50 SC Exhibitions Magazine 2016 The MAK is one of the most steeped in tradition yet forward thinking museums of its kind in the world In its unrivalled permanent collection it in vites visitors on a journey through the history of decorative arts and design right up to the latest contemporary works I recommend the following highlights in particular The Vienna 1900 section of the MAK s perma nent collection is the new centrepiece of the mu seum and is dedicated to the artistic production of Viennese Modernism which remains an inspi ration to this day Gustav Klimt s Stoclet Frieze is one of its highlights The nine working drawings for the frieze in the dining room of Stoclet Palace in Brussels were produced at the zenith of Gustav Klimt s creative career and count among his major works The new MAK Design Lab opened in 2014 al lows visitors to experience design as a central force for a new quality of life and demonstrates the links between art and everyday life over 2 000 square metres of exhibition space The Frankfurt Kitchen designed in 1926 by the Viennese archi tect Margarete Schütte Lihotzky and still regard ed as the prototype of the modern fitted kitchen is world famous and timelessly impressive The redesigned Asia section of the MAK s per manent collection immerses visitors in the aes thetic qualities of East Asian art from ancient times to the present day The site specific design by internationally renowned artist Tadashi Kawa mata in which select exhibits from the MAK Asia collection are embedded is an experience in itself The Must see Pieces at the MAK Chosen by Christoph Thun Hohenstein Director of the MAK The redesigned Asia section of the MAK s permanent collection In the foreground is the Ming Dynasty Fo Lion MAK Georg Mayer A 1989 reconstruction of The Frankfurt Kitchen designed by Margarete Schütte Lihotzky Gerald Zugmann MAK The MAK Design Lab has an area dedicated to cooking MAK Nathan Murrell The Vienna 1900 section of the MAK s permanent collection MAK Georg Mayer Gustav Klimt s nine working drawings for the Stoclet Frieze on display in the Vienna 1900 section of the MAK s permanent collection MAK Georg Mayer

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