Monday, August 28, 2006

A Little Kitchen Design History

by Tom Bozzo

Fun fact from yesterday's block party: The house next door was built for and owned for quite some time by Westye F. Bakke, founder of the Sub-Zero Freezer Co., who built his first freezer in the basement. Potential kitchen appliance history tourists take note.

Our neighbors are less-than-half-jokingly tempted to write a letter to the company, now headquartered about two miles southwest of us, insisting that a house of such singular importance to the company should have a Sub-Zero fridge. (Hey, the next door neighbors would really like a 400-Series wine fridge.)

Sub-Zero's history slideshow (op. cit.) offers an amusing take on interior design history — and, in the first picture, child safety restraint history. While modern ultra-high-end kitchen design can be over-the-top, I'd take this any day over:

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