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Opening at MoMA tomorrow is a thoughtful exhibition on the evolution of kitchen design and how innovations from the 1920’s brought the kitchen up from the basement and into the heart of the house.

Counter Space: Design and the Modern Kitchen prominently features women designers and their unique perspectives as primary users and consumers. I personally adore the Frankfurt Kitchen, pictured above by, Margarete Schütte-Lihotzky. It looks and feels contemporary despite that she designed it in 1926-27!

Counter Space: Design and the Modern Kitchen is at MoMA: The Museum of Modern Art from September 15, 2010 - March 14, 2011.

Image: Frankfurt Kitchen by Margarete Schütte-Lihotzky

The Frankfurt Kitchen: Small, Cool 1926