Frankfurt Kitchen (left) Grete Schütte-Lihotzky (seated) with colleagues from the Frankfurt Municipal Building Department (c. 1928)
In 1926, the Austrian architect Margarete Schütte-Lihotzky designed the Frankfurt Kitchen for the Römerstadt housing project in Frankfurt. Explaining the need to adapt Taylorist principles to the domestic sphere, Schütte-Lihotzky wrote: "The problem of rationalizing the housewife's work is equally important to all classes of the society. Both middle-class women, who often work without any help in their homes, and working-class women, who often have to work in other jobs, are overworked to the point that their stress is bound to have serious consequences for public health at large." Margarete Schütte-Lihotzky, quoted in Das neue Frankfurt 5, 1926-27.