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Functionality and innovation were key as the Museum of Modern Art Design Store unveiled more than 200 new items chosen and reviewed by the museum’s curators. From colorful kitchenware and quirky gifts, to innovative accessories and home decor, the newest products commonly highlight both modern appearance and efficiency.
Several of the newest products highlighted designs by contemporary artists such as plates featuring the colorful paintings of Jean-Michel Basquiat and Damien Hirst and snow globes and scarves replicating Maurizio Cattelan’s middle finger statue. On the more obscure side, a metaphor-laced box of three wishbones made of materials of different malleabilities was the newest addition to the Peter Norton Family Christmas Art Project series.
Kitchen appliances focused on the functionality of everyday products with colorful and convenient creations by Joseph Joseph, Bower studios, and other designers. Color-coded food containers that snap together into one collapsable box and durable wooden spoons with attached rests aimed to make cooking and storing more convenient while maintaining, as all the new products do, a unique, modern appearance.
The newest items, many of which are MoMA Design Store or online exclusives, will launch this fall.