Japanese appliances take it all off
Inventors go for full transparency
We hadn't realized that the Age of Transparency had made its way into the kitchen, but apparently it has in Japan. On prominent display at the National Electronics' Invention Station in Tokyo were a refrigerator, a washing machine and an air conditioner all with completely transparent casings, according to Gizmodo.
It's interesting to note that, while the trend in many domestic products seems to be leaning toward the, these Japanese appliances have gone the opposite route altogether with no color at all. That would be OK with us in theory, but we wouldn't want to subject the contents of our fridge--much less our washing machine--to mixed company.