Shopping for kitchen appliances, as I shared last week, is an overwhelming and challenging process, full of moments that made me question the very shape and form of the appliances I was buying. Have you ever looked at your refrigerator or stove and wondered, Why does it have to be shaped like this? Why can't it be smaller? Bigger? Better-looking? As technology advances, how much of our basic appliances' forms will stay the same, and what needs to change?
I chatted with Thomas Johansson, the Design Director at Electrolux and a judge at last fall's Electrolux Design Lab competition, and asked him what he saw in the future of our appliances. Read on for his thoughts, especially on the one appliance in the kitchen that really needs a makeover!