Colo Dishwasher

Colo changes the conventional way of using the dishwasher. It is a reduction of the machine to the essentials - oriented towards the user. Colo merges the machine with the sink. There is also a reduction in the effort required for operation. The dishes no longer have to be sorted individually, but are placed in the sink on trays, which also serve as a shelving unit.

Colo consists of trays that are used as storage rack, for carrying and as main component of the dishwasher. For cleaning just put the tray in the sink and lower the cover. After washing, simply place the tray with the clean dishes on the wall again.

The concept for Colo came about as a result of intensive research into the kitchen as a living space.

The kitchen space could be defined and better understood through surveys, with the resulting statistics, observation by video and image and the examination of the history and development of the kitchen. This research showed that the dishwasher has advanced technologically, but the handling and design have essentially remained the same.

By testing various prototypes, a new dishwasher concept was slowly being developed that minimizes the effort and space requirements. The optimal size and the highest possible weight of the trays were worked out through models. In addition, it was important that no major alterations had to be made to the kitchen itself in order to integrate the new concept. The sink therefore has roughly the same dimensions as a standard sink and can therefore be integrated into any household.