#94293. Asked by BRY2K. (Apr 04 08 3:36 AM)
Populuxe is a combination of the words popular and deluxe. The word was used in particular in the 50's as a description of a 'futuristic' design with an emphasis on luxury. By this definition I would infer that electrical apliances which were quickly becoming the rave would be good examples of 'populuxe goods'. Many of those were designed to look futuristic. I'm not sure if this is what you were looking for but it was the best I could come up with. :)
“What you need is a term—like art deco or camp—that will give people a handle on what you are talking about.” Within an hour I had seized upon one of the central paradoxes of the later postwar period—that it seemed to be about extravagance for everyone, popular luxury—and I had my word."
"Powerflite, the name of an automatic transmission offered by Chrysler."
Tailfins, tv-dinners, barbie dolls, fallout shelters, knotty pine and formica furnishings.
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