Die Frankfurter Küche (1927) - Kurz-Dokumentarfilm

Production company
Humboldt-Film GmbH (Berlin)
DFF - Deutsches Filminstitut & Filmmuseum

Presentation of the "Frankfurt Kitchen" designed by the Viennese architect Margarete Schütte-Lihotzky that demonstrates the advantages compared to conventional kitchens. In the smallest of spaces, this kitchen features all the functionalities of a "normal" kitchen, but saves legwork for the housewife. In 1925, the city of Frankfurt approved a social housing programme conceived by city council Ernst May which lead to the construction of 12,000 dwelling units. The settlements were developed on large connected plots in suburbs like Praunheim, Westhausen or Niederrad and constructed with prefabricated building parts. The building department commissioned a series of shorts like this one.