The latest performance test for Electrolux Ergorapido was conducted by Swedish artist and set designer Tobias Allanson. Experienced in working with the overlap of art and technology, he built a machine to take Ergorapido through a number of challenges.
With Electrolux’ test labs as a benchmark, he put together a test track that any good instant cleaner should pass. “Pick up, easy handling and flexible steering are three important qualities we have developed to excellence”, says Christer Månsson, Product Manager for the Ergorapido at Electrolux. “With this exciting experiment we wanted to see how Ergorapido performs in a test situation outside laboratories.”
“Building a moving piece around a vacuum cleaner was an unusual assignment”, says artist and set designer Tobias Allanson, who has created works for among others Urbanears, WESC, Modart and Freitag.
“The biggest challenge for the machine was to show the two in one function, since the movements are more complex and I really went through some struggles with strong magnets. But my favourite one is the one where a bunch of shoes draggle the floors and Ergorapido picks it up right away.”
The machine was filmed and is now touring Europe to different exhibitions.