When it comes to midcentury houses, how well the design has been maintained, restored, or updated is always a point of fervent discussion. In honor of Thanksgiving, during which copious amounts of food will be consumed, we're focusing the ogling and debate on midcentury kitchens. As the part of the home that's steeped in tradition yet demands up-to-date amenities, the kitchen often strikes an intriguing balance between authenticity and a contemporary sway. Here now, 20 rad kitchens that range from those deserving total time-capsule status to those thoroughly remodeled for modern living.
The Wildhomes for Wildlife project celebrates the opening of Ikea’s "most sustainable store."
The slender chair marries understated warmth and industrial know-how, like so many Danish-designed chairs that came before it.
The postmodern house, recently denied historic status by the Pittsburgh City Council, is now threatened by new owners’ demolition plans.
The table’s powerful graphics system make it ideal for viewing high-detail city maps and architectural renders.