Design is one of the main features of MAK. The museum shows furniture, glass, china, silver, and textile from the Middle Ages to the present day. Precious crafts from the Wiener Werkstätte, bentwood furniture by Thonet and art nouveau highlights such as the gilded design of Gustav Klimt for the frieze of the Stoclet Palais in Brussels.
Bentwood chairs by Thonet are still used in Viennese coffeehouses, and armchairs from the Middle Ages to the present day look absolutely inviting. Biedermeier sofas surprise with pink, green, yellow, or red colors, because the Biedermeier style, with its simple and clear shapes, is considered the cradle of design.
Glass, china, silver, and textiles of highest quality and in unusual designs were produced at the Wiener Werkstätte, which was founded in 1904 by Josef Hoffmann and Koloman Moser. A hammered silver service by Hoffmann or a black and white vase will thrill not only lovers of art nouveau.
Architecture models by Coop Himmelb(l)au, Frank O. Gehry, Lebbeus Woods, Zaha Hadid, and others offer insights into spectacular contemporary architecture. And the Frankfurt Kitchen of 1926 designed by Margarete Schütte-Lihotzky for municipal housing has become legendary.
Contemporary art by Donald Judd, James Turrell, Gorden Matta-Clark, and others as well as 12 sofas by Franz West represent the artistic world of today.Young and unusal designs to take with you can be found at the MAK Design Shop, and you can find culinary delights at the Österreicher Restaurant at MAK.
MAK - Austrian Museum for Applied Art / Contemporary Art
1., Stubenring 5
Underground: U3, streetcar 2, bus 74A: Stubentor
Vienna-Card Euro 6,30 instead of 7,90
Visit also the MAK Design Shop where you receive a surprise present with your purchase of 15,00 Euros or more.
Tuesday 10.00 am - midnight
Wednesday - Sunday: 10.00 am till 6.00 pm
Saturday: free admission