From hot pink to orange—trio of companies
bring back stylish mid-century appliances
For some people, refrigeration is the most important modern convenience, especially because it can be done so stylishly. For others it's merely utilitarian—like the great mid-century philosopher Spike Milligan when he said, "I have the body of an 18-year-old. I keep it in the fridge."
And then there are those like Orion Creamer—if indeed there actually is anyone else who feels as Creamer does about Homer Simpson's (and funnies man Dagwood Bumstead before him) favorite appliance.
"I just always thought they were more a piece of art than anything else," said Creamer, co-founder of Big Chill, one of three main producers of retro...