<h1 class="page">COUNTER SPACE BLOG</h1> <div id="main" class="blog_post"> <div id="header"> Counter Space: Design and the Modern Kitchen </div> <div id="cs_nav" class="blog_post"> <a href="/interactives/exhibitions/2010/counter_space" class="introduction">Introduction</a> <a href="/interactives/exhibitions/2010/counter_space/the_new_kitchen" class="the_new_kitchen">The New Kitchen</a> <a href="/interactives/exhibitions/2010/counter_space/the_frankfurt_kitchen" class="the_frankfurt_kitchen">The Frankfurt Kitchen</a> <a href="/interactives/exhibitions/2010/counter_space/visions_of_plenty" class="visions_of_plenty">Visions of Plenty</a> <a href="/interactives/exhibitions/2010/counter_space/kitchen_sink_dramas" class="kitchen_sink_dramas">Kitchen Sink Dramas</a> <a href="/interactives/exhibitions/2010/counter_space/blog" class="blog">Blog</a> <br class="clear" /> </div> <div id="content"> <div class="box voices blog-entry"> <!--googleon: index--> <div class="share-button wide"> <a title="Share: Eat, Drink, (Read!) MoMA" class="share" rel="http://www.moma.org/explore/inside_out/2011/02/15/eat-drink-read-moma" href="#share"> <span class="text">Share this post</span> <span class="icon"> <br class="clear"> </span></a> </div> <a name="eat-drink-read-moma" id="eat-drink-read-moma"></a> <div class="date"> <small> February 15, 2011 <span class="blog-categories"> &nbsp;|&nbsp; <a href="/explore/inside_out/category/exhibitions">Collection &amp; Exhibitions</a>, <a href="/explore/inside_out/category/counter-space">Counter Space</a> </span> </small> </div> <h5 class="post"><a href="/explore/inside_out/2011/02/15/eat-drink-read-moma">Eat, Drink, (Read!) MoMA</a></h5> <p class="byline gray-type"> Posted by <a href="/explore/inside_out/author/aoconnor">Aidan O’Connor</a>, Curatorial Assistant, Department of Architecture and Design </p> <div class="blog-content"> <div id="attachment_11886" style="width: 595px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://www.moma.org/explore/inside_out/inside_out/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/10723005.jpg"><img class="size-full wp-image-11886" src="https://www.moma.org/explore/inside_out/inside_out/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/10723005.jpg" alt="" width="585" height="225" srcset="https://moma.org/wp/inside_out/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/10723005.jpg 585w, https://moma.org/wp/inside_out/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/10723005-300x115.jpg 300w" sizes="(max-width: 585px) 100vw, 585px" /></a><p class="wp-caption-text">Roberto Sambonet (Italian, 1924–1995). Center Line Set of Cookware. 1964. Stainless steel. Manufactured by Sambonet S.p.A., Vercelli, Italy. Gift of the manufacturer, 1972</p></div> <p>Several exciting things are happening now in the world of <em><a href="http://www.moma.org/interactives/exhibitions/2010/counter_space" target="_blank">Counter Space</a></em>—time for an update!<span id="more-11871"></span></p> <p>First, the exhibition has been <strong>extended,</strong> and we&#8217;re so glad it will endure with us through the winter. The closing date is now <strong>May 2,</strong> so you have lots more time to come visit if you haven&#8217;t already, or to come <em>again</em> at your leisure—no need for <a href="http://www.moma.org/collection/browse_results.php?criteria=O%3AAD%3AE%3A616&amp;page_number=2&amp;template_id=1&amp;sort_order=1" target="_blank">frenzy</a>.</p> <p>Looking for an appropriate (and filling) way to celebrate this good news? Our second announcement is a special event happening <strong>this Thursday</strong> evening called <a href="http://www.moma.org/visit/calendar/events/11840" target="_blank">Eat, Drink, MoMA</a>. Chef Michael Romano is joining our friend, chef Lynn Bound, to present an amazing three-course gourmet Italian <a href="http://www.momacafes.com/t5/menus/An_Italian_Dinner_w_MichaelRomano.pdf" target="_blank">dinner</a> at Cafe 2, accompanied by a gallery talk and cocktail reception. It&#8217;s a wonderful chance to celebrate the Italian design featured in the exhibition—from Bialetti&#8217;s <a href="http://www.moma.org/collection/browse_results.php?criteria=O%3AAD%3AE%3A35105&amp;page_number=1&amp;template_id=1&amp;sort_order=1" target="_blank">Moka Express</a> (c. 1930) to Gino Colombini&#8217;s <a href="http://www.moma.org/collection/object.php?object_id=2614" target="_blank">kitchen pail</a> (1957), Snaidero&#8217;s <a href="http://www.moma.org/collection/object.php?object_id=3541" target="_blank">mobile kitchen</a> (1968), and Marco Zanuso&#8217;s <a href="http://www.moma.org/collection/object.php?object_id=1369" target="_blank">kitchen scale</a> (1969). Tickets are still available, and Juliet Kinchin and I will certainly be there!