The awesome studio Berg is back with a new project, a connected washing machine. It doesn’t sound that awesome, but people at Berg know how to master things they do. Their prototype is quite simple, but complete. You can schedule your laundry and its end, order washing powder online, have access to the closet repairer. But before all you can manage the washing machine with other people, the perfect solution when you’re living with roommates.
Cloudwash is a prototype washing machine. We created Cloudwash to explore how connectivity will change the appliances in our homes… and to figure out what new features will be possible.
We made two prototypes:
• Technical Prototype: We altered a Zanussi washing machine (by reverse engineering its internal protocol) and put it on the web using the Berg platform.
• Design Prototype: We designed a new user interface for the washing machine, for smartphones and the machine itself