Grete Lihotzky Pouring bins from the Frankfurt Kitchen 1926

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Cheap, light, and well balanced, these pouring bins appeared in many examples of the New Kitchen in the late 1920s. They were industrially manufactured with presses once used to produce ammunition boxes. Lihotzky worked with the manufacturers to improve the final shape of the bins by adding inverted cup handles. Their placement in the model Frankfurt Kitchen presented in spring 1926 was criticized as being too easy for children to pull out and up-end, so Lihotzky reduced the number of bins and placed them higher. Another complaint was that it was not always convenient to match the contents of the bins with the standardized names stamped on the outside.

Gallery label from Designing Modern Women 1890–1990, October 5, 2013–October 1, 2014.
Gebr. Haarer, Frankfurt
Overall average: 5 5/8 × 4 1/4 × 11 5/16" (14.3 × 10.8 × 28.7 cm) -- .1 Linsen: 5 5/8 × 4 1/4 × 11 5/16" (14.3 × 10.8 × 28.7 cm) .2 Griess: 5 5/8 × 4 1/2 × 11 5/16" (14.3 × 11.4 × 28.7 cm) .3 Suppenteig: 5 9/16 × 4 1/4 × 11 3/16" (14.1 × 10.8 × 28.4 cm) .4 Sago: 5 5/8 × 4 1/4 × 11 3/16" (14.3 × 10.8 × 28.4 cm) .5 Erbsen: 5 9/16 × 4 1/4 × 11 1/4" (14.1 × 10.8 × 28.6 cm)
Gift of Astrid Debus-Steinberg
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Architecture and Design

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