This week S&W KItchens hosted a CEU seminar on European Kitchens, presented by Alison Weidner from Poggenpohl. It was a wonderful look at how kitchens developed in Europe and how those developments are reflected today in the US and in Europe.
In 1926, Margarete Shutte-Lihotsky designed an efficient, low cost kitchen. It is referred to as the 'Frankfurt Kitchen' and is considered the first modern fitted kitchen. Kitchens before this tended to have whatever furniture the homeowner could find or was passed down to them: a large prep and eating table, a cupboard or armoire for dishes, perhaps a deep tub for washing dishes or food. Probably, the adoption of reliable indoor plumbing and electricity helped to make a fitted kitchen more practical.Read More