Electrolux Design Lab Showcases Top Submissions Online

  Electrolux Design Lab Showcases Top Submissions Online

Business Wire

STOCKHOLM -- April 03, 2013

Innovative ideas from more than 100 design students in 29 countries passed the
first round of selection in Electrolux (STO:ELUXA) (STO:ELUXB) Design Lab
2013. These submissions can now be seen on the Electrolux Design Lab website,
where the public can also vote for a favorite idea. Some of the trends in this
year’s competition, which attracted 1,700 entries, are the rise of 3D printing
technology, wearable appliance accessories and smart technology in social
cooking.

The concepts submitted represent the Inspired Urban Living theme of the
competition, which has Social Cooking, Natural Air and Effortless Cleaning as
its three focus areas. Those chosen by Electrolux professionals and the public
will make it to the next stage of the competition. The main prize, to be
awarded in October, is EUR 5,000 and a six-month paid internship at an
Electrolux global design center.

The top 100+ entries are posted for public viewing and voting at
http://electrolux.com/electroluxdesignlab.

New technologies and inspiring design solutions

The concepts were selected by Electrolux design, R&D and innovation
professionals. Design Director and Jury Chairman Thomas Johansson commented on
the submissions:

“The concepts we chose to be further developed are relevant and convincing,
with clever ideas on how to make cooking, cleaning and air cleaning more
inspiring in the future. Some of the trends we can see in this year’s
competition are different ways to use 3D printing technology, wearable
appliance accessories, and new approaches to integrated appliance solutions.
We have also received concepts that reflect our memories and highlight our
senses, as well as smart technology in social cooking solutions. This is an
exciting year also because the concepts go beyond products; many interesting
design solutions include services and consumables.”

This year’s competition will be conducted in five stages, allowing the
applicants to concentrate on different areas of development in the process.
After being developed further, those selected will be evaluated by Electrolux
professionals. Each concept can be voted on by the public, and the ones that
receive the most votes will go straight to the next round. After the next
submission deadline, 50+ concepts will be chosen to proceed to the next stage.

Five submission stages

Stage 1. Submission of concept idea and sketch by March 15

Stage 2. Concept development, deadline May 1

Stage 3. Visual development, May

Stage 4. Functionality development, June and July

Stage 5. Design Lab final event, October

Global recognition, prizes and an internship to be won

When eight finalists are selected in October, the student whose concept gets
the most public votes will be named the winner of the People’s Choice Award
and receive a prize of EUR 1,000. First prize will be awarded to the student
that the judging panel believes has created a ground-breaking design solution
for the future. This student will receive EUR 5,000 and a six-month paid
internship at an Electrolux global design center. Second prize is EUR 3,000;
and third prize is EUR 2,000.

Learn more about Design Lab in Electrolux social media channels:
Design Lab website for information and submissions:
electrolux.com/electroluxdesignlab
YouTube: youtube.com/user/electrolux
Facebook: facebook.com/Electrolux
Twitter: twitter.com/Electrolux
Flickr: flickr.com/photos/electrolux-design-lab
Pinterest: pinterest.com/electrolux

Electrolux is a global leader in household appliances and appliances for
professional use, selling more than 40 million products to customers in more
than 150 markets every year. The company makes thoughtfully designed,
innovative solutions based on extensive consumer research, meeting the desires
of today's consumers and professionals. Electrolux products include
refrigerators, dishwashers, washing machines, cookers, air conditioners and
small appliances such as vacuum cleaners, all sold under esteemed brands like
Electrolux, AEG, Zanussi and Frigidaire.In 2012 Electrolux had sales of SEK
110 billion and about 61,000 employees. For more information go to
www.electrolux.com/pressand www.electrolux.com/news.

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Contact:

Electrolux Press Department
+46 8657 6507
designlab@electrolux.se
 
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