5 Works That Won’t Be in MoMA’s Kitchen Design Show (But Should)

06/29/2010 12:35 PM |

Yesterday, MoMA announced a totally nerdy and awesome design exhibition titled Counter Space: Design and the Modern Kitchen that’ll be opening September 15. The show will draw from the Modern’s extensive twentieth century design collection, centered around a recently acquired complete “Frankfurt Kitchen” designed by the architect Grete Schutte-Lihotzky in 1926—27, one of the earliest such interiors created by a female architect. Though the show purports to “[explore] the twentieth-century transformation of the kitchen,” due to the unfortunately small space reserved for design shows in the MoMA temple, you can be sure some major steps in that transformation will be missing (also possibly because the museum never acquired them). Here, then, are five essential works that will, I’m fairly certain, not be included in Counter Space

Lino Sabattini’s Tea and Coffee Service (1957)

Lino Sabattini tea and coffee set

Frank Gehry’s Pito Teakettle (1992)

Frank Gehry kettle

Philippe Starck’s Alessi Juicy Salif Citrus-Squeezer (1990)

Philippe Starck Juicer

Ron Arad’s Infinity wine racks (1999)

Arad Infinity

Zaha Hadid’s Tea & Coffee Set (1996-97)

Zaha Hadid tea and coffee set