MoMA Exhibition About the Modern Kitchen Opens

September 27, 2010

"Counter Space: Design and the Modern Kitchen," a new exhibition sponsored by Silestone has opened at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York. The exhibition, which looks at architectural modernism through the 20th century transformation of the kitchen will be on display until March 14, 2011.

“We are honored to sponsor this incredible exhibition and to partner for the first time with The Museum of Modern Art,” said Lorenzo Marquez, VP of marketing for Cosentino North America. “The Silestone brand is synonymous with the sophisticated modern-day kitchen and shares a deep appreciation for the important, ever-changing role of this room in the home. The evolution over the decades is truly impressive. We hope that Counter Space inspires visitors to consider kitchen design and its significance in a whole new light.”

The exhibition will explore how from the 1920s, fitted kitchens communicated concepts of “contemporary” design. Previously hidden from view in a basement or annex, the kitchen became a platform of modern thinking in the domestic sphere, a testing ground for the application of new materials and technology. These “counter spaces” have articulated and, at times, challenged our relationship to the food we eat, our attitudes to the domestic role of women, to family life, consumerism, and political ideology.

"As our business continues to grow in North America, it's imperative to support architects and designers, and share an appreciation for our industry," said Marquez. "This educational exhibit provides a retrospective of kitchen design over the decades and prompts us to consider an exciting future of endless design possibilities."

For those who can’t make the show, check out the Counter Space website.

Pictured: Juliet Kinchin, Curator in the Department of Architecture and Design, MoMA and Lorenzo Marquez, Vice President of Marketing for Cosentino North America.



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