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How Women Changed Kitchens

Posted on September 25, 2010 by meaton

A new exhibit at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City brings to light some interesting history about how women have changed the modern household kitchen. Once banished to the lowest room in the house, kitchens today are celebrations of personal style and the epitome of fine living.

Check out this New York Times article about the new museum exhibit, “Counter Space: Design and the Modern Kitchen,” on display until March 2011 at MOMA. The article describes how women improved kitchens to be more comfortable and efficient with innovations such as the design of the Frankfurt Kitchen by architect Margarete Schütte-Lihotzky in the 1920s.

Frankfurt Kitchen image via

Joining the ranks of women throughout history who have supported innovation in kitchen design is Kitchen Distributors’ own founder, Esther Hartman, whose vision and wisdom are still with us today. Good kitchen design lasts, as seen in the kitchen we designed for Denver’s historic Koin House, which contains most of the original 1960s Mutschler cabinets.

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