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Temporary exhibition

The Kitchen and its Furniture - Design and history

SW Küche / 1950er Jahre © BMobV Foto: Lois Lammerhuber
Kitchen / approx. 1950 © SKB
"Mobile Hospitality“ © SKB
SW Küche / 1950er Jahre © BMobV Foto: Lois Lammerhuber
Copper kitchen utensils / court kitchen © SKB
Historic stoves / approx. 1900 - 1930 © SKB
Table of the imperial court kitchen / approx. 1900 © SKB
Kitchen „b2“ / EOOS for Bulthaup, © Bulthaup

Hofmobiliendepot • Imperial Furniture Collection Vienna
Temporary exhibition
4 March 2015 – 26 July 2015

The modern fitted kitchen with standard cabinet units, a running water supply and built-in electrical appliances did not emerge until the twentieth century. However, the history of kitchen furniture and equipment goes back much further. For millennia people cooked on open fires, and a single kitchen supplied the whole household, whether this was a farmstead or the entire Vienna Hofburg.

The exhibition focuses on the evolution of the compact fitted kitchen designed for apartment living, of which the Frankfurt Kitchen developed in 1926 by the Viennese architect Margarete Schütte-Lihotzky is the most famous example. However, it was not until after the Second World War that fitted kitchens became a matter of course for broad sections of the population. Then from the 1970s onwards designers began to take new approaches to kitchen planning.

Curated by Dr Eva B. Ottillinger, The Kitchen and its Furniture - Design and history is part of the series of exhibitions on the cultural history of interior design at the Hofmobiliendepot/Imperial Furniture Collection. The exhibits will include objects from the museum’s holdings as well as numerous loans.

Duration: 4 March – 26 July 2015
Opening hours: Tue – Sun 10 am – 6 pm

Address: Hofmobiliendepot • Imperial Furniture Collection
            Andreasgasse 7, A-1070 Vienna
            Tel: +43-1-5243357
            Mail: info(at)hofmobiliendepot.at
         

 

 

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