South Korean manufacturer Samsung has just presented its vision of the home of tomorrow, based on customisation, modularity and connectivity. The first appliances to reflect this philosophy are in its new line of bespoke refrigerators. Eventually, other appliances in this vein will also see the light of day.
This new generation of refrigerators is almost entirely customisable. Their fronts are made up of interchangeable panels, for which the user can choose the colour and finish so that they fit perfectly into any kitchen. They can then be changed at any time without having to change the entire refrigerator. Likewise, it is possible to add an extra module at a later date to provide additional storage space.
Just like car manufacturers, Samsung is planning to offer its customers “made-to-measure” solutions, according to their specific needs, by adapting to their lifestyles, for example, depending on the country. After the refrigerator, other household appliances will incorporate such developments.
Among the latest innovations presented by the brand, for the moment only available in South Korea, is a shoe dresser that continuously maintains, deodorizes, dehumidifies and dries shoes so that they are always fresh and pleasant to wear.
Artificial intelligence will also play an increasingly important role in synchronising the appliance’s operations, customised for each family’s needs (cooking, cleaning, laundry) via dedicated mobile applications.