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Milano 2012: Tomorrow by Lund

Lund University School of Industrial Design is famous for its quality work and research. This year, Lund participated at Designersblock at MOST location in Via Olona with a selection of projects on the theme of Yesterday Today Tomorrow.

To be very honest, there are  not so many things that can impress me, but these projects were so poetic. They showed an amazing simplicity combined with realistic rural retro.


ROOT – the fridge of the future

Designers: Gabriella Rubin and Kornelia Knutson

When it comes to storing food effectively and well, conventional refrigerators are not always the answer but often part of the problem. ROOT provides appropriate storage for different kinds of food, with the goal of minimising waste. By sectioning the fridge into compartments with different temperatures and humidity, food stays fresh longer.

Additionally, the sections provide a clear overview and increased accessibility. The unit can easily be retro-fitted since it has the measurements of a standard fridge.



LO-FI WASHER – the washing machine of the future

Designer:  Jiang Qian

Fascination for how old, Swedish wooden houses can withstand centuries of bad weather inspired me to work with wood and metal as the only materials for this human-powered washing machine.

The overall intention of this project is to find out if low-technology appliances have any potential in modern society. With special thanks to Varalövs Tunnfabrik.



MARKETPLACE – the kitchen of the future

Designers: Martin Gschwandtl and Matthijs Braakman

In the light of new ways of living, the Marketplace is a common place where people can share goods and knowledge. The arrangement of tables and other elements, such as plug-in cooktops, enables residents to do all sorts of activities, like cooking or relaxation. The portable greenhouse is a suggestion to the increasing food awareness and provides the possibility to bring in home-grown vegetables. Being intended for communal usage, the materials used are in accordance with maintenance and hygiene. The project was made with special thanks to Iittala, LG Hausys, Techflex, Primus, Purus, Schulte Elektrotechnik, and Windhagauer Metalltechnik.


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