to enjoy experimenting with mold in your communal fridge, you can probably appreciate this invention from Austrian design student Stefan Buchberger. The Flatshare Fridge, one of nine finalists in the Electrolux Design Lab 2008 competition, consists of up to four…