We're wrapping up the week with a quick visit to the 1964 World's Fair, where Frigidaire constructed a series of global kitchens. In the video below, the good stuff starts happening at around the 4:46 mark. In short and hysterical order, our protagonist tours kitchens of the Mediterranean [5:49], the slightly ambiguous 'Exotic East', which I can't determine is either Turkey or India [7:30], then on to the Orient [9:00] and Spain [10:40], before returning to the USA [12:20]. It is particular amusing to watch the changes—continuity be damned—of wardrobe and music in the clip.
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.