A kettle that stores steam to help kids learn about cooking and energy in a hands-on fashion has won the 2015 Electrolux Design Lab in Finland. The competition attracted applications from industrial students located
around the world, who were challenged to meet the
brief of "Healthy Happy Kids." In
response, participating students came up with designs generally based on
sustainability and technologically-enhanced lifestyles.
Every year since 2003, the Electrolux Design Lab competition has challenged budding stylists and inventors to produce home appliance concepts that may emerge in the not-too-distant future. Each year has a theme. Last year it was "Creating Healthy Homes" and this year the brief is to conceive devices that cater for "Healthy Happy Kids." With the competition now down to just 35 semi-finalists, we take a look at six of the standouts.