Like looking at cool stuff from the future? Better yet want to have a go at making it? The Electrolux Design Lab 2013 calls on design students worldwide to compete for a six-month paid internship and EUR5,000 Euros by submitting ideas for a design solution that considers evolving challenges around this year’s theme of “Inspired Urban Living”.

The theme has three focus areas – social cooking (FaceCookBook?), natural air and effortless cleaning.

“For us at Electrolux it is important to view design from a broad perspective; all design solutions that enhance the lifestyles and living environments of our consumers are relevant for us to explore. This is why we want to expand the Design Lab competition in 2013 and invite ideas for products, accessories, consumables and services within three key focus areas for future households; social cooking, natural air and effortless cleaning”
Chief Design Officer, Stefano Marzano.

The 2012 winner was a floating air purifier called Aeroball and the runner ups Tastee (a virtual tasting spoon) and Impress (a reversible fridge). So … there’s some serious cool stuff on display.

The submission deadline for the first competition stage, a concept description and a sketch, is 15th March 2013. For more information visit the Design Lab Blog.