MoMA has put out an open call to designers based in New York City.
While designers from all over the world can submit items year round, this is the first time the MoMA Store has specifically asked designers in New York City for American made products.
The MoMA Design Store is inviting local designers living and working in the city’s five boroughs to submit items for a product collection launching in 2013. Product categories will include, but are not limited to, paper (note cards, postcards, journals), home (tabletop, kitchen, home textiles, desk, gadgets/tools), kids’, games and toys, and personal accessories (bags, jewelry, scarves, wallets, pouches, and other small accessories), furniture (wall clocks, stools, lighting), and books.
In order for your submission to be considered, products must already be in, or close to, production, manufactured in the continental United States, and able to be delivered to MoMA in saleable condition. Visit MoMAStore.org/NYC for more information about the submission process. Deadline: June 30, 2012.
Let me know if you plan to submit, or if you’re item is chosen. I’d love to hear and blog about it!
Take your place among the elite—Eames, George Nelson, Castiglioni.
Your clock could hang here. Hey, you never know.
I love pretty much everything in the MoMA Store. (And the museum.)
The market could stand for more design-y kid toys, in my opinion.
M O R EM o M AG O O D N E S S
• My interview with MoMA Store president, Kathy Thornton-Bias on Design Milk.
For years I’ve adored the Lucite pretzel knot candlesticks by Dorothy Thorpe—a decade ago I had stashed a tear that features one prominently, and I still have it. I think it’s the ultimate modern candelabra. Lately I’ve been interested in brass candelabra with joints, as well as simple Danish candlesticks in teak or painted wood. There are tons of newer, contemporary ones too, like Muuto’s green raw wood candelabra and the chunky chrome or glass tubular pieces that refer back to the ’70s. Following up on yesterday’s Montage: 44 Rooms with Candlesticks & Candelabra, here’s a shopping guide for 65 modern candlesticks and modern candelabra.
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1 Festive Candelabra by Natalie Rutard for Philippi Design, 99€ at Connox.
2 Light Runner Wood Candle Holder by Marie Thurnauer, $79AUD at Vincent2.
3 Muuto Raw Candelabra in Hand-Sawed Wood, $250 at A+R.
Bronze sculptures are expensive, modern or new, but there are examples of vintage and contemporary pieces in other mediums, like wood and ceramic, that are well within reach. I love the well-above-my-price-range biomorphic bronze by Antoine Poncet, as well as Kelly Wearstler’s cheeky legs. And the Finnish sheep in smooth black wood is adorable.
S H O P P I N G
‘Crystal Angel’ by Martti Rytkönen for Orrefors, $125 at Unica.
C. Jere Sputnik in Polished Chrome, $99 at Jonathan Adler.
Porcelain Skull by Nymphenburg, $439 at Unica.
Brass Knot, $1,495 at Kelly Wearstler.
‘Totemic Dreams’ with Bronze and Shino Glaze by Victoria Shaw.
‘Pointing Figure’ by Bernard Meadows, 1967, $10,000-$15,000, Sotheby’s
Bronze Legs, $1,495 at Kelly Wearstler.
Black Wood Ram by Aarikka Finland, approx. $615 at Aarikka.
Teak Fish Sculpture by Mike Morgenroth,1979, $24 at Abodeon.
Smolten Mirror by Cmmnwlth, $4,000 at Matter.
Vitra Miniature Wiggle Chair by Frank Gehry, 1972, $130 at MoMA Store.
‘Construction of My Heart’ in Alabaster, $4,500 at Arlene Angard.
Green Laminated Milled Acrylic by Phillip Low, $750 at Moss.
Puppy Abstract by Eero Aarnio for Magis, $147 at Nova68.
Nobuho Miya Iron Birds, $120 at Abodeon.
Briciole Sculpture/Divider by Paola Navone for Riva 1920 at Unica.
Resin Bottles by Constantin & Laurene Leon Boym, $55 at The Future Perfect.
Unglazed Abstract, 1952 by William August Hoffman, $2,500 at Assemblage.
Sputnik by Tony Duquette, c.1960, at Lamberty, 1st Dibs.
Primary Color Cubist Sculpture by Adolf Odorfer, 1971, $8,000 at design/one.
Biomorphic Bronze by Antoine Poncet, late‘50s, $12,800 at Sam Kaufman.
‘Minhir’ by Hans van De Bovenkamp, 2009, $16,000 at Lon Hamaekers.
Kostick Bronze Star, $160 at Abodeon.
Multicolor Acrylic Shapes by Vasa Mihich, $950-$1850 at Galere, 1st Dibs.
Primitive Style African Sculpture, $800 on eBay.
‘Small Boxes #4’ by Mike Wright at Williams McCall Gallery.
Reclaimed Wood Sculpture, $99.95 at Crate & Barrel.
Black Rib Cage in Porcelain By Celia Nkala for Perception Park.
African Fertility Figures, Sierra Leone, 20th c., $5,400 each at Wyeth.
‘The Alexander,’ Stabile, $75 at Nova68.
Wood ‘Ascension,’ by Autin Wright, 2011, bid $6,500 at Grounds for Sculpture.
Brass Salvador Orb Brass Bibelots on Marble, $225 at Jonathan Adler.
‘Some Cords are Feathers’ Bronze by Romolo del Deo.
‘Tangle’ in Chrome by Richard X. Zawitz, 1981, $35 at MoMA Store.
Last week, on my way to NYC to see designer David Stark and his Wood Shop pop-up at Haus Interior, I got the chance to interview the President of MoMA’s retail division, Kathy Thornton-Bias. It was a real treat; talk about an amazing job. The interview will run later this spring as part of Design Milk‘s new “Design Store(y)” column (did I mention I’m Features Editor over there now?). In the meantime, I can say that she did tell me a bit about this year’s Destination: Design. Last night, the publicist sent over the look book.
In April, the MoMA Design Store launches the tenth installment in its Destination: Design series, Destination: Mexico. Kathy told me, “We pick places off the beaten path. Mexico is our neighbor and we have a mindset about them, but a tremendous amount of contemporary design is happening there.” She assured me the pieces would blow my mind, and break stereotypes.
Indeed, while some hint at indigenous Mexican craft and iconography, many are pure examples of contemporary design. Either way, most are amazing. There are 50 limited edition pieces from emerging Mexican designers, including home accessories, furniture, lighting, paper goods, and jewelry. Here are 18 pieces I really like.
S H O P P I N G
Brass Candela Cube by Sonia Lartigue, $145
Aguayo Dog Table by Nel Colectivo, $195
Perchero Coat Hanger by Paulina Gonzalez-Ortega & Amaya Gutierrez, $275
Hanging Lamp by Rodrigo Alegre & Carlos Acosta, $125
Tricolor Miss Susan by Emiliano Godoy & Cecilia Leon de la Barra, $175
Pirueta Table by Paulina Gonzalez-Ortega & Andres Ocejo, $750
White Cura Glass by Hector Esrawe, $24
Black Acapulco Indoor/Outdoor Chair, $195
Back-strap Loom Scarf by Maggie Galton, $65
Spiked Molcajete Bowl by Perla Valtierra, $150
Deforestation Laptop Feet by Ariel Rojo, $16
Cast Bronze Ring by Natalia Porter & Allison Schiegel, $145
Sombrero Dish by Mauricio Lara, $68
Green Tripod Vase by Ariel Rojo, $28
Multicolor Paper Strip Bowl by Yolanda Resendez, $25
Red Slow Flame Trivets by Lilliana Ovalle, $50
White Cochi Jarrito Mug by Valeria Ramirez, $22
Jam Collapsible Side Table by Rodolfo Samperio, $225