The Third Floor

Here you will find more in-depth information on the themes of our exhibitions


5 articles

Discover the past, present and future of electronic dance music and the role design has played in the development of the most important music genre of our time.

Love, designed

14 articles

Love. Our image of it is often full of clichés. On this Third Floor, you will discover by whom and in what way our image of love has been shaped. And you will meet people who speculate on alternatives to the many love clichés.


14 chapters

You are surrounded by design all day. The sneakers you wear, the car you drive, the cutlery you eat with and the phone that keeps you in touch.

Faster, better, more beautiful

22 articles

Faster, better, more beautiful all the time: The design of least resistance: that’s the philosophy behind streamlining, one of the most important design principles of modern times.

PROCESS – Design Drawings from the Rijksmuseum

12 chapters

What role does drawing play in the design process? Discover how it was used during the period 1500-1900, as well how contemporary designers still use sketches and drawings.

Sneakers Unboxed

23 articles

The sneaker has quickly become the most widespread design object in the world. It unites disparate design themes such as sustainability, commerce, style, subculture, technology and fashion.

GOTH - Designing Darkness

11 articles

Goth, the representation of a sense of 'seductive darkness', is a recurring phenomenon in culture, art and design.

Radical Austria

Everything is Architecture

21 articles

Discover the mind-expanding, boundary-pushing and socially-critical works of the Austrian avant-garde in the 1960s and 1970s.

Design for the Real World

15 articles

Where does the social responsibility of the designer begin and end?


23 articles

Designers and artists investigate the future of the human body.