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.