We at Unplggd love cool refrigerators, especially when they are energy efficient in addition to looking swell. The Shift Refrigerator designed by Yong-jin Kim wants to save you money by reducing the energy used to keep your food cool. Much energy and money is wasted with each lingering opening of the refrigerator or freezer door and the Shift Refrigerator wants to help alleviate this problem. The concept behind the Shift is that through the use of a special door where you put your most used food items, you are able to prevent the large doors of the freezer and refrigerator from being opened as often, which will save energy. When the refrigerator door is opened, cool air flows out and warm air flows in according to how wide the door was opened, resulting in increased use of electric power. The Shift is one smart and good looking refrigerator.
While we are not sure how practical the use of the small compartment will be when this appliance is used by a family, we do like the look and concept behind this refrigerator. What do you think?
[via Yanko Design]