Object Stories offers a new look at the richness of Belgium’s largest design collection. The presentation features some 200 objects from 1805 until today.
It combines both highlights and favourites chosen from a historical and personal perspective by various museum staff members. The collection pieces do not serve a theme or a chronological macro-history. Instead, the objects themselves attract the attention, as individual narrators of stories and meaning.
Because they are everyday objects, design objects often escape our attention. Here, in the context of a museum, they invite you to take a close look at them. An object incorporates several meanings. At the start of Object Stories you can choose one or five layers of meaning as your guiding principle. Each route looks at ten objects from a certain perspective. Alternating layers of meaning enable the visitor to experience and read the presentation and the collection pieces in different ways.