Counter Space: Design and the Modern Kitchen at MoMA

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.

Rolf Harder (German, born 1929). Alcan Foil Brochures
Rolf Harder (German, born 1929). Alcan Foil Brochures ( Courtesy of the MoMA, New York )
Richard Riemerschmid (German, 1868-1957). Vinegar Jar with Stopper.
Richard Riemerschmid (German, 1868-1957). Vinegar Jar with Stopper. ( Courtesy of the MoMA, New York )
Trace And Warner (American). Tea Kettle. c. 1939.
Trace And Warner (American). Tea Kettle. c. 1939. ( Courtesy of the MoMA, New York )
Welkut Poultry Shears. 1909-1943.
Welkut Poultry Shears. 1909-1943. ( Courtesy of the MoMA, New York )
Virgilio Forchiassin (Italian). Spazio Vivo (Living Space) Mobile Kitchen Unit. 1968.
Virgilio Forchiassin (Italian). Spazio Vivo (Living Space) Mobile Kitchen Unit. 1968. ( Courtesy of the MoMA, New York )
Margarete Schütte-Lihotzky (Austrian, 1897-2000). Frankfurt Kitchen from the Ginnheim-Höhenblick Housing Estate, Frankfurt am Main, Germany (reconstruction). 1926–27.
Margarete Schütte-Lihotzky (Austrian, 1897-2000). Frankfurt Kitchen from the Ginnheim-Höhenblick Housing Estate, Frankfurt am Main, Germany (reconstruction). 1926–27. ( Courtesy of the MoMA, New York )
Earl S. Tupper (American, 1907-1983). Tumblers. 1954.
Earl S. Tupper (American, 1907-1983). Tumblers. 1954. ( Courtesy of the MoMA, New York )
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
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 ( Courtesy of the MoMA, New York )
Peter Schlumbohm (American, born Germany. 1896-1962). Chemex Coffee Maker. 1941.
Peter Schlumbohm (American, born Germany. 1896-1962). Chemex Coffee Maker. 1941. ( Courtesy of the MoMA, New York )
Corning Glass Works, company design (American, established 1851). Frying Pan. c. 1942.
Corning Glass Works, company design (American, established 1851). Frying Pan. c. 1942. ( Courtesy of the MoMA, New York. )
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