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Hydroponic Garden Cops Top Prize In Electrolux Design Contest

First prize in Electrolux’s annual Design Lab student competition went to “Bloom,” a mini-hydroponic garden created by Jordan Lee Martin of the United Kingdom.

The concept “bridges the gap between digital and practical education by encouraging good kitchen habits in a fun way,” said the manufacturer, which holds the global contest in Stockholm each year to fuel new ideas, stimulate design students and tap emerging talent.

Second prize went to Airshield, a baby stroller that creates a pure and clean microclimate, developed by Dominykas Budinas of Lithuania.

“Utilizing available technology, this is a concept which has immediate market potential, contributing to healthier infants,” declared the jury, which was led by Electrolux senior design VP Lars Erikson.

Third prize went to Quadruple H (Q.H.), an air purifier and hula hoop in one created by South Korea’s Jeongbeen Seo.

The trio, which was picked from a field of more than 1,500 submissions from over 56 countries, won prizes of 10,000, 6,000 and 4,000 euros, respectively, while first-place winner Martin will also receive a six-month paid scholarship at an Electrolux Global Design Center.