In 1955, a ball bearing producer released a series of ads that speculated about the kitchen ten years hence. It should come as no surprise that all of the imaginings turn, if you will, on the use of little steel spheres. In this scenario, meals roll out of a contraption that is equal parts refrigerator and oven, streamlining food prep and putting a whole new spin on appliances.
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.