"Flatshare" wins Electrolux Design Lab 2008
I don’t really do this sort of thing often, but check out this worthy forehead slapping idea that really makes one say “why did I not think of that”?
Stefan Buchberger, from the University of Applied Arts, Vienna, Austria, has been chosen winner of the Electrolux Design Lab 2008 competition for inventing Flatshare. Flatshare is a modular fridge with individual compartments for people who live with several roommates.
Flatshare 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. Handles mounted on the side make it easy to transport the modules.
I just wanted to celebrate this concept with my dear readers, as anyone who lived in a hostel or communal living environment would have experienced major problems with refrigeration. I think I like to see one module with an option for a pad lock! From someone drinking your juice or Coke, pinched yogurt tubs or fruits, to expired and spilled food, this fridge idea will be a god send for people with terrible roomies.
Finally no more having to tell your roommates that you spit into your milk!
Fore more info on the winners check out the Electrolux Newsroom.
Via: Official Press Release