Most of us may be in need of a Laundromat at some point or other especially, if you are staying in one of the apartments or high-rise building where you have no other options to wash your clothes. Laundry is an annoying process at times. There are various instances where your clothes may get mixed up with others or even get lost among others. You may have to go through extreme situations in order to get your clothes laundered on time. In order to avoid all such hassles, it is better to own a washing machine at home. There are various compact models manufactured by top brands. In case you want to buy one, have a look at the eight washing machine designs to solve your laundry woes.
1. The Swirl Ball
The Swirl Ball comes with a human focused design for the purpose of simplifying your laundry woes. It is intended for the developing countries mainly. The unique design resembles a large ball which is the washing basket with lid. It has a steel handle for ease of use. The washing process is accomplished by rolling the sphere shaped washing basket. The ball can be rolled to the location of the water supply. If it is at home, fill the ball with water and the clothes to be washed. Close the lid tightly and lock in the handle. Roll the ball with the help of the handle. The design is inspired by keeping the fun factor in mind and making washing clothes an easy process for all. This is a fun machine because you can even roll it to the areas where water supply is available and wash the clothes there.
2. Kingfisher Portable Washing Machine
Imagine a washing machine that can purify the water and then use it for washing! This is what exactly inspired the designer Robert Forrester. The portable washing machine named kingfisher has been designed by taking into consideration of the woes faced by the slum dwellers who may not have access to clean water. Another thing is that it does not require power for operation. This amazing machine has been designed for use in urban Bangladesh where pure water is difficult to find. The machine has drum where you can store the soiled clothes. It has a handle for dragging the drum to the desired area. Using a hose you can draw water from the source. The washing machine has a powerful filter that eliminates all the bacteria and other sediments in the water making it clean and suitable for washing. The activated carbon filter eradicates unwanted chemicals too. The drum can be rotated for washing with the help of the handle. The water after washing is collected and filtered again. The best part is that this water is pure and can be used for bathing and cooking, amazing!
3. Mr. Klein Washing Machine
The best concept for washing clothes is perhaps, recycling. Water can be recycled for washing the clothes especially, your underwear. Mr. Klein is also known as the Underwear Washing Machine as it is just used for cleaning your dirty underwear. All you have to do is drop your dirty underwear into the machine. It gets cleaned with the water inside. Once cleaned the dirty water is filtered and used again. How economical! The machine can be used wherever you want because it does not require a restrictive hose. This portable machine has been designed by Yoon Kisang.
4. Moshi Matic
We have heard of android powered cell phones. But what could it be doing with washing machines? Yes, this special design of Moshi Matic washing machine is based on an Android OS. The washing machine runs on the Android OS with the help of an ARM CPU. The best part is that the device can be operated with an iOS or android based cell phone that can function as a remote control. It can also track the consumption of power and water used by the device and make necessary adjustments. The device makes use of highly potent soap capsules that have to be placed on an automatic loading tray. Once the soap is used up, it sends you a message for refilling the tray. The high-end model washing machine is designed by Guillaume Moshi.
5. Orbital Washing Machine
The process of laundry requires a lot of water and energy. This raises your energy bills greatly. However, there are some new designs of devices that can help you to save both energy and water helping to get reduced monthly energy bills. One such device is the Orbital Washing Machine designed by Tiffany Roddis. It comes with an Eco-friendly design promising to keep the environment safe. It has a stylish spherical drum that can spin on two axes. This ensures that the soiled clothes turn in all directions for getting an efficient wash. The best thing about the spherical washing machine is that it uses up very little water and energy for the laundry.
Want to finish your laundry in a jiffy? Use the Pebble, the futuristic washing machine designed by Ning Ning Li. There are many instances when you have to change your favorite clothes because of some stains on them just before attending the party. With the pebble washing machine you can take care of such situations and slip into your clean clothes within no time. It is a wall-mounted washing machine that can wash, steam, capture, treat soiled areas, rinse and even dry your clothes. The special design of the device takes care of your clothes in a unique way making your laundry process fun and trendy. The device is shaped like a pebble and looks more like a decorative piece than a washing machine.
7. Portable Washing Machine
This particular design for the washing is one of the eight finalists for the Electrolux Design Lab. This special design is intended to save space be combining the laundry basket and the cleaning vessel. The capsule that holds the dirty clothes is placed on the motor that is wall mountable. It takes up very little space. The motor can dispense steam for the cleaning process. The best thing is that the washing well can be taken off the wall after the washing is completed. After washing the vessel can be used for storing or as a laundry basket. The space efficient design and concept is by Lichen Guo.
8. SWASH Air Wash Washing Machine
The SWASH Air Wash Machine is powered by wireless induction. Customers can be free from fussy wires. The design comes with a revolving top that can act both as a top loading and front loading washing machine. The biggest advantage is that it can be used in small spaces for quick and efficient wash. The design also comes with a Wi-Fi integration to set up the load and the washing instructions with the help of a smart phone. It has an indicator that allows the users to know the status of the washing process. The active zone of the device has built-in air ducts for letting in hot air streams for a thorough wash. The washing machine with the stable design and unique concept was created for Electrolux Design Lab in 2011.