German Museum Nuremberg

Customer Deutsches Museum Nürnberg

Display case and furniture construction for the Museum of the Future

What does the world of tomorrow look like?

At its new location in Nuremberg, the Deutsches Museum explores the topic of “The Future.” The museum’s interactive exhibitions present research projects that span various thematic fields, including: Work & Everyday Life, Body & Mind, Earth, City, and Time & Space.

Our team built approximately 150 pieces of furniture and display cases, which house the museum’s exhibits.

The concept and interior design were contrived by the creative minds at Atelier Brückners in Stuttgart.

Furniture and showcase construction

The three-storey exhibition area comprises around 120 stations over 2,900 m2. Each station was creatively and carefully designed by Atelier Brückner in collaboration with the museum’s curators. Our team oversaw the detailed planning and technical development of the furniture, pedestals, and showcases.

Combination of system construction and custom-made products

While modular system elements were used for some of the exhibits, our team developed about two-thirds of the pieces as one-offs to accommodate special dimensions or functionalities.


custom kinetic pieces

Our engineers developed clever solutions to meet the museum’s needs. For example, the glass of the display cases can be fully opened like a drawer or folded upwards, despite the fact that the glass panes used by our team weighed up to 450 kilograms.

Coordination was key

The museum awarded 15 contracts to various companies in their public call for tenders. As a result, the Expomobilia team was involved in the furniture construction for one exhibit, while also being responsible for the lighting, graphics, exhibit construction, and electrical systems. The need for coordination between trades and industries was crucial for the project’s success… in addition to lots of patience and a good dose of humour.

Technical details

Service period: July 2020 – September 2021

Scope of services: technical conception, detailed planning, production, and installation of furniture and the museum display cases.

350 custom kinetic pieces
25 tons of tempered clear glass for the display case covers
1,300 metres of powder-coated aluminium tubes
1,000 metres of powder-coated steel tubes
240 m2 of drywall, plus concrete-look walls and glass partitions