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Gabriel Tan, third year ID student at the National University of Singapore and his classmate, Wendy Chua, won the Electrolux Global Design Lab Award competition with their 'Airwash', a waterless washing machine.
The Airwash utilizes negative ions, compressed air and deodorants to clean clothes. Its form is inspired by the waterfall, nature's negative ion generator. Airwash eliminates the need for detergent and water. By using atmospheric air and negative ions - a natural cleansing agent - it fights dirt and bacteria with nature's own weapon. It is designed to be placed anywhere in the home, not only in the laundry area. The simple user interface "floats" to wherever on the appliance the user wants.
Tan also wins the Bombay Sapphire Designer Glass Grand Prix, Asia.