Counter Space: Design and the Modern Kitchen at MoMA

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

MoMA curator Juliet Kinchin and Davin Stowell, founder and CEO of the design consultancy Smart Design, discuss the exhibition “Counter Space: Design and the Modern Kitchen,” on view at the Museum of Modern Art through March 14. They’ll look at how kitchen design has changed in the last century, and examine the kitchen as a barometer of changing aesthetics and technologies.

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Rolf Harder (German, born 1929). Alcan Foil Brochures
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Richard Riemerschmid (German, 1868-1957). Vinegar Jar with Stopper.
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Trace And Warner (American). Tea Kettle. c. 1939.
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Welkut Poultry Shears. 1909-1943.
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Virgilio Forchiassin (Italian). Spazio Vivo (Living Space) Mobile Kitchen Unit. 1968.
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Margarete Schütte-Lihotzky (Austrian, 1897-2000). Frankfurt Kitchen from the Ginnheim-Höhenblick Housing Estate, Frankfurt am Main, Germany (reconstruction). 1926–27.
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Earl S. Tupper (American, 1907-1983). Tumblers. 1954.
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Lilly Reich (German, 1885-1947). Boarding House at Die Wohnung unserer Zeit (The Dwelling of Our Time), German Building Exhibition, Berlin, Germany, Apartment for a Single Person, view of the living r
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Peter Schlumbohm (American, born Germany. 1896-1962). Chemex Coffee Maker. 1941.
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Corning Glass Works, company design (American, established 1851). Frying Pan. c. 1942.


Juliet Kinchin and Davin Stowell

Comments [4]

oscar from ny

one day everyone will get to recognize the best painter of all time,..Oscar Maldonado :)

Dec. 08 2010 10:22 PM
tom from astoria

So much modern kitcken design is cold -- looking more like a place were you go to donate an organ, rather than a homey room with iron and wood and woven cloth.

Dec. 08 2010 12:55 PM
leeann lavin

Love this exhibit. Loved that you even took on the subject. Very interesting and I learned a lot. I will blog about the exhibit. I was most intrigued with the intersection of architecture, design, and culture and it's impact on society. or vice versa!

Dec. 08 2010 12:29 PM
Laura from UWS

My late mother was a chemist. She said she was surprised at how inefficient home kitchens are, compared to chemistry labs she worked in.

Why are kitchens usually so awkward?

Dec. 07 2010 08:49 PM

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