Cultural meditations on kitchen design, in an elegantly produced volume
Summarizing contemporary discourses on the kitchen from the realms of sociology, design and gastrosophy, Essays on Kitchens features six kitchens designed by the German-Austrian design studio chmara.rosinke. The project examines different facets of the kitchen: its performative and representational functions and its social and societal role, as well as craft and design aspects. The volume explores how these norms and expectations have developed in public, gastronomic and private settings, and how the kitchen has made its mark on cultural history.These meditations on kitchens and their place in our culture are housed in a handsome volume with a printed mylar cover representing one of chmara.rosinke's simple functional kitchens. Inside, beautiful color photographs show chmara.rosinke's innovative designs in use, assembled and unassembled.