Opened in 1877, the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg (MK&G) is one of Europe's leading museums of design and one of the most popular houses in Hamburg.
The MK&G's collection ranges from antiquity to contemporary innovations and encompasses the European, East Asian and Islamic cultural areas. Among them are spectacular highlights such as the Mirror Canteen (1969) by Danish designer Verner Panton, the Art Nouveau ensemble "Pariser Saal" (around 1900) or the installation "Shylight" by the artist duo DRIFT (2006).
Numerous exhibitions, events and projects open the view on social development and question the design of the world. In addition to aesthetic and entertaining themes, the focus is increasingly on socio-political issues revolving around the environment, sustainability and speculative visions of the future.
Visitors are welcomed in one of the most beautiful foyers - designed by the Hamburg design studio Studio Besau-Marguerre. The open space, which is accessible free of charge, invites visitors to linger, read, work and discuss.