Retrofuturist Flashback: Colani Kitchen Satellite

Luigi Colani's Experimental Kichen Unit '68-'71 Jun Sato/WireImage

Once more we venture into the future via the past, this time through the work of German designer Luigi Colani. Here we see his 1969 vision for a spherical kitchen pod that connected to the house of tomorrow like an orbiting satellite. "Why should I join the straying mass who want to make everything angular?" asked Colani. "I am going to pursue Galileo Galilei's philosophy: My world is also round." Tycho/ISO50 mastermind Scott Hansen also has a post with some images of the kitchen. I can only imagine how hot it would get in there.

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About the Author: Robert Lamb spent his childhood reading books and staring into the woods — first in Newfoundland, Canada and then in rural Tennessee. There was also a long stretch in which he was terrified of alien abduction. He earned a degree in creative writing. He taught high school and then attended journalism school. He wrote for the smallest of small-town newspapers before finally becoming a full-time science writer and podcaster. He’s currently a senior writer at HowStuffWorks and has co-hosted the science podcast Stuff to Blow Your Mind since its inception in 2010. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling with his wife Bonnie, discussing dinosaurs with his son Bastian and crafting the occasional work of fiction.