Electrolux Flatshare Fridge

Electrolux Flatshare Fridge (Image courtesy Electricpig)By Andrew Liszewski

Here’s a brilliant fridge concept that’s perfectly designed for the thousands of college students who’ve recently moved back to school and have to deal with unwanted roommates in order to save money. The Flatshare Fridge was created by Stefan Buchberger from the University of Applied Arts in Vienna for the annual Electrolux Design Lab competition, and it features a modular design that’s segmented into separate compartments allowing each ‘flatmate’ to have their own mini fridge.

Each compartment has a tall section for bottles as well as sections for vegetables (ha!) and more importantly, frozen foods. It’s a great solution if you’re always fighting with your roommates over who bought what food, and when it comes to cleaning, you’re only responsible for your own relatively small compartment. The modular design also allows additional compartments to be stacked on top to accommodate new roommates, and the only feature I can really see missing is a locking mechanism on each door to protect your food from moochers.

[ Electrolux Design Lab 2008 ] VIA [ Electricpig ]

50 thoughts on “Electrolux Flatshare Fridge”

  1. Whoa! looks cool to me. I've had personal experiences of sharing and losing food from the common fridge at the university hostel. The space and the size of bottles that can be kept inside looks limited and small though.

  2. Fabulous idea. I'm also surprised they didn't try to include some kind of lock though. Perhaps it would have ruined the design.

    It also seems to assume students will share nothing, when in reality items like milk may be used by more than one person. Still, great idea. I'm sure there's a market there.

  3. This is great. I can have my own private space in a fridge. Definitely a must to survive college hostel days. Maybe I should look at getting one for home too.

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