Not so Mini. To be honest, we long ago grew dissillusioned with the MoMA Design Store and felt it had lost its relevance as so many other shops sprung up with more creativity and more edge. We add them now to our Stores Guide because we love their new Muji section and want to know if others have been as ambivalent as us.
If you don't know, this is what Muji is about: The name "MUJI" is derived from the Japanese phrase "Mujirushi Ryohin," meaning "No Brand Goods." Over the last 20 years, they have developed a worldwide following with a guiding philosophy that emphasizes innovative and simple materials, processes, and packaging.
Some favorite items are the flat business card case ($7), the cardboard speakers ($40), and the aluminum table ($900). MGR NY Mag says: "This store competes with Moss and the Terence Conran Shop to sell the chic-est housewares in town." Frommers says: "Terrific" and "Fabulous" AT Readers say: Vote and Comment below... MoMA Design and Book Store 11 West 53 Street, NYC (212) 708-9700 Saturday through Thursday, 9:30 AM - 6:30 PM Friday, 9:30 AM - 9:00 PM MoMA Design Store 44 West 53 Street, NYC (212) 767-1050 Saturday through Thursday, 9:30 AM - 6:30 PM Friday, 9:30 AM - 9:00 PM MoMA Design Store, Soho 81 Spring Street, NYC (646) 613-1367 Monday through Saturday, 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM Sunday, 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM