Thursday, September 18, 2008

Flatshare Fridge

Flatshare Fridge is a Design Lab 2008 contest finalist that makes it easy to divvy up the space in a shared apartment. 
"For creator Stefan Buchberger, a design student at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna, the idea grew out of a semester-long theme about keeping personal space clean and tidy. “I decided to create Flatshare fridge because there is nothing more disgusting than a dirty fridge in a shared flat,” he says. 'At the time, I was living in such a flat!'

The fridge consists of a base station and up to four stackable modules. The modules allow each individual user to have his or her own refrigerator space and can be customized with various colorful skins as well as with add-ons like a bottle opener or a

Handles on the sides of the modules make them easy to transport. 'If you move to new flat, you can just transport your module like a suitcase and hook it up to the base station in your new flat,' Buchberger explains. "
I have totally moved in to a summer sublease where the fridge contained things from people that had moved out before the previous tenants had moved out.  I honestly opened the freezer and there were frozen ants.  The ants were trying to go for the frosted flakes that were stuck on the door rubber.

Whenever I remember that summer, I try to pretend it was all a bad, bad dream. I digress. Cool fridge.

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