The art of incense is a practice that dates back over 2,000 years and the converted second world war bunker in Berlin is the first museum to showcase this spiritual disciple and ceremony while surrounded by ancient and contemporary art in the feurele collection.
The exhibit follows a very minimalist design, although with some technological enhancements. The design aims to follow traditional chinese furniture-making techniques. It includes specially designed garments such as kimonos and ceremony shoes, incense tools, an incense table set and stools set in a ceremonial fashion.
The incense room is surrounded by the lake room, a beautiful space containing khmer sculptures and contemporary artworks by nobuyoshi araki, adam fuss, and anish kapoor, as well as imperial chinese stone furniture on the lower ground floor.
Some other inspiring pieces include a black lacquered table from the early ming dynasty with agarwood fragments, 24k gold mica plates and wooden holders atop it.
The private institution opened its doors in 2016 after a major renovation and the incense room exhibit can be experienced by visitors through appointment only.