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Home Appliances As Stylish Centerpieces

— November 13, 2006 — Art & Design
Here are two examples of the latest and most interesting trend that appeared this year:
combining technology with decoration in home appliances and thus making them a significant part of our interior design scheme. Imagine your washing machine as an element of your room decoration! Or your extractor hood as an elegant livingroom centerpiece!

The new limited edition Steam Direct Washing Machine from LG and Designers Guild combines state of the art home technology with cutting-edge interior style. The collaboration has produced four eye-catching home appliances created to challenge the design and function of traditional white goods.

Elica's Star extractor hood blurs the boundaries of light and air, extraction and illumination. Star's highly decorative spherical form, an entrancing cascade of crystal, is composed of hundreds of tiny glass prisms that make it a sophisticated and fascinating light source.

Trend Themes
1. Combining Technology with Decoration - The trend of combining technology with decoration in home appliances opens up opportunities for innovative and aesthetically pleasing designs.
2. Home Appliances as Interior Design - The trend of making home appliances a significant part of interior design schemes presents disruptive innovation opportunities in creating stylish and seamlessly integrated appliances.
3. Blurring Boundaries in Appliance Design - The trend of blurring boundaries between function and aesthetics in appliance design offers possibilities for creating unique and visually appealing products.
Industry Implications
1. Home Appliance Industry - The home appliance industry can explore disruptive innovation opportunities by incorporating technology and decoration to create visually appealing products that seamlessly blend into interior design.
2. Interior Design Industry - The interior design industry can embrace the trend of incorporating home appliances as stylish centerpieces, offering new design possibilities and integrated solutions for clients.
3. Lighting Industry - The lighting industry can capitalize on the trend of blurring boundaries between function and aesthetics in appliance design, creating innovative lighting solutions that enhance interior spaces.
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