I can guess at the logic behind the quorum of 369 members; there's no chance of a tie should the designers have to vote on whether to include the mirror or the swinging stool on the final list of features for this 1925 cabinet. But just who were these women? High-school home economics teachers? Housewives? FOBs [Friends of Boone]? Assembly-line workers at the Campbell-Smith-Ritchie Company? Anonymous ninety years after the fact, they deserve our belated thanks for recognizing the critical importance of the built-in coffee mill.
Leslie Clagett is a seasoned yet passionate observer of the international kitchen
and bath industries, and the founder of KBCULTURE.com. An editor at publications ranging from Arts +
Architecture to Kitchens & Baths, she is also the author of The New
City Home [The Taunton Press], among other books. Leslie has a
tremendous respect for quality design and the people who labor in its
pursuit; her discerning eye has been known to get a little misty in the
presence of true beauty.