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Kitchen Aprons

A Dash of Vintage, a Pinch of Chic

Kitchen aprons typically conjure up images of Bree Van de Kamp and Sunday roasts, but these funky aprons from Funktion aren’t nearly so prim and proper. They look so good you may not want to take them off when company arrives — and they just might inspire you to do some “al fresco” cooking, if you’re feeling adventurous.

The printed fabrics create a patchwork of colors with an eclectic, shabby chic vibe. Creator Tara Lynch ran a home furnishings store but wanted something stylish to wear in the kitchen. She began
working with her college roommate, Raquel Rothermund. The two put their heads together to come up with a collection of signature designs.

The names of the Funktion aprons celebrate their vintage inspirations — Hazel, Celia, Adeline and Scarlet — but there’s nothing dated about these hip, sassy, and wonderfully vibrant aprons.

— Cara
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  • Tara
    Tara

    After deciding that I was on the wrong career path, I took a trip to Bali and was inspired to open my own store! In that first year, I created the original version of the Funktion apron. I added the layers because truth is, I am a messy cook and I thought it hid the mess better. My husband (Dave) helped me to start the business and we have since had a baby girl (Sierra). Once it got off the ground we continued adding stuff that I personally wanted. That is kinda how we work, what do I want ?….ok, let’s make it! Hopefully other people will want it too! I hope you love my aprons! Let me know if you have any questions.

  • joanne
    joanne – Grommet Team
    4/7/2010 12:31 PM

    When we came across Funktion I thought this is an apron worthy of gifting. A terrific idea for Mother's Day.

  • Tori
    Tori – Grommet Team
    4/7/2010 2:57 PM

    Tara, I love that your designs are playful yet still classy. Wonderful selection- something for every hostess!

  • Wendy
    Wendy – Grommet Team
    4/7/2010 3:33 PM

    Hi there -- I truly enjoyed learning about funktion and these sweet aprons. You can hang these on a hook in your kitchen to enjoy them every day (even when you are not cooking).

  • Sara
    Sara – Grommet Team
    4/7/2010 3:35 PM

    I am tired of my plain old aprons! Let's jazz it up ladies! These are awesome!

  • Debbie
    Debbie
    4/7/2010 5:12 PM

    I love, love, love your aprons!!!!

    I can't get enough of Funktion.

    Even my husband Dave likes to see me wear them.

    Great job Tara :)

  • Elizabeth
    Elizabeth
    4/7/2010 9:28 PM

    I would Love a sun dress that looks just like the aprons!

  • Tara
    Tara – Special Guest
    4/7/2010 10:34 PM

    We try to make an apron for everyone's personality, hence all the different apron names

  • Terri
    Terri
    4/8/2010 8:53 AM

    I love this apron ... It's almost art work for your kitchen and "functional" as well. Great Idea!

  • lan
    lan
    4/14/2010 3:28 PM

    this apron looks so cute. I would rather keep it for myself, to be honest... lol

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    4/14/2010 4:03 PM

    @Ian - agreed! There are some things you must give to yourself first!

  • Laura
    Laura
    7/28/2010 2:42 PM

    So cute.. I love aprons and would love one of these!!!!

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    7/28/2010 2:59 PM

    @Laura - they really are fun!

  • carol savery
    carol savery
    8/18/2010 2:53 PM

    These are very cute but I have been looking forever for an apron which covers my sleeves too. Any chance that one could be in the making?

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    8/18/2010 4:18 PM

    @Carol - I will forward your suggestion! It sounds like a great idea for a new style.

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