From my perspective, it's not the Amana refrigerator that's disappeared. It's the lady of the house who has blended into the background. Flowers overpower her as well as this 1968 kitchen; the black-and-white graphic is pretty mind-blowing, even forty-some years later. I'd love to see the full collection of 329 [!] patterns that were offered as door panels; maybe there'd be a few worth reviving for use today.
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.