The Röhsska Museum´s Design History

The Röhsska Museum’s Design History was a journey from early 19th-century industrialism, via modernism and the birth of the welfare state, to today’s information era, with many highlights from the Museum’s collections including familiar design classics.

The Röhsska Museum’s Design History exhibition was a chronological presentation of 200 years of design development – illustrated by some 1,000 design classics, with the most iconic items from each era: furniture, industrial design, fashion, posters, textiles, ceramics, glass, and many other objects.

The exhibition included iconic design pieces, not just designer objects, but everyday utensils that the visitors might remember from their own childhood. Mass-produced or unique. Objects that were considered to be good design, as well as objects that were not necessarily considered beautiful.