October 18, 2012
APPLIANCE FADS: What’s Next When Stainless Steel Runs Its Course? “It is a pivotal moment in kitchen design: While stainless steel is still the dominant look, there are clear signals it has outworn its welcome, even with no clear successor in place.” I predict a return to Harvest Gold and Avocado.
UPDATE: Ric Manhard writes: “After stainless steel? May I posit a scenario wherein Apple’s design leads to appliances using aluminum and Gorilla Glass, possibly tinted to any shade the consumer would desire? I have no connection with design in any industry but I could see it happening. Look what influence the original colored iMacs had on industrial design.”