CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A portable spot cleaner is the winner of the Electrolux Design Lab 2011, a competition that invites industrial design students and recent graduates to create home appliances that consider intelligent mobility.
Adrian Mankovecky’s device surpassed a field of 1,300 entries from more than 50 countries.
The spot cleaner has two components. The user separates them, places on either side of the garment and chooses the suitable cleaning program. Negative ions and steam refresh clothing and remove stains. The cleaner is powered with a sugar crystal battery, and can be used practically anywhere in the world, Electrolux says.