In 2016, the population of college students in Providence, RI, was approximately 45,000. A staggering number of these students own mini-refrigerators. These machines use a vast amount of energy, occupy space inefficiently, and over-utilize expensive materials. On average, mini-refrigerators only have a lifespan they have an average life span of just one year. So how can we create a mini-fridge that it's users will be more inclined to keep for an extended amount of time?
SLATE is an organized, compartmentalized, aesthetically pleasing and energy efficient compact mini-fridge. WHAT DOES IT DO? Its drawer systems maximize organization while retaining energy efficiency. SLATE’s height corresponds to the standard size of counter spaces, permitting one to utilize the top surface as a cutting surface. SLATE becomes a part of the environment not just another object in it.
"Create a compact fridge that is organized, compartmentalized,
aesthetically pleasing and energy efficient. "