Samsung is exploring the world of designer refrigerators. The company has enlisted the help of Jasper Morrison, a designer with a knack for slick modern tableware, electronics, lighting, and anything else he turns his mind to.
His work on the Samsung Side-By-Side refrigerator line has made for appliances that wouldn't look too out of place in a museum exhibit. Samsung will be selling them in a variety of finishes, but--based on the pictures on Morrison's site--the true design aficionado will want one in white.
Beyond the smooth, minimalistic appearance of the Samsung fridge, it offers plenty of innovative features that will turn this fridge into a basic creature comfort. The machine is energy efficient, employing a multicooling system to cut your energy bills. It also promises to reduce those smells that fridges seem to collect after only a few hours of use--and I promise, if anything can reduce the overwhelming scent of borscht in my fridge, I will love it forever.
But the real gem of this refrigerator's design is the Cool Select Zone Drawer. Looking fairly similar to a microwave, but located inside the fridge, this drawer offers a multitude of options, from flash freezing to optimal produce storage. It's literally the coolest gadget I've seen in a while.
The lovely exterior and advanced gadgetry come with a price tag, however: Most retailers seem to be going with $1,600 for the larger models, although a few had models on sale for Memorial Day.