The jury was impressed by the Portable spot cleaner creative and insightful thinking. From the jury motivation – The Portable spot cleaner is built on a very solid consumer insight and it is highly relevant. It is an instant laundry device that has a positive impact on the environment by reducing consumption. Its usage and interaction are very intuitive. We all want one.
Designer: Adrian Mankovecky
School: Academy of Fine Arts and Design Bratislava
The award for second place went to Ribbon, an all-in-one hotplate, warming device and cooler for portable use, by Enzo Kocak from Monash University in Australia. Third place went to Smoobo Blender, a fun and environmentally friendly way of making smoothies, by Roseanne de Bruin from Massey University in New Zealand. Onda, a portable microwave oven, by Matthew Schwartz from California State University Long Beach in USA, received the People Choice Award – as voted for online. You can see them at Electrolux Design Lab 2011 contest finalists.