The Brohan Museum is dedicated to art from the Art Nouveau, Art Deco, and Functionalism periods. Rooms are set up with furniture, table settings, vases, pictures, carpets and sculptures to create an authentic view of living spaces from this time period. The museum highlights works by French and Belgian art nouveau designers, representatives of the German and Scandinavian art nouveau era, and ensembles of French art deco. The museum has a collection of porcelain from important production houses, metal and glass objects, ceramics, silver, furniture, carpets, graphic art and paintings by important artists of the Art Nouveau, Art Deco and Functionalism periods.
The museum gets its name from its founder, Karl Bröhan, who donated his private collection of art to the city of Berlin on his 60th birthday. In October 1983, the museum moved to its present location in the Charlottenburg Palace complex, and in 1994 it became a state museum.