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coolpure 1.0: Fridge of the Future

Innovative materials, functionality and futuristic design: The concept fridge coolpure 1.0 demonstrates the versatility of polyurethane materials of our product portfolio. The result of this design study? The fridge is neither white nor square and does much more than refrigerate.

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Reinventing the well-known is the idea behind the concept fridge. As an outcome of the design study coolpure 1.0 the household device changes into a technological piece of furniture. For a long time, it has not varied a lot in shape or color, but this fridge now offers lighting and seating in addition to the cooling function. This is achieved through the use of ten innovative polyurethanes. The fridge consists entirely of the material, which is currently mainly used for insulation. "With coolpure 1.0 we would like to show the diverse possibilities for future materials and designs, exploiting the versatility of polyurethanes," explains Project Manager Dr. Nils Mohmeyer. 

The Concept Fridge coolpure 1.0

The Materials of the Visionary Household Device

The used polyurethane materials allow design that is anything but standard: instead of white and square, exceptional shape and color have been achieved for coolpure 1.0. Furthermore, the design study illustrates that innovative materials can also be used for specific conditions such as the inside of a refrigerator. Discover the materials!

10 Steps Towards a Cool Future

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Fridge in a New Look

Starting point for the design study was to go at something well-known. Object of this challenge: a household device which has not changed a lot in shape or color for a long time.

BASF does not intend and will not work on producing fridges itself. The recent design study rather shows that a fridge does neither need to be white nor square – it does much so more than refrigerate.

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Inspired by Living Spaces

The design is anything but standard. As the kitchen is becoming more and more a living quarter again, household devices like fridges change into technological pieces of furniture.

Surfaces made of polyurethanes can be designed in any form and any color. The use of LED optical waveguides serves as indirect lighting in the kitchen. Plus, there is comfortable seating.

Impressions from showcasing the coolpure 1.0 at UTECH 2012

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coolpure 1.0: Our Project Partners

For the design study coolpure 1.0 we have worked with various project partners:

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