Craving for design


October 15, 2012 ─The kitchen has always been the hub of every household and has evolved over time to reflect our culture and needs. The exhibit Craving for Design: Kitchen design from the 18th century to tomorrow at the Stewart Museum explores the origins and design of domestic kitchens in North America from the 18th century on. Form and function, design and use, materials and energy sources are themes visited in this temporary exhibition which is on display until April 14, 2013.

Visitors may be surprised that not much has changed in the kitchen as far as function and layout goes. On the other hand, design materials and energy sources have evolved immensely since the 1930’s in order to adapt the modern kitchen to include attractively designed spaces for our various electrical appliances. Where would we be without our coffee makers, toasters, microwaves and other practical gadgets?

It wouldn’t be a kitchen design exhibit without exploring the history of food. Get a glimpse of what was cooking in the kitchens of yesteryears through the interactive part of the exhibit. Travel in time to the days of New-France when the inhabitants were eating up to two pounds of bread a day! They took “Give us this day our daily bread” seriously.

What else does the modern kitchen have up in its cupboards and in its pantry? What other practical designs and inventions will be in store for us in the kitchens of our future?

Get those answers and ideas that you’ve been craving at Craving for Design!