Build upon the idea of creating a better, healthier future for people with urban lifestyles all over the world, Electrolux Design Lab 2014 kicked off the start of this year’s competition with a marvellous technology collection.
The 2014 Design Lab differs with extreme focus on improving urban living by giving it a touch of Eco modernity. By implementing innovative thinking and adding up elements of futurism, designers from all over the globe surpassed some of 2013’s very best projects and created unprecedented designs better enough to change the world!
With extreme pleasure, we are honoured to present you one of the 35 semi-finalists of Design Lab 2014 – Rodrigo Capati. He is an Australian designer with an exquisite taste of industrial art. By applying both convenience and style, he created one of Design Lab’s most prominent projects – The Lotus Flow.
Being born from the idea of purity, the lotus flower-shaped air purifier creates the perfect home atmosphere not only cleansing the air, but even changing the lighting colour in the room and many more. Here is what Rodrigo, the Lotus Flow creator, has to share about his inspiring project.
Interview with Rodrigo Capati, the creator of Lotus Flow
Q: Please introduce yourself.
A: I’m a 24 year old designer from Melbourne, Australia. Graduated from a degree in industrial design from RMIT Uni in 2013.
Q: You are one of the top 35 semi-finalists of Design Lab 2014. How did you decide to get involved into this year’s competition?
A: After graduating I found myself having quite a bit of free time. With the free time I decided I wanted to keep doing design related activities to maintain as well as improve my skills. I happen to come across Design Lab 2014 during one of my searches and decided to give it a go. I thought at best I could win the internship and at worst I would improve my skills and add another piece to my portfolio.
Q: What inspired you to create Lotus Flow?
A: I’ve always had a fascination with how nature can be intertwined with technology and utilized to better our daily lives.
Q: What is the concept behind the Lotus Flow project?
A: The Lotus flow is a multi functioning device. It is not only a home decor but purifies the air, and provides light within its vicinity.
Q: What application does Lotus Flow have in our day-to-day home cleansing activities?
A: The Lotus flow is an air purification unit that clears the air of harmful pollutants that can be detrimental to our physical and mental wellbeing.
Q: Do you see Lotus Flow becoming an integral part of air cleansing and home cleaning in general?
A: The way this product is designed is so that it can be integrated into homes quite seamlessly and easily. It doesn’t have to be an eyesore and ruin the design flow of the room. It purifies the air without compromising the room’s aesthetic.
Q: What future projects are you working on?
A: At the moment only this one as my free time is limited due to work and other commitments. However, I would love to continue work on many others projects that interest me.
Q: Do you plan on developing more sustainability-focused products in the near future?
A: I believe any future projects I work on will have an aspect of sustainability integrated into it. Sustainability is now an integral part to any design process as we must be weary of how we treat Earth and it’s dwindling resources.