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The decorative arts collection was opened in 1916

by F. Cleveland Morgan, the Museum's volunteer curator for many decades. Aimed at bringing together "all works likely to contribute to the education of artists and artisans", it is the source of the Museum's encyclopaedic character.

The MMFA now has a collection of decorative arts and design that is unique in Canada. Bringing together some 16,000 works covering seven centuries, from the Renaissance to contemporary design, it is also one of the (...)

Decorative Arts and Design
Josef Hoffmann
Sitzmaschine Reclining Armchair
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Decorative Arts and Design
André Arbus
Corner Cabinet
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Decorative Arts and Design
Niki de Saint Phalle
Clarice Armchair
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Decorative Arts and Design
Marcelle Ferron
Untitled
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Decorative Arts and Design
Fabio Novembre
Org Table (model OG/4)
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Decorative Arts and Design
Sèvres Porcelain Manufactory
Cabaret or Breakfast Service called "Déjeuner"
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Decorative Arts and Design
Jean-Pierre Latz
Chest of Drawers
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Decorative Arts and Design
Isamu Noguchi
Chess Table (model IN 61)
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Decorative Arts and Design
Verreries Schneider
Olives Bowl
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Decorative Arts and Design
Libenský, Stanislav
Brychtová, Jaroslava
Red Horizon
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Decorative Arts and Design
Louis Comfort Tiffany
Angel
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Decorative Arts and Design
Fulvio Bianconi
Pezzato Vase
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Decorative Arts and Design
Philippe Starck
Hot Bertaa Kettle
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Decorative Arts and Design
Alessandro Mendini
Poltrona di Proust
[Proust's Armchair]
From the series "Bau-haus"
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Decorative Arts and Design
Marc Jacquart
Sugar Bowl
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Decorative Arts and Design
Cindy Sherman
Madame de Pompadour (née Poisson) Soup Tureen and Stand
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Decorative Arts and Design
Dallaire, Michel
Michel Dallaire Design Industriel
Bixi Bicycle and Bollard
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Decorative Arts and Design
Wertel Oberfell Platform
Fractal. MGX Coffee Table
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Decorative Arts and Design
Joris Laarman
Bone Rocker Rocking Chair
From the series "Bone"
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Decorative Arts and Design
Lily Yung
Triovoid Bracelet
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Decorative Arts and Design
Barbara Cohen
Cocoon Brooch
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Decorative Arts and Design
Tamsin van Essen
Cancer (5-cell)
From the series "Medical Heirlooms"
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Decorative Arts and Design
Tamsin van Essen
Scars (suture)
From the series "Medical Heirlooms"
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Decorative Arts and Design
Studio Job
Cake of Peace Centrepiece
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Decorative Arts and Design
Samare
Mountie Stool
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Decorative Arts and Design
Lupien, Sylvie
Godbout, Rosie
Our Imaginary Necklace
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Decorative Arts and Design
Andrea Wagner
Îles flottantes Brooch
From the series "The Architect Who Faced His Jardin Intérieur"
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Decorative Arts and Design
Patrick Primeau
Untitled Vase
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Decorative Arts and Design
Jaime Hayón
Vase
From the series "Showtime"
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Decorative Arts and Design
Maarten Baas
Floor Fan
From the series "Clay Furniture"
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Decorative Arts and Design
Louise Campbell
Veryround Armchair (model 5701)
"Edizioni" Collection
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Decorative Arts and Design
Cathy Strokowsky
Iceland Lichen
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Decorative Arts and Design
Patrick Messier
Mamma Rocking Chair
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Decorative Arts and Design
Ross Lovegrove
Supernatural Chair
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Decorative Arts and Design
Front
Chair
From the series "Sketch"
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Decorative Arts and Design
Front
Table
From the series "Sketch"
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Decorative Arts and Design
Cathy Strokowsky
Blood Thistle
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Decorative Arts and Design
Patrick Jouin
C2 Chair
From the series "Solid"
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Decorative Arts and Design
Konstantin Grcic
One Chair
From the series "Family_One"
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Decorative Arts and Design
Barbara Stutman
Bracelet
From the series "Royale"
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Decorative Arts and Design
Joris Laarman
Heatwave Radiator
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Decorative Arts and Design
Ted Noten
Brooch
From the series "The Droog Collection"
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Decorative Arts and Design
Maarten Baas
Zig Zag Chair (Rietveld) Chair
From the series "Where There's Smoke"
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Decorative Arts and Design
Philippe Starck
Louis Ghost Armchair
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Decorative Arts and Design
Forsythe, Stephanie
MacAllen, Todd
Float Tea Service
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