My team and I were tasked with enabling the kitchen to be the central hub of the house, where we conceptually designed the kitchen of tomorrow. The concept was titled, “Oasis” from which one appliance was chosen to enter conceptual preliminary engineering, The R1.
The R1 features rotating shelves. This simple innovation allows one to fully utilize the space of the fridge (neatly) instead of stuffing it. The rotating shelves also combat the issue of, “out of sight, out of mind” where valuable food hides behind another food and discretely rots away. This is the same reason for the R1 having glass doors instead of hiding the inside.