Electrolux is well known for sponsoring conceptual design contests that encourage a minimal basis in reality and a corresponding maximal amount of radicalness, bodaciousness, and cowabungosity. The 2011 Design Competition ends next month, and here are 17 of the most redonkulous finalists.
I've been waiting a long time for a robot that actually seemed useful. I don't need a robot to carry stuff for me or vacuum my floors! But a robot that bakes cookies? Where do I sign?
You know how you are often someplace out and about and you will suddenly need a pizza cutter, but you don't have a pizza cutter on you? it's an annoying and common problem! But don't worry, the Eatensil is here to make sure you are never without your precious utensils and also your precious pizza cutter.
Like most people, I have a bunch of small kitchen appliances that sit around taking up precious counter space. This neat modular system eliminates most of that clutter, by docking your appliances together into one tidy unit.
You feeling caffeinated, punk? Well, you could, if you blasted your coffee cup with this surprisingly well-thought-out espresso gun concept.
Electrolux is well known for their wild kitchen and home concept designs, even if I had to use Google just now to figure out what they actually do in real life. Their latest fantasies show a series of kitchen products that "consider sustainability and culture based on existing technology."
This looks like a normal kitchen island most of the time, but with a few taps of an iPhone touchscreen, it retracts into the floor. Welcome to the questionable future!
When you spend so much time with electronic devices and doodads, using a non-electronic object can feel sort of...weird. So why not make it feel more like what you're used to?
It's a universal problem I'm sure we've all struggled with: dunking Oreos in milk can get the tips of your fingers wet. Oh, cruel fate, why do you torment us so?! Luckily, there's a new product out there to end years of heartbreak: the Dipr.
Sure, you probably don't decorate too many cakes. But it's not because you don't want to decorate cakes, it's just because it's kind of a pain and you aren't great at it. But if you had an Automatic Cake Decorator? Well then, you'd surely decorate at least twice as many cakes as you do now.