Future Technologies: Electrolux Design Lab 2010

Electrolux sponsored a design contest that asks entrants to imagine which home appliances will be used in the year 2050. The eight finalists came up with some amazing solutions to problems most of us haven't even imagined yet.

Our favorite ideas include a closet that cleans your clothes waterlessly with molecular technology, a refrigerator applied to the exterior surface of a building to utilize lower outdoor temperatures in its cooling functions, and a portable device that sticks to the sides of pots, plates, and mugs and uses magnetic induction to heat their contents.

Visit the Electrolux Design Lab to learn about the other entries, and be sure to check back to find out who wins the grand prize of 5,000 Euro and a six-month paid internship at an Electrolux global design center.

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