Refrigerator concepts that change the way you see refrigerators

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Refrigerators are one of the most commonly used necessary household appliances. They help in storing perishable foods and keep them fresh for a longer period. Refrigerators are used for delaying the decay of leftover foods and storing cooking essentials that are not used everyday like Maple syrup, cheese, sauces, and the like.

It is a compact pantry for homemakers, but consumes lots of power. Refrigerator designers are regularly coming up with innovative concepts that can change the way we store foods. They are tweaking both the appearance and functionalities of refrigerators to make them more suitable for your modern and busy lifestyle and reduce energy wastage. Here are eight noteworthy designs and concepts that just might make the refrigerator more than a simple device.

 Frigido economic fridge concept_1

Frigido economic fridge concept

The human cardiovascular system has inspired the unique design of the Frigido Economic Fridge concept. This refrigerator is round in shape and has six different compartments. The temperature of each compartment is different and suitable for a particular type of food. Two of the compartments are for preserving daily food items.

Labeled compartments and easy to slide doors enable users to find food items easily. The base of the concept fridge is movable to change the height for convenience of users. The built-in water dispenser lets you get a drink without opening the compartments. The human scale at the feet of the base shows the weight of the individual who comes in front.

 Doorless refrigerator concept

Doorless refrigerator concept

An industrial designing student of Massey University in New Zealand, Ben de la Roche, has designed the first ever Doorless Refrigerator Concept. Instead of conventional doors, this concept refrigerator has a honeycomb like structure with many separate compartments. The compartments are cooled according to the nature of food stored in them. When there is no food inside a compartment, it stops receiving power and stays inactive. This way it saves energy and helps in quickly finding snacks and other food items.

 The modular refrigerator concept

The modular refrigerator concept

The Modular Refrigerator Concept was designed with the necessities of students in mind. For studies, students often live in dorms or shared flats. Despite of sharing living space they are not inclined towards sharing food. The Modular Refrigerator has one base station and users can add mocules according to their needs.

Each of the modules is designated for different users, and can be locked so your food is not stolen by dorm-mates.

 Sodge refrigerator concept

Sodge refrigerator concept

The eco-friendly and energy efficient Sodge Refrigerator concept uses partially detachable plastic doors instead of the conventional hinge doors. These new kind of doors reduce energy wastage. Users can see through the transparent doors and use items that are perishable in time. Antibacterial and recyclable materials have been used to make the doors of the refrigerator. Recyclable neoprene has been used for making the opaque and elastic doors.

 Smart table refrigerator concept

Smart table refrigerator concept

Gorenje has designed the Smart Table Refrigerator Concept that makes it easier to serve condiments, desserts and fresh fruits straight from the refrigerator without moving. The luxurious and stylish dining table has been combined with a circular fridge. With just the press of a button, the fridge rises from the center of the table and helps you serve fresh food to your guests.

 Plant growing refrigerator concept

Plant growing refrigerator concept

Hanna Sandstorm has designed the unique concept of Plant Growing Refrigerator. She has worked with both Whirlpool and Green Fortune for developing this concept that will enable the homeowners to grow plant indoor without much trouble. The built-in Kitchen Garden system of this refrigerator provides water and light to seedlings and grows plants to provide fresh lettuce, herbs, and chilies for your meals.

 Soft refrigerator concept

Soft refrigerator concept

The portable, energy efficient and foldable Soft Refrigerator is definitely revolutionary. The foldable refrigerator is flexible and can be carried around quite easily. The cubage determines the size of the storage units. The heat insulating membrane used to build the opaque exterior changes size easily. Even the sliding doors are capable of folding flexibly.

 Bio robot refrigerator

Bio robot refrigerator

This is one of the most promising and innovative refrigerator concepts doing the rounds of the internet. The food items have to be pushed inside the biopolymer gel for cooling. The cooling is done with the help of luminescence used by Bio Robot. Each of the food items are cooled individually.

There are several unique refrigerator concept, but only a handful are promising enough for being transformed into real products fit for modern manufacturing technology and the contemporary way of living.