Gallery: Student Invents Doorless Refrigerator That Saves Energy and Re...


Ben de la Roche, an industrial design student at Massey University in New Zealand, has designed a doorless refrigeration wall, called Impress, that prevents food waste and saves energy. De la Roche’s design is a finalist in the 2012 Electrolux Design Lab competition. Impress, Electrolux says, “completely transforms the way we refrigerate.” Rather than hide refrigerated food and drinks in a closed box, the appliance places items out in the open. It saves energy by only applying refrigeration when a food item is present.

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  1. Oy Maggie August 16, 2013 at 5:43 am

    I have to say, the quality of that prototype is remarkable!

  2. Scott Knitter August 15, 2013 at 1:55 pm

    Hey! What about a gallon jug o’ milk? A single hot dog? A carton of eggs? A vial of insulin?

  3. owsleyskid October 2, 2012 at 3:47 pm

    How do you put a turkey in it to thaw?

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