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Electrolux Soft-Refrigerator Concept Saves Space And Energy

Electrolux Soft-Refrigerator Concept Saves Space And Energy

Electrolux Soft-Refrigerator Concept (Images courtesy designboom)
By Andrew Liszewski

My fridge is usually pretty bare, which is why I like this collapsible Soft-Refrigerator concept by Electrolux. The use of a heat-insulating membrane and modular vented shelving means the fridge can be collapsed and ‘size-optimized’ based on how much food you need to refrigerate. And besides making more room in a cramped kitchen, by collapsing the fridge you also reduce the volume of space that needs to be cooled, which in theory should reduce its energy usage. The Soft-Refrigerator even seems a clever alternative to a cooler when traveling, though I imagine the energy saving benefits are negated if you have to bring a portable generator with you to keep it running.

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7 responses to “Electrolux Soft-Refrigerator Concept Saves Space And Energy”

  1. Craig Morey says:

    I can see it saving energy – perfectly sensible – but saving space? I'm not sure I can use that newly liberated space above a fabric fridge, let alone re-organise a kitchen based on squares to fit a cylinder. An interesting concept, but it needs the contemporary kitchen to change shape before it could be sold in a shop.

  2. brian says:

    Seems horribly energy inefficient. Modern refrigerators employ large amounts of insulation to save energy. Fabric has none.

  3. Aaron says:

    Would be better to have a bladder inside the fridge to fill up the empty space. Then you get to retain the same insulation and form of the traditional fridge.

  4. Aaron says:

    Would be better to have a bladder inside the fridge to fill up the empty space. Then you get to retain the same insulation and form of the traditional fridge.

  5. Based on how it looks this type of soft refrigerator can really save energy and space.

  6. Based on how it looks this type of soft refrigerator can really save energy and space.

  7. ??? says:

    is this product on the market?