By Andrew Liszewski
A few days ago I brought you a clever entry from the 2008 Electrolux Design Lab competition that made it a lot easier for a group of roommates to share, or really not share, the food in their fridge. But here’s another design from Chiba University’s Nojae Park that would not only provide a group of roommates with their own mini-fridges, but a whole mini kitchen on wheels. The Kitchen Drawer is designed for the “internet generation” which was part of the 2008 Design Lab competition’s theme, and I guess that partly refers to those of us living in an urban area where space is a premium.
In addition to a mini-fridge, the Kitchen Drawer also includes an electric stove that allows you to select the size of the heating element depending on the size of the pot you’re using, a stainless steel plate for preparing and/or warming your food and a drawer to accommodate your dishes and cutlery. While it’s lacking the all important kitchen sink that’s needed for cleanup, the wheeled base and compact design means you could probably just roll it outside and blast it with the hose after dinner’s done.