As we noted a few months back, this year's Electrolux Design Lab competition is all about sustainable design. The competition, featured in 2006 and 2005 on TreeHugger, was searching for household products that go beyond efficient use of materials and resources; the objects should be designed to encourage the users themselves to adopt more sustainable behaviors. Now that's what sustainable design is all about!
The top 8 finalists have been announced for the 2007 competition; among them, a solar cooker, water-saving shower, automatic food composter and solar-powered air filter. Hit the jump for more details on all eight, and stay tuned for the winner, announced after the final judging in Paris on November 28. ::Electrolux Design Lab via ::MoCo LocoThe eight finalists:
Return Pot: plastic decomposer, by Juan Ying-Hao from Cranbrook Academy of Art, U.S.
Fog Shower: water-saving shower, by João Diego Schimansky from Pontificia Universidade Católica do Paraná, Brazil
Pebble: solar food cooker by Laura Pandelle from École Boulle, France
e-Wash: natural detergent washing machine by Levente Szabó from Moholy-Nagy University of Art & Design, Hungary
Pure: dual kitchen sink and detergent-free compact dishwasher by Tatjana Voronova from Hochschule für Gestaltung Schwäbisch Gmünd, Germany
NatureWind: eco-solar aircleaner by Bae Won-Ho from Dong-A University, South Korea
Circompo: automatic food omposter by Thanat Tengamnuay from King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi, Thailand
Go Fresh: energy-saving fridge with individual, honeycomb-shaped compartments by He Cheng Fei from Jiangnan University, China
Get all the details from ::Electrolux.