Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Counter Space

I am excitedly marking my calendar for the opening of Counter Space: Design and the Modern Kitchen which opens at The Museum of Modern Art on September 15, 2010. As you can see from the photo of a kitchen in Frankfurt circa 1926, kitchen design has come a long way. Kitchens used to be relegated to the basement or out buildings, a lot of which had to do with fire prevention and the fact that many people had servants. A far cry from the wide open kitchen/family rooms that are the norm today! On display at the exhibition will be two complete kitchens, many appliances, and a range of artwork. Should be interesting!

7 comments:

L said...

Wow, what an interesting idea for an exhibit.

Virginia Blue - Director Blue Fruit said...

That will be completely fascinating - so I do hope that you will take lots of photos at the exhibition and post them on your blog - for those of us who would LOVE to see the exhibition, but live in other spots of the world. Kitchen design is such a reflection of how society sees itself at that exact point in time - great for history!

Willow Decor said...

What an interesting exhibit! I would love to see it! I remember touring the kitchen of the Breakers Mansion in Newport RI - it was huge and very commercial looking for the time, but also far away from the house!
xx-Gina

The Zhush said...

Sounds like a great exhibit...thanks for the heads up!

Brillante Home Decor said...

It will be interesting indeed and for sure extraordinary as all MoMA events.
Congratulations on the growth of your sponsors. Well done, Heather.

Tabitha said...

I love in an old house with servants quarters, so ours is still down stairs and at the back of the house - with bars on the utility room windows!

jones said...

That kitchen is rather stark--notice the way the light fixture is simply plugged into the ceiling with the chord exposed. But it is definitely pure deco and sooooo modern!! Mary

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