For those ATers who think us too product-centric, look away! For those who want a sneak peak into the MoMA Store Fall collection, and a little high-style Christmas-in-July, look no further.
No real surprises among the always-colorful array of items by MoMA store and its stable of newcomers and vets including Sandy Chilewich and Liora Manné, but some fun, functional and even poetic items for the small and no doubt stylish apartment. These items aren't even on the MoMA Store site but will be appearing and available soon...
'Half A Portion' Mirror with Plate
Jette Scheib and Neels Kattentidt, 2006
Straight from Alice in Wonderland's landing strip, this rectangular mirror has half of a white porcelain dinner plate affixed to it for use as a handy, poetic and slightly surreal shelf. Made in Germany. MoMA Exclusive, $198.
From "Destination: Berlin," two finds, both designed by Chul Cheong and Christine Nogtev...
Stripped to its bare functional essence, this coat rack is also a great addition when your post-Cure party creates the need for overflow coat storage. Rental friendly (it leans and "installs" without hardware), pair this lean, mean organizing machine with a ceiling-mounted curtain and you have a closet where none existed.
Made in Germany, brushed aluminum, $275. Triangle Hanger, $32 each.
Cap'n Hook Memo Board
Deceptively simple and no doubt ripe for DIY "reinterpretation" this piece turns a nail in the wall into a fully functional message center. A portable chalkboard is suspended from a hanger by steel clamps, a rubber band keeps your Xanadu tickets close at hand. White chalk and a felt eraser included. Made in Germany. $55.
Lilly Table Lamp
Janne Kyttanen, 2003
You wouldn't expect words like "Xylogen", "Polyamide", or "3D computer technology" in the description of something this organic and graceful, but apparently the road to Eden takes some high-tech turns these days. And the toll ain't cheap: aspirationally-priced at $565. Chrome-coated stainless-steel base. Made in Belgium.
Trace Coffee Table
Stefan Bench, 2006
A table by a Bench. This is what they mean when they describe design as "seamless." A way to bring a jolt of color into a modern and minimalist space, with some curvaceous appeal to keep your modern edge from looking too, well, edgy. Steel frame in either black or red. Made in the United Kingdom. 13"h x 43" wide.
MoMA Exclusive $1500.
Pio Manzu, 1966 MoMA Collection
And this is what they mean when they call design "timeless." Reintroduced from the 1966 classic, this easy-to-read and goes-with-everything table clock is now exclusively at MoMA. By Alessi with a Seiko movement, at a pocket-friendly $65.
Woodgrain Floor Mats
Sandy Chilewich, 2007
To celebrate 10 years of all things Chilewich since the introduction of the now-classic lycra-spandex covered Ray Bowls, the maven of woven vinyl-coated polyester has paired with MoMA on some brand new exclusives, like these faux woodgrain floor mats. Stain-resistant, and simple to clean, and rubber-backed, these floor mats scream kitchen floor cover up. Made in the USA. Large: 4 x 6', $315; Small: 2 x 3', $110.
- Patrick (the other one)