The Design Depot
The Design Depot tells about the development of ceramics throughout history. It is also a place for studying the design process.
The exhibits depict materials, manufacturing and trends through more than 1200 items, from the 18th century to the very latest. Here, we also see how society’s changing needs and desires affect, and are influenced by, design and material development.
Inspiration from China, Swedish Art Nouveau, Swedish Grace, Pop and Print, The Figurine Returns and Our Age Annotated are som of the themes dealt with.
Discover the different themes of the exhibition
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Rent a visitor's guide
For visitors who can't download the app, there is a visitor's guide device to rent, 20 kr. The guide has the same content as the app. Please contact one of the museum hosts on the Entrance floor.
Every now and then, a varied selection of the museum’s collections, with different perspectives on, and aspects of, design is presented in the centre of the exhibition hall.
From August 2019 fashion- and print designer Martin Bergström's dress Arty Farty is on display in the Design Depot. Experience the beautiful dress and get a glimpse into the design process.
Late 2018– spring 2019 the NM&-project – which resulted in the furniture and fittings for Nationalmuseum's restaurant – was presented. Read more about this project here.