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One of the most interesting parts of the Design Lab competition is hearing what the Electrolux experts have to say about the concepts. (more…)

Top 70+ selected


The second selection stage of the Design Lab competition has now been made and 70+ talented students have been selected to continue in the competition to win a six-month internship and 5 000 € cash prize. (more…)

Voting results: Top 10


The first public voting stage of the competition has now passed and so we have ten concepts chosen by the public going directly to the next stage. (more…)

Presenting Top 100+


Innovative concepts from 43 countries are presented in the Design Lab 2014, making the competition more global than ever before!


Here’s how to do it


As we see the first submissions coming in, it’s a good time to highlight what the submissions will look like if your concept is accepted in the competition and will be placed on this site in May. It can be a pretty overwhelming experience going through the submissions, like Design Director Thomas Johansson tells us in his interview. So how can you help us understand your concept in the best possible way? Here are a few concrete tips what to think about when you submit. Let’s have a look back at some of the submissions in 2013, as this year’s presentations for the first submissions will have a very similar structure. (more…)

And we’re open!


“I always get overwhelmed by the sheer amount of submissions…!”

Electrolux Design Lab 2014 opens for submissions and Design Director Thomas Johansson reflects on what it’s like to go through the submissions, gives tips to the competitors and tells what is real innovation. Let’s give Thomas something to be inspired by and keep those submissions rolling in…! (more…)

Got a question?


We are receiving more and more questions to the Electrolux Design Lab team regarding the competition. This is great as we can see many are excited to take part in Design Lab! Many of the questions are similar and so we have gathered them under one page.  Read the questions below, are these something also you have been thinking about…?


Design Lab 2014 Theme


The popular global design competition that this year received over 1,700 submissions from over 60 countries is now launching the theme for 2014. In its 12thyear, the Electrolux Design Lab competition addresses the issues of health and sustainability under the theme of Creating Healthy Homes.


Flying mini-robot cleaners win Design Lab 2013


What does the future of the home hold? Flying mini-robot cleaners, expanding walls that filter the air and 3D food printers are just some of the visions in the Electrolux Design Lab competition, arranged now for the 11th consecutive year. The flying robot concept “Mab” was awarded first prize in competition finals at the Fotografiska Museum in Stockholm, Sweden.