Can you buy the fact that some day your washing machine wouldn’t need water at all? It may sound whimsical to some; I feel it’s the best we can ask for as water is going to be more precious then any other commodity on earth then. Electrolux has unveiled a prototype, Airwash, which has won the Index: Award. Eliminating the use of detergent and precious water resources, it cleans clothes with pressurized air and negative ions – nature’s cleansing agent. Its form is inspired by the waterfall, nature’s negative ion generator. Its touch-light interface marries function with emotion, humanizing the often-mechanical experience when handling household appliances.
Designed by Gabriel Tan and Wendy Chua, this waterless washing machine will find place in your homes by 2020 only. Till then we can continue with misusing ‘precious’ water. The AirWash has also won the ElectroLux Design Lab 2005 Award.