Electrolux is well known for sponsoring conceptual design contests that encourage a minimal basis in reality and a corresponding maximal amount of creativity. This latest round of concepts features such wild ideas as the Smoobo Blender above, which manages to be a bouncy toy, kinetic energy harvester, and smoothie blender all in one. Just what you’ve always desperately needed, I know!

The 2011 Electrolux Design Competition ends next month, and here are 17 of the finalists.

Electrolux, via Yanko