Groninger’s Museum Of Contemporary Art

Founded in 1894, Groninger’s museum of contemporary art caused quite a stir with it’s radically new building in 1994, thanks to 3 distinctive new pavilions from Philippe Starck, Italian designer and architect Alessandro Mendini, and Coop Himmelb(l)au, the Austrian agency famous for Munich’s BMW Welt amongst others.

Late last year, the Dutch institution reopened after an 8 month ‘revitalization’, that has seen the museum maintain its ability to attract the world’s top design talents, with designers Maarten Baas, Studio Job and Jaime Hayon all contributing startling new areas.

Studio Job have created a spectacular new reception hall inspired by 19th-century private gentlemen’s clubs, whilst Spanish design-prodigy Jaime Hayon has delivered a truly breathtaking new visitors’ information centre in his own inimitable style.

Eclectic and inspiring, The Groninger Museum may not be as iconic as some of Europe’s most famous museums, but it’s certainly one of its most exciting.

A number of Jaime Hayon’s colborations are exclusive to 4.

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