A house for art, fashion and design – Kunstgewerbemuseum
After extensive renovation work, the Museum of Decorative Arts at the Kulturforum has been presenting itself in a new guise since 22 November 2014. The building, designed by Rolf Gutbrod in 1966 in the spirit of post-war modernism, was extensively redesigned by the architectural firm Kuehn Malvezzi. The foyer and staircase now appear clearly structured with white fixtures. The cash desk, information desk and cloakroom are arranged as cubic fixtures and stand back in the room due to their reduced formal language. The staircase is unified by the generous sheathing of the horizontal stair elements and at the same time its sculptural character is emphasised.
Image caption: 1960s dresses by Jean Patou, Christóbal Balenciaga and Jean Dessès in the Fashion Gallery of the Museum of Decorative Arts © Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Kunstgewerbemuseum / Achim Kleuker.