We inspire the development of Scandinavian furniture design culture.
Today the Museum of Furniture Studies showcases over 1300 design objects.
The museum is based on a private collection of furniture objects, from the late 19th century until today. More than 400 international designers are represented in the collection. In 2017 the museum opened its doors to the public at its Stockholm location. The museum exhibitions were highly appreciated by visitors from over 50 countries. In late 2022 we closed down our physical location and reopened it as a one of the worlds biggest Digital Archive for Design Furniture with the focus on education.
The collection contains over 1000 furniture objects from the 19th century until today.
The Museum of Furniture Studies’ collection currently contains over 1000 design furniture objects. The furniture spans a period from the late 19th century until today. More than 350 Scandinavian and international designers and architects are represented in the collection, containing furniture from over 150 international producers.
The museums’ priority is to inspire architects- design- and crafts students.
The museum aims to inspire an interest in furniture studies. It is aimed primarily at those studying architecture, design and crafts, but everyone with an interest in design is welcome. The collection of Scandinavian and international objects from different periods illustrates the development of functions, materials and techniques. The museum aims to create a platform for the development of tomorrow’s furniture design.
The museum organizes workshops for design colleges. The idea is to give the students a design-historical overview with the opportunity for in-depth study.
Arranging seminars on relevant topics is an important part of the museum’s activities. Speakers with different experiences provide broad perspectives and inspiring ideas.
To stimulate collaborations between design students and furniture manufacturers, the museum organizes network meetings on a regular basis.
The Museum of Furniture Studies highlights the craftsmanship of the furniture industry.
The most prominent global furniture manufacturers are represented in the museum’s collection. Together we constantly analyze and discuss the qualities of furniture, historical and contemporary. In this way, we hope to contribute to a positive development of furniture design, technically and aesthetically.
The museum was founded by architects Kersti Sandin and Lars Bülow.
The Museum of Furniture Studies was founded in 2017 by Swedish architects and designers Kersti Sandin and Lars Bülow. With over 40 years of experience from different areas of the world of design, industry and academy, they decided to share their vast private furniture collection with a design-oriented public. The main mission of the museum is to inspire and educate students and young professionals in the field of architecture, design and crafts. The vision is to enhance the development of Scandinavian interior architecture and furniture design through exhibitions, seminars, lectures and workshops. To help bridge the gap between academy and business.
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