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Montage of photographs and diagrams illustrating good and bad examples of kitchen design, lighting, fittings and fixtures

Goldfinger, Erno (1902-1987)
NOTES: During World War II Erno Goldfinger presented his vision of the reconstruction of a post war Britain in a series of exhibitions mounted for the Army Bureau of Current Affairs (A.B.C.A.). In the 1944 ABCA exhibition entitled 'Planning your kitchen' Goldfinger proposed a blueprint for improved hygiene, equipment, layout and modern design in the domestic kitchen.

Design for a door knocker for Fishmonger's Hall, London Bridge, London: elevations

Goodhart-Rendel, Harry Stuart (1887-1959)
NOTES: Fishmonger's Hall was built for the Worshipful Company of Fishmongers to a design by Henry Roberts (assisted by George Gilbert Scott) in 1831-34. Goodhart-Rendel was responsible for the redecoration of the Hall, including carpets and stained glass, which was executed from 1926 to 1927.

Red studded door with dragon's head, Forbidden City, Beijing

NOTES: The Forbidden City was constructed during the reign of the Yongle Emperor (1406-1424), who moved the capital from Nanjing to Beijing.

American Bar, Karntner Passage, Vienna: entrance detail

Loos, Adolf (1870-1933)
NOTES: The bar was formerly known as the Karntner bar.

Museum installation of Palazzo Abatellis, Palermo, Sicily: a twelfth century door jamb from the Marturano residence in the entrance hall with the fourteenth century statue of St John in the foreground

Scarpa, Carlo (1906-1978)
NOTES: Palazzo Abatellis was built in Catalonian Gothic style between 1490 and 1526 by Matteo Carnelivari. It was a Dominican priory from 1523 until 1943 when the arcade, the portico, the south-west wing, and the western tower were destroyed by a bomb. Carlo Scarpa recuperated the structure to house the Sicilian Regional Gallery in 1953-1954.