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Originally, the Imperial Furniture Museum was where the Habsburgs stored their furniture. Today with its 165,000 exhibits it is one of the world's largest furniture collections, presenting the culture of furniture from over three centuries. The display extends from the presentation of the Imperial furniture, through a variety of furnishing styles such as Biedermeier, Historicism and the Viennese Modern, to contemporary furniture design. Changing special exhibitions are devoted in particular to the architecture, design and furniture of the 20th century.

The Collections

Baroque and Rococo

Baroque and Rococo

Discover the gorgeously opulent world of Baroque and Rococo! Highlights include Marie Antoinette’s secretaire, Maria Theresa’s writing desk and Emperor Charles VI’s gaming table – only a few of the exquisite objects in the huge range of the Imperial Furniture Collection.

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The Viennese Modern movement

The Viennese Modern Movement

Otto Wagner, Joseph Hoffmann and Adolf Loos are the best-known representative of the Viennese modern movement; the collection of Viennese Modernism in the Imperial Furniture Collection boasts some of their most outstanding works.

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Thronarrangement aus der Wiener Hofburg (c) BmobV/SKB, Foto: Lois Lammerhuber
Historicism

Historicism

Discover furniture and interiors from the period of Historicism in the Imperial Furniture Collection.

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Biedermeier and Empire

Biedermeier and Empire

The Imperial Furniture Collection owns one of the most comprehensive collections of furniture from the Biedermeier period.

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The 20th and 21st century

20th and 21st century

Ernst Plischke, Josef Frank, Roland Reiner, Hans Hollein, Coop Himmelblau, Walter Pichler, mischler*traxler, Walking Chair and many other designers are included in the 20th and 21st Century Collection in the Imperial Furniture Collection

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The Habsburgs up close and personal

The Habsburgs up close and personal

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History

The history of the museum

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