Refrigerator of the Future?

In some ways it's true that the design of the refrigerator hasn't changed all that much from its inception almost 100 years ago, despite the fact that it's one of the most used (and least efficient!) appliances in the home. This new modular design, from student designer Angeline Meloche, seems like a logical innovation. The Celsius modular refrigerator, which won Meloche an Australian Design Award, converts the bulk of a traditional fridge into separate pantry-style cabinets and drawers that the user can customize according to his or her needs. More details of the design after the jump...

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The cabinets and drawers of the Celsius can be configured to the user's specifications. Each unit has five different temperature presets and customizable inserts for wine, condiments, fruit, dairy etc. The units are designed with handles and adjustable feet so they might be easily re-configured as the user's needs change. Tinted glass doors display food, ostensibly making it more of an integral part of life (rather than hiding it away where it's easily forgotten).

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Our favorite aspect of this design is that it doesn't have to occupy the usual large footprint of a fridge. For a smaller space, the modular units can be used to maximize both space and functionality.

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What do you think? Are we looking at the fridge of the future? How would you customize your Celsius?

Read more about Angeline Meloche's design here.

(Via The Appliancist)

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