Wednesday, January 10, 2007

recent trends in white goods design

Whilst sifting through my junk I came across these old sketches of a brilliant idea I once had.

I think at the time, potbelly stoves were quite big (as in popularity, not in their physical dimensions.)

So I thought I would apply the potbelly principal to other household appliances. I looked no further than the humble refrigerator.
I though everyone could use a pot bellied fridge!

Rebelling against the notion that white goods had to be white I did my first sketch in potbelly pink. This led to the blue singlet version with the workboot feet, and a sort of eighties paint job on the body.

The more astute reader will of course realise I have these two pictures in the wrong order. The rest of you be assured there is nothing wrong with your eyes. Well, nothing that Honzablog has caused!

Following this came a more definitive Australian themed version, complete with a green and gold body with stylized kangaroos, Aussie flag, the ubiquitous blue singlet motif, and to finish it off, wearing thongs... oh, for non-Australians, read 'Flip-Flops...' (ooh that can be embarrassing!)

Of course the great thing about the potbellied fridge is all that extra storage space in the door! WOW!

I'm not sure how this feature would suit the dieter, so much more food can be stored.

Although, on the other hand, generously girthed individuals might find reaching the handle quite a challenge...

PS: for illustration Friday readers! This is your actual peice of Industrial Design concept Sketching what I did back in the eighties (when I was a mere toddler...), And it is kind of a coincidental incident that I upload this two days BEFORE the eighties topic is announced. I even mention in the original text that the design is eighties style. Not quite a Memphis fridge, but the colours would do...

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