Flickr Find: Super Efficient Storage in a Mumbai Kitchen

(Image credit: Apartment Therapy)

We were immediately drawn in by this photo when we saw it. The caption says it’s called mandhani, a steel shelving system you’d see in most working class kitchens in Mumbai…

An Internet search didn’t turn up any more information on this type of storage. Does anyone know if this is typical in Indian kitchens?

We just love the simplicity of the shelving and the efficiency of having everything within arm’s reach. It kind of reminds us of IKEA’s Grundtal series, which is very similar (see a photo from our Holiday Giveaway last month). The photo caption also notes that during the Hindu holiday Diwali, the entire system is taken down and scrubbed clean. Sort of a good reminder for the rest of us who let our kitchen cabinets get grimy over time.

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(Image: Flickr member Deepa, licensed under Creative Commons)