The MoMA Store has a curatorial approach to stocking new products, and it's always fun to go to their press preview and see what they've selected for the coming year and why. We caught a sneak peek of the fall/winter 2011 collection, which includes classic and contemporary task lights, as well as several problem-solving items for the kitchen, like a microwavable Dutch oven and a collapsible salad spinner.
- Revolution Casserole Dish, $250: Made in France, this two-tone vessel is crafted entirely from non-porous ceramic with a non-stick glaze. It goes from stovetop to table and, unlike cast iron Dutch ovens, it can be used in the microwave.
- Trash Me Lamp by Victor Vetterlein, $145: Created in 2010 by New York designer Victor Vetterlein, this desk lamp is made from recycled egg cartons, while the cord is covered in burgundy fabric.
- Hector Table Light by Peter R. Bowles, $295: The unique glow comes from the bone china shade. Designed in 1992 and made in the UK, the lamp has a chrome stand, ceramic base, and braided cotton cable.
- Collapsible Salad Spinner by Heather Curtain, $35: This was one of my favorite pieces, since I hate how much space my own salad spinner takes up in the kitchen cabinet. Designed in 2009 by Heather Curtain, it collapses to a height of about three inches.
- Quake Mugs by Gustaf Nordenskiold, $48: Made by Design House Stockholm and just released this year, these mugs were formed by taking the clay and shaking it into a semi-random shape that, surprisingly, works well for handling. The set of two is crafted from bone china with a glossy white glaze.
- Architect's Cubes by John Bennett & Gustavo Bonevardi, $55: Designed by architects, each of these desktop cubes is made from a different building and/or design material.
- Nested Sake Cups by Kelichi Ito, $48: Designed in 2010, these colorful nested cups are made of ABS resin — they're a contemporary take on traditional sake cups, and they can be used as prep bowls or hors d'œuvre dishes.
- Airplanes Box Set, $30: This airport play set is made from birch and folds up into a box with a handle for carrying.
- Anton Humidifier by Matti Walker, $140: Simple and minimal, this humidifier has LED indicator lights that glow blue and change to red when the water tank is empty.
- Lotus Serving Bowl by Nobuyasu Takai, $70: Made in Japan from stoneware, this bowl is finished with a hand-painted glaze inspired by traditional Japanese brush calligraphy.
Items will be available through MoMA in fall/winter 2011. For more information, visit the MoMA Store online.
Images: Sarah Coffey except for Photo #5 from Design House Stockholm