Those who haven't gotten a chance should be sure to check out MoMA's current exhibition, Counter Space: Design and the Modern Kitchen
, before it closes on May 2nd. With archival photos, architectural plans, and objects from the museum's collection, the exhibition chronicles the development of the kitchen, starting with the compact, integrated Frankfurt Kitchen by architect Grete Schutte-Lihotzky in 1926 and moving into the designs common in the second half of the 20th century. The result is a timeline that illustrates the shifting attitudes toward domesticity, family life, and functional design.
After viewing the exhibit, we were inspired to take a new look at the function of our own kitchens. So in the spirit of having an efficient yet well-stocked space, we've assembled some of our favorite cookware. Bon appétit!
1. "Frankfurt Kitchen" by Grete Schutte-Lihotzky, MoMA | 2. Bodum Chambord 8-Cup Coffee Press; $40, Target | 3. Appelation Utensil Jar; $28, Anthropologie | 4. Stripe Salt & Pepper; $48, Jonathan Adler | 5. Braid Server; $135, Jayson Home & Garden | 6. Norpro Marble Butter Keeper; $15, Amazon | 7. Crosley Solo Radio; $74, Amazon |