Modular Refrigerator:The New Way to Share Fridge Space

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Having roommates is a love-hate situation. Sharing the rent and household chores? Both great deals. But when it comes to sharing space, it gets tougher. Divvying up the fridge is one of the hardest parts. Who gets the tallest shelf? How are we splitting the freezer? Both of those could be dilemmas of the past if this Modular Refrigerator concept sees the light of day.Stefan Buchberger, a design student at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna created a modular fridge unit for the Electrolux Design Lab competition 2008. We gave you a sneak peek at all of the competition entries before, but we have a bit more info we wanted to spotlight about this really practical solution.

Designed for people sharing a flat, his concept allows you to keep your part of the fridge clean without having deal with others who may have lesser standards when it comes to hygiene. 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. Handles on the sides of the modules make them easy to transport. If you move, you can just transport your module like a suitcase and hook it up to the base station in your new place.

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Taryn is a writer, maker, and designer based in Atlanta, and editor of lifestyle blog Formal Fringe. She loves her fiance, her dog Bacon, and collecting beer koozies when she travels.

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