Imperial Furniture Collection
In 1747 Empress Maria Theresa founded the Court Furniture Depository. Today this is one of the world's largest museums of furniture and furnishings. The Habsburgs furnished their residences and palaces according to the style of the times and their own aesthetic predilections. Any items that were no longer needed ended up in the depository. Today almost 160,000 objects fill the storeroooms. On display are numerous original items of Habsburg furniture, from commodes to imperial thrones.
At the same time, the exhibition gives an overview of the history of Viennese cabinet-making and interior design. All the personalities who left their mark on the history of Viennese design, from the craftsmen who supplied the imperial court to the famous artists of the early 20th century such Adolf Loos, Otto Wagner and Josef Hoffmann, are all represented here.
In the heart of Vienna's busiest shopping district the Imperial Furniture Collection invites you to explore a very special aspect of Austria's imperial past.