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Frankfurt Kitchen by Margarete Schütte-Lihotsky

In 1926 this Frankfurt Kitchen was designed by Marxist, feminist, architect and activist, Margarete Schütte-Lihotsky
The kitchen was designed for made to measure purpose in minumum space and still offering a maximum of possibilities. Very detailed studies of kitchen usage including time lapse and ergonomics resulted in this unique and first time fitted kitchen for social housing in Frankfurt.
History then resulted in social housing projects, not only in Frankfurt and the Frankfurt Kitchen designed by Margarete soon was the standard for building kitchens.
Only recently we saw kitchen design moving to a more open plan and now even the concept of the kitchen as a 'set entity' in the house is changing, maybe the kitchen could like our lives become more flexible.
But still this very well thought out design with the blue colored fronts given this color as it supposely attracts less flies is appreciated as an enormous move forward and can for that reason be found in numerous museum collections worldwide nowadays.

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