Electrolux Design Lab competition: the semi-finalists
Each year, Electrolux holds an event known as the Electrolux Design Lab, a global competition which invites young designers from around the world to submit new ideas for Electrolux products which are based around a specific brief – this year's theme is Healthy Happy Kids.
Entrants were asked to submit concepts in three areas: air purification, cooking and fabric care.
The winner of the competition receives a €10,000 and a six-month paid internship at an Electrolux global design centre.
Thousands have entered the competition this year, but it's now down to 35 semi-finalists, all of which have produced original and innovative concepts based on the theme of children's heath – read on to find out what these top submissions are all about!
1. Air Shield
This concept, by designer Dominykas Budinas from Lithuania, creates a microclimate within your child's stroller to ensure that it receives purified air.
2. Airy Leaf
The Airy Leaf, by designer Valeriya (also from Lithuania) uses an ionizer filter to create a favourable microclimate of purified air around a child's bed.
The concept of the BIOPRINTER, from designer Constanza Fredericksen Neira of Chile, is to convert organic material into biofuel using a process called "liquefaction".
British designer Jordan Lee Martin's concept, called Bloom, is to provide a safe, entertaining and educational way for children to take part in cooking, cleaning and growing their own food.
Lithuanian designer SImonas Palovis has come up with a concept called Bud, which is an educational gaming device that allows users to taste the food they've created in the game.
Designer uhlirdom, who hails from the Czech Republic, came up with this concept which finds the best time and way to treat specific items of clothing.
Designer Tomas Blaha of the Czech Republic has created a concept of an air purifier that combats pollen allergies, specifically for children.
Polish designer Łukasz Kowalski came up with this concept, which sees a robot clean and sterilise your bed sheets on a daily basis.
Orsan B. Tuluce of Turkey has designed a concept that lets families raise their own 'Tree of Life' in their living rooms with specialised bonsai trees.