Eclectic means this decorative arts and design museum has a room or more devoted to: Egyptian burial objects and Greek vessels, medieval chests and Renaissance tableware, but also early daguerreotype photographs, Japanese swords and woodblocks used for printmaking, Mughal rugs, some fine examples of historical and contemporary Asian calligraphy, Sony electronics products, Ettore Sottsass-focused Memphis (not the best pieces), and women's shoes from the mid-18th century to today.
Worth an hour or two, with little that is too fussy or boring (no rooms stuffed with brocade patterns or coins and cowrie shells).
Do not miss the series of rooms showing the development of modernism, from the Biedermeier period to art nouveau and deco to Bauhaus, including an early ergonomically designed kitchen; the full-body dance masks created by Lavinia Schulz and Walter Holdt for Hamburg arts festivals in the 1920s; and the Jugendstil decoration and German dollhouse in the period rooms further on.
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