We’ll never grow tired of 1950s appliance design, and Big Chill does it better than most.
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It’s interesting to think about how selective our taste for retro design is. For example, these refrigerators from Big Chill appeal to a precise 1950s taste. They’re beautiful, for sure, but there’s a reason you don’t see many architects emulating the building styles of that time.
Another question is, does the resurgence of a specific generational design element occur only after a certain amount of time? Say, a generation? Or is it more merit-based?
Big Chill doesn’t only produce captivating, nostalgic fridges; they have a suite of ovens, microwaves, dishwashers, and even microwaves. The array of deep, saturated colors further promise to make any home look like a still from The Jetsons.
Of course, these products boast the kind of custom design that’ll cost you a very pretty penny—a reason why Big Chill appliances can be found in the homes of celebrities like Scarlett Johansson and Rachel Ray. This orange fridge starts at a hefty $2,995.
Price aside, you’d be hard-pressed to find a single Big Chill product that doesn’t look awesome. Even if performance turns out to be so-so, it’s rare to find a product so well designed that it seems to trump all other concerns.
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