The museum shows a large and rarely exhibited collection of design and everyday culture of the 20th and 21st century.
Permanent Collection - Open Storage
Located in a former workshop-building, the museum is organised as "open storage" in which visitors can investigate the museal setup of the collection on about 6,000 square meters.
Masse und Klasse: Graphic Design in the GDR
In the exhibition "Masse und Klasse: Graphic Design in the GDR" the Werkbundarchiv – Museum der Dinge presents designs for books, periodicals and phonograph records, as well as packaging, advertising and posters – works of commercial graphic design for mass production that shaped the day-to-day visual environment of East Germany.
The "Frankfurt Kitchen" is an important document of cultural history for the transfer of industrial, rationalized work processes to the sphere of the private household. This is a central characteristic of modern architecture and everyday culture in the 1920s.