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.