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We are going to have to add some Rs to the seven or eight we already have collected after looking at Electrolux's ReSource Kitchen. The designs by students of the Domus Academy are "based on existing technology that consider sustainability and culture."
"To re-source is to re-generate, re-energize, re-mix and re-lax," says Bruno Lizotte, Design Manager at Electrolux, "and the appropriate space for this multi-tasking is, more than ever before, the home and its vibrant centre - the kitchen."
KEWA (Kinetic Efficient Water Appliance) by Pietro Russomanno, Italy
I think this is a terrific idea, a tiny countertop dishwasher.
KEWA is a an air pressure cleaner that saves water, time, and energy. Water is directed through kinetic jets to create a 'water-blade' capable of cleaning a single plate or pan in one sole stroke. There is also a hand-held cleaner to remove anything that may have been left on the plate or cooking vessel in advance.
Jumble by Zahira Ivelisse Crespo, Puerto Rico
This was really clever- since induction ranges don't put out a lot of heat outside of the vessel they are warming, and don't take up a lot of room, why tie them down to a big stove? Why not make them plug-and-play anywhere in the kitchen?
Induction cooking with a twist - Jumble is a flexible set of induction cooking plates that allows easy transfer of cooking vessels to different temperate zones. A remote control operates the three cooking zones and frees up valuable counter space.
Fulcrum by Surbhi Singhal, India
I am not so sure about this one, the kitchen as wall system, it looks like it is creating a whole lot of crevices that will be impossible to clean.
Fulcrum is a modular system of furniture and kitchen appliance. As it is fully adaptable to your space (it can be built up as necessary) it allows you to store, cook and eat no matter the size of your living space.
See them all in a terrific animation. More at Electrolux
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