Formica knew Knotty was Nice, 1952

I wasn’t the first to think Knotty Is Nice — Formica was way ahead of us with this 1952 ad, which touted the charm of wood matched with the ease of plastic: “… All the warmth and charm of the early American kitchen combined with the down-to-earth modern utility of Formica sink and cabinet tops…” That green linen Formica, by the way: Installed in literally millions of American kitchens, I bet!

One thought on “Formica knew Knotty was Nice, 1952

  1. I’m sure my mom had this ad in her ‘building scrapbook’ ! She saved cutout magazine articles with pictures of what she wanted in their new house. I now live in that house and those are the cabinets they built! Ours also have the black strap hinges and white porcelain knobs!

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