Helene Haasbauer-Wallrath. Die Praktische Küche (The Practical Kitchen) (Poster for an exhibition at the Gewerbemuseum Basel). 1930

Helene Haasbauer-Wallrath Die Praktische Küche (The Practical Kitchen) (Poster for an exhibition at the Gewerbemuseum Basel) 1930

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In the late 1920s and the 1930s, kitchens were highlighted in many modern architecture exhibitions. This poster for an exhibition in Basel is dominated by a rendering of a miniscule kitchen by the Swiss architect Rudolf Preiswerk. At the exhibition, visitors could see a full–scale model of the same design that had a footprint slightly more than thirty–seven square feet (3.4 square meters). In the accompanying catalogue, the German design reformer Erna Meyer identified such compact, ergonomic arrangements as the most important trend in modern kitchen design.

Gallery label from Designing Modern Women 1890–1990, October 5, 2013–October 1, 2014.
Additional text

This poster for an exhibition in Basel is dominated by a rendering of a miniscule kitchen by Swiss architect Rudolf Preiswerk. In the exhibition, visitors could see a full–scale model of the same design, which had a footprint little more than 37 square feet (3.4 square meters). In the accompanying catalogue, German design reformer Erna Meyer identified such compact and ergonomic arrangements as the most important trend in modern interior design.

Gallery label from How Should We Live? Propositions for the Modern Interior, October 1, 2016 – April 23, 2017.
Medium
Lithograph
Dimensions
50 x 35 1/2" (127 x 90.2 cm)
Printer
W. Wasserman, Basel
Credit
Gift of Jim Lapides and the Architecture & Design Purchase Fund
Object number
142.2010
Department
Architecture and Design

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