As of the 1920s ever more women became employed. Function­ally organized kitchens were designed to help them save time and energy. The “Frankfurt Kitchen” offered a great deal of working space, but at the same time was so narrow that one needed only to turn round to work on the other side. The revolu­tionary design was based on the compact “Mitropa” railway dining-car kitchen and influenced kitchen design as far as the USA, from where it returned to Europe in the 1950s as the “fitted kitchen”.


  • Title: Frankfurt Kitchen
  • Creator: Margarete Schuette-Lihotzky
  • Date Created: 1928 (drafted 1926)
  • Location: Germanisches Nationalmuseum, Nuremberg, permanent exhibition "20th century"
  • Provenance: Acquired by Germanisches Nationalmuseum, Nuremberg
  • Rights: Germanisches Nationalmuseum, Nürnberg (Foto: GNM / Monika Runge)
  • Medium: spruce wood
  • Art Movement: 20th century
  • Artist Dates: 1897 - 2000

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