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Counter Space

by habituallychic

06 . 29 . 10
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!

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  1. L June 29, 2010 | 9:10 pm

    Wow, what an interesting idea for an exhibit.

  2. Virginia Blue - Director Blue Fruit June 29, 2010 | 10:59 pm

    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!

  3. Willow Decor June 29, 2010 | 11:14 pm

    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!

  4. The Zhush June 30, 2010 | 2:32 am

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

  5. Brillante Home Decor June 30, 2010 | 4:52 am

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

  6. Tabitha June 30, 2010 | 11:16 am

    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!

  7. jones June 30, 2010 | 1:52 pm

    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