Airwash: reThink

Via comes news of a pretty neat concept for an appliance that’s won the Electrolux Design Lab 2005 competition. Called the “Airwash”, it’s a device that uses compressed air and negative ions to clean clothing. Sounds kinda odd at first I’ll admit, but it helps to remember that air and water are both fluids. So if you think of “washing” clothes in a fluid, then using air doesn’t sound so outrageous.

Whether or not the Airwash ever makes it past the concept stage, I like that someone got me to reconsider something as basic as how we wash clothes. There are plenty of products/solutions that could use another trip through the wringer.