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Breaking out of the box: Retro styled fridge.

It seems at last that the the Bauhaus styled fitted kitchen is being challenged.

For the best part of 80 years, a smart kitchen meant a modular, clean-lined row of cupboards. Behind the smartest ones hid dishwashers, fridges and washing machines camouflaged by a fitted door to look like a cupboard. Even sink tops are routinely hidden beneath work surfaces subjugated to the notion that utilitarian equipment should be used but not seen.

In parts of South America Whirlpool have released this limited edition refrigerator with a 1950 theme to its styling.

It is not the first company to do it of course Smeg, an Italian brand produced a free standing fridge with rounded corners claiming the same inspiration a few years ago, but this one is on legs!

It comes in 4 colours each with chrome legs and a door handle that would not look out of place on a car with white walled tyres and fins.

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