The re-opening of the famous MAK Permanent Collection Carpets will take place 8 April 2014 at 7.00 pm. The appearance of the unusual and all-new exhibition design is determined by an architectural concept by the Viennese Designer Michael Embacher that is reminiscent of the interior of a silkworm cocoon into which carpets have been woven and by a hand-made, floating installation, by the Turkish artist Füsun Onur.
The Permanent Collection Carpets will focus on developments in carpet-making between the late 15th century and the 18th century, and carpet-art as an over-arching theme of European interiors. Classic Safavid and Ottoman carpets of the 16th and 17th centuries represent the highlights of this new presentation.
Location and more information: MAK, Austrian Museum of Applied Arts/Contemporary Art, Stubenring 5, 1010 Vienna, Austria