The Evolution and Adaptation of the Kitchen – NKBA


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The Evolution and Adaptation of the Kitchen


December 13, 2023


Ashley Keating , Designer and Showroom Manager , Poggenpohl Studio – Dallas, Texas

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What You Will Learn

The modern kitchen is a staple in our everyday lives, but was it always at the forefront of the design decisions for a home? Learn about the evolution of the kitchen from ancient civilizations to today’s kitchen. How did the kitchen operate in Ancient Roman homes, Native American villages, French chateaus, and other communities throughout time? This course will uncover why certain principles and disciplines exist in kitchen design and provide you an understanding of how historical events can shape how we use our homes.

Additionally, we’ll learn how societal, industrial, and technological advances regularly impact design. Discover iconic kitchens throughout history and identify game changers in kitchen ideology that affect the way we design and use our kitchens today. Reflect on the impact of famous kitchens and homes from the big screen and popular TV shows on modern trends and inspiration. We’ll also look at the innovations in the materials and products used in kitchens that have shaped kitchen design. Use what you’ve learned to imagine how kitchens and homes of tomorrow will look and feel and how to provide kitchens for your clients that are ahead of their time and timeless.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand how history has shaped the function and design of the kitchen.
  • Utilize and understand the origin story of key design principles.
  • Learn how to determine which innovations and advancements will leave long-lasting imprint in kitchen design.
Featured Presenter
Ashley Keating

Ashley is the designer and showroom manager at the Poggenpohl studio in Dallas, Texas.  She has been designing kitchens and baths for nearly 20 years, and her work has been seen in Kitchen & Bath Design News, D Home, Modern Luxury Interiors, and Luxe Magazine.

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