Patented: History of Inventions


Who invented the Kitchen? It might seem silly to ask that but there is in fact one kitchen that people point to as the mother-of-all-kitchens. It was built in 1926 in the middle of a German housing crisis, by an architect called Margarete Schütte-Lihotzky. It became known simply as the “Frankfurt Kitchen”.

Dallas is joined by S.E. Eisterer, a historian of architecture who has long been fascinated by Schütte-Lihotzky, her kitchens and her life.

For more on this check out:

“Die Frankfurter Küche,” (The Frankfurt Kitchen), 1926; shows the contrast of working in the “old” and in the new “Frankfurter Küche” (Frankfurt Kitchen)

“The Frankfurt Kitchen” by Rotifer;

“Neues Bauen in Frankfurt am Main“ (New Building in Frankfurt), 1928, short documentary; gives a great overview of construction techniques and implementation at the time

Edited by Tom Delargy, Produced by Freddy Chick, Senior Producer is Charlotte Long

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