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Retro Refrigerators and Mini Fridges

There are a whole lot of fridges on the market right now if you’re into the mid-century modern look for appliances. I was at a housewares trade show over the weekend and there’s a cute new model coming out soon by Daewoo, and one from Nostalgia that looks like a Smeg at half the price (but without a freezer compartment). Keep an eye out for those to hit the market in months to come.

retro fridges at the tradeshow

There are more brands and options in Europe and elsewhere, but America tends to like our fridges BIG, so there aren’t as many cute refrigerators here on the small side. I did round up what’s readily available though, below!

Retro Refrigerators and Mini Fridges

Each of these comes in other colors, but red was a constant across all brands. There are itty bitty models that hold a few drinks, like the ones by Uber Appliance, Igloo, and Tectron. There’s the slightly larger cube-shaped countertop model by Igloo that also comes in a pretty coral color (er, ahem, Millennial Pink), and options from Smeg, Daewoo, Danby, and Nostalgia. And if you’re looking for a larger refrigerator, look to Smeg, Big Chill, and Elmira Stove Work’s Northstar (at least until those other models mentioned above hit stores).

Smeg full-size refrigerator