In the Kitchen, Sometimes the Future is Timeless

Over the course of Gizmodo's Home of the Future, I've occasionally overheard someone say that a certain item doesn't seem like a product of tomorrow. But that's the beauty of the future—it has a place for classic items, too. Especially in the kitchen.

Our kitchen is fully stocked with a wide range of Le Cruset cookware. If you don't know Le Cruset, ask your mother. Or ask your grandmother. Chances are, one of them has or has had a pot or a pan from the classic French cookware company for many years. Le Cruset saucepans and casseroles and griddles and so forth last forever. In fact, by the time the future is really really here, it's likely you'd still be using the same Le Cruset dutch oven from several decades ago.

In the Kitchen, Sometimes the Future is Timeless

In the Kitchen, Sometimes the Future is Timeless

That general idea—that there's room for the past in the future, too—pervades our entire home. Herman Miller's Tuxedo sofa? That sleek seat's been around for years. Or the Stool 60? Alvar Aalto dreamed up that very classic design all the way back in 1933. But here we are in the future, and we've brought along some old friends. Come by and check them out.

In the Kitchen, Sometimes the Future is Timeless

In the Kitchen, Sometimes the Future is Timeless

The Basics

Dates: 05/17/2014–05/21/2014

Location: 268 Mulberry Street, near Houston Street in SoHo. Nearest subway: Broadway-Lafayette.

Hours: 11:00 am to late. The Gizmodo gang will be working on-site all week—with super-fast wifi, on snazzy furniture—and we'll be hosting events every night. Check the schedule for all our programming here.

Cost: Free!


For all media inquiries regarding the Gizmodo Home of the Future, please contact Patrick Kowalczyk at patrick@pkpr.com.