|About the museum:
The flat of famed Croatian architect Viktor Kovačić provides a vivid and comprehensible specimen of the lifestyle and interior decor of the first part of the 20th century, and mirrors the spirit of the time. Thanks to Kovačić’s wife, Terezija, who preserved the memory of her husband and respected his work after his death, the flat is kept in its original appearance. When she donated the flat and its inventory to the city of Zagreb in 1953, she made it possible to set up a memorial collection to bring the work of Viktor Kovačić and the mood of the time closer to the visitor. The flat has an area of about 95 square metres; it has three main rooms – dining room, room for work and conversation and a bedroom plus bathroom, as well as completely separate rooms – kitchen, storeroom and maid’s room. Kovačić put the flat in order in line with his own maxim that “all that is beautiful must go together, irrespective of the style”, and hence in the flat we can see furnishings from various stylistic periods – the Renaissance, Baroque, Biedermeier and that done in the 20th century according to Kovačić’s own designs.