Do you ever wonder what your kitchen will look like in 2025? Thanks to GE appliance designers, we now may have a pretty good idea. In July, teams at the home office in Louisville, Kentucky presented their predictions for future gadgets at the HOME 2025 challenge, according to Louisville News Station Wave 3. And the results were, well, pretty cool.
Trends like the aging U.S. population, a decrease in demand for larger homes, and the interest in fresh produce were major influencers, reports Fast Co., who spoke with Lou Lenzi, industrial design director for GE. The most notable ideas for innovative products include an entertainment center that also has cooking capabilities and a refrigerator that can take inventory of what's inside and place an order for a food delivery. (We cannot wait for that one.)
But, this isn't the first time we've heard of some pretty futuristic appliances. Last year, the winner of the Electrolux Design Lab 2012 Ben de la Roche designed a doorless refrigerator that allows you to store your foods and drinks by pressing them into the unit, thus saving energy.
For now, we guess we'll get by with our plain old stainless steel models. Head over to Fast Co. to read more about HOME 2025.
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