The museum has a large collection (over 100,000 items) of European applied art from the 10th century to the present.
"I love wallpaper because it seems like such a nicely commercial applied art," he said.
He is internationally known for his efforts to blur the line between applied and high art.
But the intimate objects referred to as decorative or applied arts are often less easy to read.
Some work fitting into the P&D movement could be considered applied art.
The top floor is an exhibition space, where you can see new talent in fine or applied art and design.
For Stankowski there was no separation between free and applied art.
But, as the setting should have reminded him, fashion is an applied commercial art.
She had ended by spinning out a long quiet marriage, having two children, and working at her applied art of costumery.
On the other hand, crafts and design are sometimes considered applied art.