Swedish Modern kitchen in Slovenian homes
Thursday, November 19, 2015 | 5 pm – 6 pm | National Gallery Ljubljana - Blue Room, Slovenia
Martina Malešič, Swedish Modern Kitchen in Slovenian Homes: Modern "Laboratory" Kitchen in the Context of Scandinavian Influences on Slovenian Housing Culture after WWII
Slovenia got its first serial produced modern kitchen as late as in 1954, when architect Branka Tancig developed a model kitchen based on Swedish design and standards. In Scandinavia, especially in Sweden the kitchen space was a subject of thorough surveys, on a basis of which kitchen elements and standards were established. The new kitchen layout was of crucial importance for Slovenian furniture industry, for the floor plan design of new flats and for the implementation of different dwelling habits.
The lecture by Martina Malešič is the first in a series of public lectures organized by Slovene Art History Society in November and December 2015.