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Development of Kitchen and Kitchen Furniture


The kitchen is one of the most important functional areas in the house (home). In “primitive” societies, there was no concept of a kitchen. The design of the dwelling changed in ancient times, then there was a kitchen area. Over the years, the kitchen area has changed in location, shape and equipment. At the end of the 20th century, the kitchen made a big leap in development. Over the years, the kitchen was given the status of a utility room, and then women made a great contribution to the development of the organization of the kitchen area and furniture. As part of this study, the following kitchens and artifacts have been reviewed; the kitchen of king at Hampton Palace, French Provincial kitchen, kitchen Catharine Beecher, kitchen Christine Frederick, Kitchen Lillian Gilbert “mobile” furniture, Margarete Schütte-Lihotzky “Frankfurt Kitchen”. In the beginning of ergonomics, designs were made it easier to work in the kitchen, and later on in the further developments, kitchens became colourful interiors/spaces and with the advent of new materials, there was a revolution in kitchen designs. Several different materials have been used over the years such as stone, steel, plastic, rubber and aluminium. After that, designers began experimenting more with materials,
paints and new technologies.

French provincial kitchen; now displayed in the Musée Fragonard, Grasse, France (Pile & Gura, 2005).


Yazgül Ceylan
(Student in Faculty of Design; submitted to
Research Methods and Discourses)

Prof. Dr. Haşim Altan and Prof. Dr. Marko Kiessel

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