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Gopnik's Daily Pic: Braun's kitchen icon

By Blake Gopnik

The latest feed from my morning musings about art and objects at

(Courtesy the Museum of Modern Art)

Daily Pic: The "Multipurpose Kitchen Machine" designed by Braun in 1957, set up in blender mode. This Transformer can also become a mixer, a meat grinder and a coffee and spice mill. I know, because I still use the one my mother owned for decades before me - and still get pleasure from it every time I take it out. How many small appliances can you say that about? How many could last this long?

The machine is on display in a show at MoMA called "Counter Space: Design and the Modern Kitchen" that I noted in today's Food section of the Post.

By Blake Gopnik  | October 27, 2010; 9:00 AM ET
Categories:  Blake Gopnik, Design  | Tags:  Daily Pic  
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