Collection by Aaron Britt

Counter Space Catalog


For you Dwellers who can't get enough modern kitchens, and who may not have made it to the show Counter Space: Design and the Modern Kitchen up at MoMA in New York through May 2nd, the show's well-laid-out catalog is for you. A managable, well-illustrated book, Counter Space by Juliet Kinchin and Aidan O'Connor is a visual tour through 20th century kitchen design that extends from classic products and spatial innovations to an image of Jack Lemmon straining pasta through a tennis racket from the film The Apartment. My colleague Miyoko Ohtake posted on the show back in September, paying special attention to architect Grete Schütte-Lihotzky's famed Frankfurt Kitchen design, but as the book is out this month I figured I'd refresh your memories. Have a look.

The cover of Counter Space offers us a winking view of domestic tranquility.
As part of the exhibit, MoMA installed a replica of Grete Schutte-Lihotsky's Frankfurt Kitchen.
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I love these brochures for Alcan Foil from the early 60s. There were designed by German Rolf Harder.
The Trace and Warner teakettle from 1939 is an American design.
This Finnish bread knife from the 1950s is fearsome indeed. It was manufactured by Jernbolaget.
This kitchen tool set is from 1965 and was designed by German Peter Raacke.
Roberto Sambonet's Center Line set of stainless steel cookware is from 1964.