A smarthome concept that wasn't absolute hell: the mid-80s Soviet SPHINX project, based on the idea that there would be a central, modular PC and appliances in the house like the TV would connect to it via the LAN. Everything was designed to be easily-expandable or pared-down as needed. It was purely conceptual but the props looked cool as hell.
Here's a cool microwave they designed.
@Zero_Democracy i can see that they also had issues with making microwave controls intelligible 🙃
@Zero_Democracy I Can't Believe Dieter Rams Didn't Make This!™️
Unstoppable shitposting engine.