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Save food from the refrigerator

Save food from the refrigerator
31 May 2017

Jihyun Ryou, Design Academy Eindhoven graduate, did his Master Thesis about food preservation. By accumulating traditional oral knowledge, he looked at a feasible way to bring the knowledge into everyday life.

'Through the research about the current situation of food preservation, I’ve learned that we hand over the responsibility of taking care of food to the technology, refrigerator. We don’t observe the food any more and don’t understand how to treat it.

Therefore my design looks at re-introducing and re-evaluating traditional oral knowledge of food, which is closer to nature. Furthermore, it aims to bring back the connection between different level of living beings, us as human beings and food ingredients as other living beings.'

Verticality of Root Vegetables -carrot, raddish, leek...etc.
Keeping roots in a vertical position allows the organism save energy and remain fresh for longer time. This shelf gives a place for them to stand easily, using sand. At the same time, sand helps to keep proper humidity.

Dryness of Spices
Rice absorbs the humidity easily. The spice container with rice inside helps spices stay dry without forming into a mass.

Humidity of Fruit Vegetables -zucchini, aubergine, pepper...etc.
We tend to think zucchini, aubergine, cucumber, etc. as vegetables. But they are biologically fruits. This shelf gives them a space to be outside the fridge. Also through the ritual to water them everyday, they will stay fresh.




Thanks for this post. I learned new and brilliant ways how to preserve food. What I like more about these ideas is that it can help me cut down on my electricity consumption. Perfect!

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