Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany

Tribute to Mies: in 1902, Karl Ernst Osthaus founded Europe’s first museum of contemporary art in Essen. His idea: to reconcile art and life. The new building by David Chipperfield Architects is in the style of Mies van der Rohe. The complex respectfully and calmly complements the listed old building dating back to the later stages of the modern movement. The architectural principle has been retained: inner courtyards, gardens and foyers provide light, orientation and transparency.

ProjectMuseum Folkwang, Essen, Germany
ArchitectureDavid Chipperfield Architects, Berlin, Germany
Walter Knoll locationConference room, exhibition rooms, multifunctional room, offices, reception, Vincent & Paul Restaurant, study room, video room, VIP dining room
Walter Knoll product369, banquet tables, bar tables, bespoke benches, bespoke conference table with media technology, Cone, Exec-V, Fabricius, Foster 510, George, Headoffice 3200, Headoffice Mono, Jason Lite, Joel, Living Landscape 730, Lox, Media Sideboard, multi-purpose tables, Turtle, Together, Stage
PhotosPLAN FORWARD Architekten, Stuttgart|Essen, Germany