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Design museum Gent is the only museum in Flanders fully and exclusively concerned with design. It is an international meeting place for enthousiasts, tourists, researchers, designers and manufacturers of modern and contemporary design (1860 until now). Drawing from a rich collection and a deep historical knowledge, the museum provides a unique contribution to culture, economy, tourism, science and education.
The complex, located in the historic city centre, consists of a stately 18th century mansion and a modern wing. It possesses an extensive and leading collection of Belgian design objects, supported by international masterpieces. The collection spans the era from the art nouveau of Henry van de Velde up to today’s avant-garde design. The museum offers a fresh look at modern and contemporary design from 1890 till today through high-profile exhibitions and changing collection presentations.