We see videos like this and realize quickly how far we’ve come in terms of technology. But, it hasn’t been exactly like many envisioned the future 60 years ago.
There was a distinct aura surrounding the future in the 1950s. America had prevailed during WWII, and the sense of unstoppability rode rampant in the minds of many Americans with a roaring economy. That mindset translated to dreams, as we see in this General Motors film highlighting the Frigidaire “Kitchen of Tomorrow.”
If you weren’t aware, General Motors used to manufacture Frigidaire appliances of yore. Therefore, this film sat as a promotional video for what was possible.
Viewers we’re most likely dazzled at the thought of screens in cabinets, detailing recipes before their eyes, and rotating fridges on spindles for easy food access. The 1950s future optimism is alive and well in this video.
That idea also translated to automobiles, too. Exterior and interior design were influenced with a present-retro look, and we can’t forget about tail fins, the manifest destiny of the automotive world.
The video runs three minutes long, but it’s worth every second to see how the future was supposed to turn out. Have a look right down below.