Design museum Gent is housed in the 18th-century Hotel de Coninck. The collection of the museum mainly consists of modern and contemporary design objects from 1860 to now. The objects that were created before 1860 form the basis for the modern and contemporary design. The old museum collection mainly consists of 17th and 18th-century furniture. The Art Nouveau collection consists of work by Paul Hankar, Victor Horta, Gustave Serrurier-Bovy, Henry van de Velde and Philippe Wolfers. In addition the museum owns a collection of Art Deco and applied arts from the interwar and collections from the 1970s and 1980s.
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