April 2007 / December 2006
During the 1960s, rational design started becoming more restrained and straightforward. Over the next few decades, these principles became a firmly entrenched stylistic trend: shapes were reduced to their purest geometry and any lines that were not strictly functional were gradually cast aside. In the kitchen, surfaces became flat and perfectly flush with fitted units, drawing attention to materials, the most popular being steel.
Photo: Convivium kitchen, design Antonio Citterio for Arclinea