The “Architecture and Interior Design” area of the collection includes furniture and items of interior decoration as well as parts of buildings and models. It offers an impression of life in Germany from 1945 to the present. It also reflects preferences for specific building and interior styles down through the decades and thus shows what sort of a living, work and leisure time setting people wanted.
This collection area includes models of buildings, rooms and vehicles, not to mention of industrial and technical plants, stage sets and film sets. The focus is on models of buildings that played a key role in political history or are representative examples of everyday built culture. Special relevance is accorded to models of edifices that are important in architectural history.
This collection area includes parts of buildings that reference contemporary German history as well as street furniture. The focus is on buildings that played an important part in political history, buildings that helped define architectural history, and also examples of everyday culture to the extent that this reflected in parts of buildings or street furniture.
This collection includes seats, tables and cupboards as well as wallpaper, luminaires or parts of film sets. The focus is on interior furnishings that say something about political history and are linked to a special historical event or person, such as Federal Chancellor Konrad Adenauer’s desk chair. The collection also features functional furniture that reflects some typical aspect of everyday culture.