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2021

GOOD DESIGN|グッドデザイン・ベスト100

Award-winning item
community fridge [KITANAGASE community fridge]
Business Owner
KITANAGASE Area Management
Category
Initiative and activity for the general
Company
KITANAGASE Area Management (Japan)
Award Number
21G181555
Outline of Good Design Award winners
Outline of Good Design Award winners 2021

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Outline

The Kitanagase Community Fridge provides free food, produce and household goods to low-income families which are affected by coronavirus. Registered user can take the necessary things out of the fridge anytime, also they don't need to care about public attention. The Kitanagase Community Fridge is a way to jointly solve the poverty problem and food waste problem from a Shopping Center.

Producer

Tatsuya Ishihara, KITANAGASE Area Management + Kenichi Narita, Foodsharing Japan

Director

Tatsuya Ishihara, Takara Shintaku, KITANAGASE Area Management

Designer

Tatsuya Ishihara, KITANAGASE Area Management

一般社団法人北長瀬エリアマネジメント 代表理事 石原達也

More information

https://communityfridge.jp/

Already in service/use
2020/11/20

Evaluation

This community fridge is highly evaluated for its consideration in design and detailed care in its management system such as using a warehouse directly connected to a multi-story parking to allow people to receive support at any time without worrying about others' eyes, introducing of an unmanned system with ICT to reduce staff burden, and making the support package in small size to ensure equality and to prevent food loss at the same time. Another good point was that although this project was launched less than one year ago (at the time of the screening), it has started to package and transfer its know-how. We expect that this project itself will expand nationwide, and that, by raising awareness, the scope of potential donors will also expand so that it will receive donations from remote areas.

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