Day 1 was all about blenders and coffee makers and its interesting that the $350 coffee maker has become the judges' "go to" coffee machine in preference to other machines costing $3000+. This particularly perky little number looks like it could have been designed by Andre Putman or a really in-form early Alessi and I think I might need one. It could well take one of the main accolades in the competition.
Today was all about cleaners: robot floor cleaners, mops, brooms and dustpans and a total of 9 vacuums, the makers of which all claimed that environmental design was a "high priority" yet only one of the 9 contained recycled material content. That one blitzed it with a 55% recycled content plastic and no compromise on design, detail or structure. We are having lots of fun - as you will see from the pics and video below - long days but lots to pique the interest. And several designs we saw on the New Inventors that have now been produced and launched into the Aussie market. More soon!