The votes have been tallied in the Electrolux Design Lab 201
Ccoming out on top in a field of over 1,300 entries received from over 50 countries is Slovakian design student Adrian Mankovecký for his Portable Spot Cleaner. Comprising two components that are separated and placed on either side of a garment, the pint-sized washing machine would be powered by a sugar crystal battery and use negative ions and steam to clean stains. Mankovecký will receive a prize of 5,000 euro (approx. US$7,025) and a six-month paid internship at an Electrolux global design center.
“The Portable spot cleaner is built on a very solid consumer insight and it is highly relevant. It is an instant laundry device that has a positive impact on the environment by reducing consumption. Its usage and interaction are very intuitive. We all want one,” stated the jury in a statement. This year, the jury members were Danish designer Cecilie Manz, architects Hayes and James Slade, and Henrik Otto, Senior Vice President of Global Design at Electrolux.
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