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Midcentury, Raymond Loewy, Industrial, American Kitchen, Franke 1950s


Early production American Kitchen, designed by the famous Industrial Designer Raymond Loewy! This original metal piece was a revolutionary one back in the days, because of it's streamlined, modular and typical 'Loewy' design. It remains in good/fair condition and was partly painted Blue by it's former owners. Nowadays these kitchens can be fully restored and brushed in every color you like. The sink is imprinted 'American Kitchens', 'Franke'. Image 2 shows this kitchen in the environment it was placed decades ago. The American kitchen is a highly desirable Collectors Item and was exhibited as a Design and Art Object by the Amsterdam Stedelijk Museum. 'A Raymond Loewy Design is not for the philosophy, It is for life' -Philippe Starck. The press referred to Loewy as The Man Who Shaped America, The Father of Streamlining and The Father of Industrial Design! This kitchen consists: - 1 Kitchen Block with double sink and Kitchen back plate. Dimensions: L168xD63,5xH89/102 cm (without and with sink part). - 4 Double door Wall Pieces/Storage cabinets with shelves and Original (removable) Vinyl. L76.5 x D34 x H76.5 cm - 1 double door ground piece with the same typical handles as the kitchen block. L94 x D34 x H76.5 cm. - 1 Small Wall piece/storage cabinet, not painted, Original color. L61 x D34 x H46 cm. - 6 pieces mounting material. The Black part/shelf on top of the standing cabinet at image 2, is not included. Raymond Loewy (November 5, 1893 - July 14, 1986). A French born American Industrial Designer who achieved fame for the magnitude of his design efforts across a variety of industries. He was recognized for this by Time magazine and featured on it's cover on October 31, 1949. He spent most of his professional career in the United States, becoming a natural citizen in 1938. Notable Work: - Coca-Cola fountain dispenser - Concorde Interiors - Greyhound Stenicruiser Bus and Logo - JFK Postage Stamp - Lucky Strike Package - NASA Interiors for Skylab and Apollo Programs - Logos for Exxon, Shell, BP International - Rosenthal China 2000 series. and many more...


  • Creator
    Raymond Loewy (Designer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 40.16 in. (102 cm)Width: 66.15 in. (168 cm)Depth: 24.81 in. (63 cm)
  • Sold As
    Set of 7
  • Style
    Industrial (In the Style Of)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1955
  • Condition
    Refinished. Wear consistent with age and use. Some rust, scratches, dents and Blue paint. Overall wear.
  • Seller Location
    Schagen, NL
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU1807316141361

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    Ships From: Noord Scharwoude, Netherlands
  • Return Policy

    This item cannot be returned.

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