From 07.11.2024

Kitchen Culture

From the first fitted kitchen to the individually configured kitchen
Le Corbusier, Charlotte Perriand, André Wogenscky, Atelier Le Corbusier Type 1″, Unité d´habitation in Marseille (1946-52)
Photo: Neues Museum, Annette Kradisch

About the Exhibition

It is almost 100 years from the first fitted kitchen to the individually configured kitchen of today. A long time in which designers have repeatedly developed new solutions and thus responded to the changes in society and our everyday lives. The spectrum ranges from the simple cooking cell to the kitchen as communicative center of the living area.

The design milestones of kitchen history are presented from the Neue Sammlung’s extensive holdings: Grete Schütte-Lihotzky’s Frankfurt kitchen marks the beginning, followed by developments at the Bauhaus and the postwar period, Le Corbusier’s kitchen for the Unité d’habitation in Marseille or Arne Jacobsen’s Interbau kitchen in Berlin. Stefan Wewerka’s Kitchen Tree or Herbert H. Schultes’ Workbench stand for new approaches, which, together with J-Gast’s Kitchen, reach into our immediate present and convey a picture of the diversity of today’s requirements, new ideas and design concepts.

In view of the 100th anniversary, Die Neue Sammlung is setting new thematic priorities in its rooms.

Exhibitiondesign: OHA (Sami Ayadi, Jan Heinzelmann)

Plan a visit


Barer Straße 40, 80333 Munich

Opening hours:

Daily 10:00 – 18:00

Monday closed

Thursday 10:00 – 20:00


Curated by:

Xenia Riemann-Tyroller, Josef Straßer

Sponsored by:

PIN. Freunde der Pinakothek der Moderne e.V.

Das Logo von PIN. Die Großbuchstaben sind schwarz und groß. Rechts von dem Schriftzug steht Freunde der Pinakothek der Moderne e.V. in grauen Großbuchstaben.