Kitchen of the Future Demostrated to Soviet People in 1959

Чудо-кухня от Whirlpool, 1957 год.

It was long ago, in 1959, when Soviet people were invited to visit the exhibition of American industrial products. They showed consumer goods, furniture and experimental household items. Soviet people were so much astonished with what they saw that it even wounded N. Khruschev to the quick. No wonder, people of the USSR didn’t have anything at all that could compare with those fantastic things!

On the photo above – spacious kitchen Whirpool 1957.

Дистанционно-управляемый пылесос.
Remotely controlled vacuum cleaner.
Чудо-кухня от Whirlpool, 1957 год.
Wonder kitchen from Whirpool, 1957, featured a “computer” center, sensor control, movable table, robot cleaner and a microwave oven.
Чудо-кухня от Whirlpool, 1957 год.
Розовая кухня Youngstown.
Pink kitchen Youngstown.
Чудо-кухня от Whirlpool, 1957 год.
Wonder kitchen Whirlpool, 1957
Чудо-кухня от Whirlpool, 1957 год.
Wonder kitchen Whirlpool, 1957
Стенд советской бытовой техники и посуды на совместной с США выставке 1959 года в Сокольниках.
Stand of Soviet household appliances at the exhibition in Sokolniki in 1959.
 Демонстрация приготовления выпечки на выставке 1959 года в Сокольниках. General Mills/ Мэрили Дюринг.
Baking class at the exhibition in 1959 in Sokolniki. Khruschev commented the exhibition by saying that the Soviet industry was about practicability, not splendour.

9 thoughts on “Kitchen of the Future Demostrated to Soviet People in 1959”

    • Hmmm. Drink cooler and Kvas, that would have been “revolutionary”. All the pictures I’ve seen of Kvas stands on the street never indicated any cooling of the beverage. Love the stuff, I’ve even made it myself.

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  1. Curious thing about this last picture of a lady mixing something in a bowl. Why would there be 25+ people in 7 or so rows in front of her looking at what she is doing. I mean, come on, how in the world are that many people even going to see what she is doing? And most of them are old men who probably don’t have any interest or need to mix stuff in a bowl in a kitchen. This must be a poorly executed propaganda photo at best.

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  2. Probably the thing that impressed the Soviets the most in these exhibitions was the availability of food.
    The exhibits had more food in them than the average Soviet food store.

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