Electrolux Design Lab 2011 Jury Announced

Award winning architects and designers to judge eight global finalists at Room Home Intelligence, Business Design Centre, London, 7th September.

The winner of the 2011 Electrolux Design Lab competition will need to impress a jury consisting of leading architects and product designers at a live event in London on 7th September at the Room Home Intelligence Conference. Danish designer Cecilie Manz; award winning architects Hayes and James Slade; and Henrik Otto, Senior Vice President of Global Design at Electrolux, will assess eight finalists as they present ‘Intelligent Mobility’ themed domestic appliances.

Introducing The Electrolux Design Lab 2011 Jury Panel

Cecilie Manz

Born in 1972, Cecile Manz is an award winning designer who lives and works in Copenhagen. Educated at the Danish Design School Copenhagen and University of Art and Design Helsinki, Finland, Manz has exhibited at a number of prestigious locations including MoMA New York, Vitra Design Museum Basel, and ‘The Third Design for Architecture Symposium’ Alvar Aalto Academy, Finland. Manz has previously worked with Fritz Hansen, Fredericia Furniture, Nils Holger Moormann, LightYears, Holmegaard, PP Møbler, Muuto, Mooment, Georg Jensen Damask and others. www.ceciliemanz.com

Hayes & James Slade

In 2002, Hayes and James Slade founded Slade Architecture seeking to focus on architecture and design across scales and program types. Their work has been widely recognized in more than 200 publications. Their awards include Progressive Architecture (PA) Awards, Interior Design Best of Year Awards, AIA awards and NYC Public Design Commission Award for Design Excellence. They were part of the Ordos 100 and were recognized by the New York Architecture League for their Emerging Voices Lecture series in 2010. Their work has been exhibited internationally including the Venice Bienale (Italy), the Museum of Modern Art (US), The National Building Museum (US), The Deutsches Architektur Museum (Germany), and O Gallery (China). www.sladearch.com

Henrik Otto

Henrik Otto joined Electrolux in 2004 and heads up a team of some 150 design professionals working at the company’s design centres in Australia, Brazil, Italy, Singapore, Sweden, and the USA. Otto’s approach focuses on the company’s “Thoughtful Design” strategy, which is based on developing and applying consumer insights into all aspects of product design: its functionality, usability and visual appearance. Electrolux has won numerous awards, including several red dot and iF design awards. www.electrolux.com

Electrolux Design Lab 2011 Global Finalists

The theme of the 2011 Electrolux Design Lab contest challenged students to create innovate solutions that consider Intelligent Mobility within appliance design for use both within and beyond the home. 1,300+ entries from more than 50 countries were received. The final eight designers was announced 12th July.

The jury will consider intuitive design, innovation and consumer insight when awarding the first prize of a six-month paid internship at an Electrolux global design centre and 5,000 Euros. A second prize of 3,000 Euros and third prize of 2,000 Euros are also on offer.