problem: cleaning a dining table takes too long and requires you to remove all objects from the surface. spilled drinks can run over the table top and can ruin electronics and other objects on the table.
ELAV enables you to eat like a viking as it makes cleaning your kitchen table quick and easy. ELAV is cleaned in a simple two step process. spilled liquids, breadcrumbs and other dirt falls into the table’s body through a grid made up by hexagonal shapes. by swiping the cleaning blade along the declining side of ELAV dirt gets removed and collected. a simple tray allows the user to remove eating remains from the box. for long time cleanliness the grid can be taken off in four pieces that fit in a regular dishwasher.
ELAV was the output of a 3 day workshop with sigga heimis for the ikea stiftung deutschland at the ingvar kamprad design center in lund, sweden.