Many of us consider a bedroom to be the heart of the home still many of us suffer from nausea lack of sleep. Frankly speaking, the kitchen is always referred to be the main place of every home. And right below it is shown how history has influenced kitchen design over the years.
Brief Guide from 1900s till 1990s
The early 1900s: Women were responsible for keeping the production lines in the factories ticking over. For this reason Margarete Schutte-Lihotzky’s compact, streamlined Frankfurt Kitchen was designed so that women would spend as little time as possible in the kitchen and more time working in the factories.
The 1950s: After the end of the Second World War, aesthetics emerged as a major theme in design. Kitchens were characterized by layers of French polish, abundant storage space and generous work surfaces, while kitchen appliances became must-have accessories as the limits of design were continually being redefined. Women returned from the factories and became homemakers again.
The 1960s: The space age loomed large during this decade, and this era will always be remembered for its futuristic designs.
The 1970s: Everything was made of wood.
The 1980s: The world woke up to technology and kitchens were not excluded from the trend towards all things hi-tech. Cooking became a social activity again and the kitchen was transformed into an entertainment area as it also became a status symbol.
The 1990s: Technology and aesthetics took on equal importance and the kitchen assumed its place at the heart of the home. Atmospheric lighting, aesthetic design, sound ergonomics, and fully integrated technology became the hallmarks of homes that ran smoothly.
2000 to the present: The kitchen remains very much at the heart of the home as the trends of the 1990s evolved into designer kitchens that make strong aesthetic statements.