Monday, 29 June 2009

MoMA Store Products

As you may or may not know, I am in New York at the moment. One of the first things I wanted to see was the famous Museum of Modern Art. Every Thursday afternoon the museum has a free admission and it attracts a great deal of people (otherwise the tickets are $20). The art lovers (those with empty wallets) start forming a queue an hour or so earlier, sitting at the pavement (sidewalk for the American readers!), reading, chatting, drinking their ice coffee from Starbucks. After 4 o'clock they go in to feast their eyes on five floors of amazing art collection. I'm going to post a couple of things from the exhibitions, but for now here's a few products from the MoMA store. I have to go back there one of these days and buy something to take home with me.
Chat Plates, Ikuko Nakazawa
Quirky and charming, these plates were designed to resemble conversation bubbles from manga, or Japanese comics. This set of three plates features one large plate and two smaller plates and is perfect for serving small meals and snacks. Made of porcelain.

Bate-Papo Stool, Flavia Pagotti Silva Inspired by stools used in the Brazilian countryside, designer Flavia Pagotti Silva created this contemporary seat. In Portuguese, "bate-papo" refers to an informal conversation between friends. This low, comfortable stool, made of four plywood disks attached to the chair's frame through ball joints is meant to be used casually and as additional seating in informal settings. Made of plywood, ball joints, recycled rubber, and metal tubing.

Palette Serving Set,Takeshi Asai.
A creative way to serve appetizers or other food, this white porcelain plate is designed like an artist's palette with a hole to grip it for easy carrying. It has a rimmed edge and comes with three colorful stoneware dipping bowls.

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