A fantastic representation of French design of the late 50s is depicted in Jacques Tati’s groundbreaking film “Mon Oncle,” which we watched last night. I have seen this film a couple of times, but always trace something new. This time, I focused on the radical furniture pieces featured, demonstrating a departure from the vocabulary of postwar industrial aesthetics into space-age aesthetics. The film tells the story of Monsieur Hulot and his struggle with postwar France's infatuation with modern architecture, consumerism, and design. Recommended.