Stale Cabbage Patch

Love this concept of the Fridge Magnet that features a QR code-scanning function. Basically it provides information on the shelf life of food and keeps a tab on the expiry dates. In a good way, it also acts as an interactive, informative tool for children. It displays the image of the food item, its name, and place of origin, production date, proper temperature for preservation, and expiry date.

Here is how it works:

  • As the days progress, Fridge Magnet will change color, creating a strong visual reminder about the food’s level of freshness.
  • Green means the food is fresh, and red means the food has deteriorated and cannot be eaten.
  • Fridge Magnet also can be used as a children’s toy, helping children to learn more about food while they play.

Fridge Magnet is a 2013 red dot award: design concept winner!

Designers: Hu Yaxing, Chen Zhipeng, Liao Haibo & Tang Yigang