The Feuerle Collection is Built in a WWII Bunker in Berlin

By: Joey Haar - Nov 24, 2016
References: thefeuerlecollection.org & dezeen
The Feuerle Collection is a private museum that features contemporary art, Imperial Chinese furniture, and ancient Southeast Asian art owned by Desire Feuerle. While such a collection of pieces is appropriate in and of itself, the Feuerle Collection's housing is unexpected considering the content: it is housed in a WWII bunker in Berlin.

The museum was created by architectural designer John Pawson, and it reflects his stark and barren style. Pawson did little with the concrete structure itself, primarily adding in things like lighting and daises to artfully highlight the pieces in the Feuerle Collection.

The cultural juxtaposition between the Southeast Asian art in the collection and the markedly European context in which it is placed contributes to the experience of the museum for attendees.