Stefan Buchberger, a design student at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna created a modular fridge unit for the Electrolux Design Lab competition 2008. Designed for people sharing a flat, his concept allows you to keep your part of the fridge clean without having deal with others who may have lesser standards when it comes to hygiene. The real question is can you lock it to keep thieving housemates from raiding your fresh milk supply.
The fridge 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 or a whiteboard.
Handles on the sides of the modules make them easy to transport. "If you move to new flat, you can just transport your module like a suitcase and hook it up to the base station in your new flat," Buchberger explains.
Nine finalists of the Electrolux Design Lab competition 2008. This year's theme was appliances for the i-generation that is three to five years out.