</p> <p>Finally, we are proud to report that our <em>Counter Space</em> <strong>book</strong> is now <a href="http://www.momastore.org/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?langId=-1&amp;storeId=10001&amp;catalogId=10451&amp;productId=105946&amp;promoCode=8H104&amp;cid=ORG03110908" target="_blank">available</a>! Starting with the familiar <a href="http://www.moma.org/interactives/exhibitions/2010/counter_space/blog/kitchens-of-the-future" target="_blank">cover</a> image, this book captures the highlights of the exhibition, echoing the multidisciplinary reach of the show. Architecture and design (including the <a href="http://www.moma.org/interactives/exhibitions/2010/counter_space/the_frankfurt_kitchen" target="_blank">Frankfurt Kitchen</a>) are complemented by <a href="http://www.moma.org/collection/object.php?object_id=50141" target="_blank">photography</a>, <a href="http://www.moma.org/collection/object.php?object_id=38754" target="_blank">drawings</a>, <a href="http://www.moma.org/collection/object.php?object_id=80004" target="_blank">paintings</a>, <a href="http://www.moma.org/collection/browse_results.php?criteria=O%3AAD%3AE%3A5569&amp;page_number=1&amp;template_id=1&amp;sort_order=1" target="_blank">sculpture</a>, and film stills—all from MoMA&#8217;s collection. It&#8217;s a must-read for kitchen enthusiasts, not to mention an <em>awesome</em> gift&#8230;</p> <div id="attachment_11889" style="width: 595px" class="wp-caption alignnone"><a href="https://www.moma.org/explore/inside_out/inside_out/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/PPLCSilvernew.p1.jpg"><img class="size-full wp-image-11889" src="https://www.moma.org/explore/inside_out/inside_out/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/PPLCSilvernew.p1.jpg" alt="" width="585" height="355" srcset="https://moma.org/wp/inside_out/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/PPLCSilvernew.p1.jpg 585w, https://moma.org/wp/inside_out/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/PPLCSilvernew.p1-300x182.jpg 300w" sizes="(max-width: 585px) 100vw, 585px" /></a><p class="wp-caption-text">Here&#39;s the cover of our Counter Space book, which was beautifully designed by Triboro. Check it out!</p></div> <div class="clear"></div> </div> <!--googleoff: index--> <p class="sub-nav"> <span class="blog-tags featured-tags"> Tags: <span class="all-tags"> <a href="/explore/inside_out/tag/counter-space-design-and-the-modern-kitchen" title="Posts tagged Counter Space: Design and the Modern Kitchen (20)">Counter Space: Design and the Modern Kitchen</a>, <a href="/explore/inside_out/tag/juliet-kinchin" title="Posts tagged Juliet Kinchin (5)">Juliet Kinchin</a>, <a href="/explore/inside_out/tag/kitchen-design" title="Posts tagged kitchen design (3)">kitchen design</a>, <a href="/explore/inside_out/tag/lynn-bound" title="Posts tagged Lynn Bound (1)">Lynn Bound</a>, <a href="/explore/inside_out/tag/michael-romano" title="Posts tagged Michael Romano (1)">Michael Romano</a> </span> <span class="featured-tags"> <a href="/explore/inside_out/tag/counter-space-design-and-the-modern-kitchen" title="Posts tagged Counter Space: Design and the Modern Kitchen (20)">Counter Space: Design and the Modern Kitchen</a>, <a href="/explore/inside_out/tag/juliet-kinchin" title="Posts tagged Juliet Kinchin (5)">Juliet Kinchin</a>, <a href="/explore/inside_out/tag/kitchen-design" title="Posts tagged kitchen design (3)">kitchen design</a> </span> <small><a href="#" class="show-all-tags">More</a></small> </span> </p> <div id="comments"> <a name="comments"></a> <h2 class="comments">Comments</h2> <div id="comment21558" class="comment first-comment"> <a name="comment21558"></a> <div class="date"><a href="#comment21558"><small>February 15, 2011, 10:21 p.m.</small></a></div> <p>It is wonderfully refreshing to find a large audience responding positively to thoughtful design that is practical as well as attractive. &#8220;Form follows function&#8221; has been resurrected, and let&#8217;s hope it will be appreciated once again as it should be. 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