Museum of Broken Relationships
Designed by Ryan Brown of Brown Design group, the Museum of Broken Relationships explores the broad spectrum of failed relationships by preserving the relics left behind. Housed in the old Frederick’s of Hollywood space at Highland and Hollywood, the design of the museum, with 14-foot ceilings and filtered natural light, offers a cool counterpoint to the emotional outpourings of broken relationships on display. Warm, light bleached oak surfaces and grey concrete floors against white walls welcome visitors at the museum’s entrance. Brown custom designed aesthetically pleasing steel, wood and glass display cases, freestanding white shelving units, and wood wall units to display the more than 100 items, which are accompanied by descriptions that tell the stories of broken romances and friendships, deaths, jobs lost, and missing children.