Margarete Schütte-Lihotzky was the first woman who studied at the Kunstgewerbeschule (today University of Applied Arts Vienna). In 1926 she was also the person who designed the first prototype of the built-in kitchen, ‘The Frankfurter Küche’ or ‘Frankfurt Kitchen.’
This elegant and blue version of the Frankfurt Kitchen is on display at the Badisches Landesmuseum in Karlsruhe.
When people in Austria talk about Margarete Schütte-Lihotzky they call her the first female architect of Austria. Please, watch Robert Rotifer’s tribute to Margerete Schütte-Lihotzky in music video format here. He is telling you everything you need and even mentions the lightweight aluminum drawers.
Today it is hard to get a nice kitchen. Schütte-Lithosky’s aesthetics are classy and the blue is just perfect. Why don’t the kitchen manufactures take an example of this woman’s work!