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Design proposal for a 'New Outlines' kitchen for Hygena

  • Object:

    Architectural design

  • Place of origin:

    London (Made)

  • Date:

    1974 (Made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Fejér, George, born 1912 - died 1996 (Designer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pencil, pen and ink, transferred lettering and toning on tracing paper

  • Museum number:

    E.789-1997

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level F, case EDUC, shelf 10G

This is one of George Fejér’s plans that did go towards a produced kitchen. Fejér had been constantly developing new ideas for kitchens throughout the 1950s and 1960s, and this design clearly shows how they had changed. He made this drawing while working for Hygena in Liverpool, a company which had been involved in manufacturing kitchen cabinets from the 1920s and was well-established in the kitchen market during the 1970s and 1980s.

By the time this design was made the basic form of kitchens had been established, with long continuous surfaces over matching fitted cupboards and cookers. The design emphasis shifted to style and, as inscribed on the sheet, the attention in 1974 was on the outlines with ‘softened contours’.

Physical description

Pencil, pen and ink, transferred lettering and toning on tracing paper

Place of Origin

London (Made)

Date

1974 (Made)

Artist/maker

Fejér, George, born 1912 - died 1996 (Designer)

Materials and Techniques

Pencil, pen and ink, transferred lettering and toning on tracing paper

Marks and inscriptions

New Outlines
Bottom, centre of sheet in ink

A to J Half full size sections
George Fejer Design Studios
68 Murray Road
& 94a The High Street [crossed out]
Wimbledon SW19
Bottom right corner of sheet, in ink

Dimensions

Height: 296 mm, Width: 421 mm

Descriptive line

Design for a kitchen by Fejer

Production Note

Reason For Production: Commission

Materials

Pencil; Pen and ink; Tracing paper; Paper

Subjects depicted

Cabinets; Drawers

Categories

Architectural fittings; Designs; Drawings; Interiors

Production Type

Design

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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