03 April 2015

Purple Hazy

Wrapping up this loosely Easter-themed week, I offer you a crocus-colored kitchen. The expansive cooktop/island—on legs, no less!—is especially advanced for 1959, even as the post-war designers were revisiting streamlined forms. A particularly wacky detail is the ceiling-mounted ventilation hood; installed improbably high above the burners, it's doubtful it would clear the air effectively. And how about the way the purple pales into lavender in the upper register of the room....

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