On this Flashback Friday, as we wrap up a week of looking at some paradigm-challenging designs for the future, comes this reminder, courtesy of Electrolux, that change is good. While its gas-powered refrigerator might have turned heads in 1932, it was a short-lived innovation. But we all learn from failure—don't we, Grasshopper?
Leslie Clagett is a seasoned yet passionate observer of the international kitchen
and bath industries, and the founder of KBCULTURE.com. An editor at publications ranging from Arts +
Architecture to Kitchens & Baths, she is also the author of The New
City Home [The Taunton Press], among other books. Leslie has a
tremendous respect for quality design and the people who labor in its
pursuit; her discerning eye has been known to get a little misty in the
presence of true beauty.