Faster, better, more beautiful

A streamlined kitchen

5 July 2023
Wind force 10

After World War I, the municipal in Frankfurt, Germany, embarked on an ambitious project. Many residents were in need and in the second half of the 1920s, the city built more than 10,000 houses. The project was impressive in many ways, but one room in these new houses was the most influential: the streamlined kitchen designed by architect Margarete Schütte-Lihotzky.

This English-language episode of 99% Invisible tells the story of the creation of the so-called Frankfurt Kitchen and also covers the extraordinary life of Margarete Schütte-Lihotzky.