Opening hours: Wednesdays from 12.00 to 7.00 pm (last admission at 6 pm)
The aim of the museum is to inspire an interest in the study of furniture. It is targeted mainly at those studying design, architecture and crafts, but will also be of interest to professionals working in these fields and to anyone with a general interest in design.
The items are displayed on shelving in the warehouse in chronological order. The collection reflects developments in form, function, aesthetics, techniques, materials and society and mainly comprises original designs that are characteristic of their time. Pieces are displayed in their original condition, retaining the signs of wear and tear that bear witness to their usage.
A permanent exhibition features a selection of Sandin and Bülow’s own furniture designs produced while acting as designers and architects from 1980 to 2005: these are pieces mainly intended for use in public spaces and which have won awards and been selected for other museum collections.
The gallery houses various specialist exhibitions that address issues relating to the contents of the collection – for example focusing on a particular material or technique, or a selected era, or a special exhibition on the work and creative process of a particular designer. The museum will provide seminars and workshops offering opportunities to define and discuss quality and aesthetics from various angles. The gallery is spacious enough to accommodate large groups, and there is a smaller space alongside for film screenings.
Current & past exibitions
The gallery, within the museum, houses various specialist exhibitions that address issues relating to the contents of the collection – focusing on a particular material or technique, or a selected era, or a special exhibition on the work and creative process of a particular designer. The museum will provide seminars and workshops offering opportunities to define and discuss quality and aesthetics from various angles.
1980s - A new era in furniture design
(5 February - 25 September 2019)
1980s, a new era in international and nordic furniture design. The museum highlights the breakthrough of postmodernism and its impact on furniture design, both internationally and within the Nordic region.
Braided & Laced
(27 September - 16 December 2018)
This themed exhibition at the Museum of Furniture Studies shows how braiding and lacing techniques have been used in furniture design and production from the late 19th century until today.
Déjà vu- design themes over the ages
(6 February - 12 September 2018)
Starting at Stockholm Design Week, the Museum of Furniture Studies will be highlighting items in its collection that show how interesting features and design themes recur over the years.