For the fourth year running, Electrolux presents their Design Lab Competition, an open call for submissions from students around the world to imagine the appliances of the future. This year's theme, "Healthy eating habits in 2016," tasks entrants with reinventing food preservation and preparation to inspire a more mindful approach to the way we eat. Judged by design luminaries (this year includes the Campana brothers and NASA space architect Constance Adams), nine semifinalists will travel to Barcelona where they'll participate in a hands-on design workshop with Electrolux's designers, winners will be announced, and cash prizes will be awarded to the top three. The deadline (18 August 2006) is mere days away, so idle design students on summer break better stop sleeping now.
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