Exterior View, Museum of Applied Arts

Museum of Applied Arts

About the Museum


Interior View, Museum of Applied Arts (MAK)
© MAK/Katrin Wißkirchen, Photo: © MAK/Katrin Wißkirchen

Interior View, Museum of Applied Arts (MAK)

Exterior View, Museum of Applied Arts
© Gerald Zugmann/MAK

Exterior View, Museum of Applied Arts

Interior View, Museum of Applied Arts (MAK)
© MAK/Katrin Wißkirchen, Photo: © MAK/Katrin Wißkirchen

Interior View, Museum of Applied Arts (MAK)

Interior View, Museum of Applied Arts (MAK)
© Gerald Zugmann/MAK

Interior View, Museum of Applied Arts (MAK)

The Museum of Applied Arts in Vienna, commonly known as MAK, has an international reputation as one of the world’s leading design museums. Its exhibitions bring together examples of design, architecture and contemporary art within the grand surroundings of Heinrich von Ferstel’s neoclassical building on Vienna’s famous Ringstrasse. The museum’s permanent collection includes furniture, glassware, chinaware, silver, and textiles dating from the Middle Ages to the present day. Particular highlights include the bentwood chairs of Michael Thonet, which have come to characterise Vienna’s renowned coffeehouses, and Gustav Klimt’s Fulfilment, a cartoon for the mosaic frieze of the dining hall of Stoclet House, Vienna.

Collection Highlights


[17] Hoffmann, Teeservice.jpg

Josef Hoffmann

Tea Set, Vienna, 1903. Manufacturer: Wiener Werkstätte (Konrad Koch)
[16] Moser, Schreibschrank.jpg

Koloman Moser

Writing Cabinet for Berta Waerndorfer, Vienna, 1903. Manufacturer: Wiener Werkstätte
[14] Peche, Salonschrank.jpg

Dagobert Peche

Salon Cabinet for a Reception Salon, Presented at the 45th Secession Exhibition, 1913, Vienna. Manufacturer: Jakob Soulek
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Otto Wagner

Table for the Telegram Office of De Zeit, Vienna
[26] Klimt, Entwurfszeichnung, Palais Stoclet, Erfüllung.jpg

Gustav Klimt

Fulfilment (Cartoon for Mosaic Frieze of the Dining Hall of Stoclet House, Vienna)
Museum of Applied Arts: Collection Highlights
[17] Hoffmann, Teeservice.jpg
© MAK/Georg Mayer, Georg Mayer +43676 6123 954

Josef Hoffmann

Tea Set, Vienna, 1903. Manufacturer: Wiener Werkstätte (Konrad Koch), 1903
[16] Moser, Schreibschrank.jpg
© Gerald Zugmann/MAK, Foto: © Gerald Zugmann/MAK

Koloman Moser

Writing Cabinet for Berta Waerndorfer, Vienna, 1903. Manufacturer: Wiener Werkstätte, 1903
[14] Peche, Salonschrank.jpg
© MAK/Georg Mayer, Georg Mayer +43676 6123 954

Dagobert Peche

Salon Cabinet for a Reception Salon, Presented at the 45th Secession Exhibition, 1913, Vienna. Manufacturer: Jakob Soulek, 1913
[09] Wagner, Tisch.jpg
© MAK/Nathan Murrell, Nathan Murrell

Otto Wagner

Table for the Telegram Office of De Zeit, Vienna , 1902
[26] Klimt, Entwurfszeichnung, Palais Stoclet, Erfüllung.jpg
© Georg Mayer-MAK, Georg Mayer/repro@mak.at

Gustav Klimt

Fulfilment (Cartoon for Mosaic Frieze of the Dining Hall of Stoclet House, Vienna), 1910-1911

Exhibitions


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100 BEST POSTERS 16. Germany Austria Switzerland

18 Oct 2017 - 15 Feb 2018
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THOMAS BAYRLE: If It’s Too Long—Make It Longer

25 Oct 2017 - 2 Apr 2018
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AESTHETICS OF CHANGE: 150 Years of the University of Applied Arts Vienna

15 Dec 2017 - 22 Apr 2018
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