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Akar Design: Art, Architecture and Design.
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In 1992 the MoMA Design Store introduced the original Sky Umbrella by legendary graphic designer Tibor Kalman and Emanuela Frattini Magnusson. This collapsible umbrella's exterior gives away nothing more than a plain, black canopy. Once opened, the interior reveals a cheerful blue sky dotted with fluffy, white clouds. The umbrella's surprising b...
These designs by Julia Lindpaintner were inspired by the designer’s memories of family gatherings where her grandmother would instruct the children to fold their own napkins. Created to encourage a return to reusable cotton napkins for everyday dining, the built-in instructions make the elegance of beautiful napkin folds accessible to all. Set o...
Hot Trivet consists of 5 colorful silicone pebbles on a leather rope. Silicone pebbles can be playfully arranged to fit hot pans and plates up to 10 inches in diameter. When done leave it on the table as a tactile work of art to play with or simply hang up to save space. Heat-resistant to 554°f. Made in Dinan, Brittany France. Hot trivet is a gr...
Display toothpicks in this charming hedgehog-shaped holder when serving cocktails or hors d' oeuvres. It rests on the table or conveniently hangs on the edge of a bowl. Comes with 22 picks. Hand-wash only.
Designer: Erwan Péron
Size: 2"l x 1.5"w x 1.75"h
Materials: Recyclable ABS Plastic
These whimsical dishes turn eating into an adventure. The smaller bowl is perfectly sized for children and can also serve as a nut dish. The larger size makes a striking centerpiece for fruit. Smaller size is stackable. Dishwasher safe. Product Details:
Designer: Patrick Martinez
Sm: 7 x 7 x 1.5" Lg: 10 x 10 x 1.5" h
MoMA's popular perpetual calendar, the MoMA Acrylic Perpetual Calendar can accurately represent any month of any year. Simply slide the acrylic block, which is backed with colorful plastic dotted with round windows, through the plastic frame until the days of the week line up with the correct numbers. The perfect ecologically friendly alternativ...
This eye-catching bowl is ideal for serving and storing fruit: the double-walled mesh design allows for air circulation, keeping your fruit fresh. Powder-coated steel.
Material: SteelSize: 4.75 x 9.5" diameter
Hand Wash Only
Complement your flower arrangements with some graphic appeal. Inspired by the works of celebrated Dutch artist Piet Mondrian, the Mondri Vase is actually three vases in one. Designed with three different chambers for flowers, you can turn the vase for different presentation possibilities and flower sizes.
Designer: Frank Ker...
Carry your belongings artfully with this canvas tote that features a print inspired by Piet Mondrian's work Composition with Red, Blue, Black, Yellow, and Gray (1921), which is featured in MoMA's collection.
Size: 16"H x 14"W, Handle Drop:11'
Materials: Cotton, Canvas
Artist: Piet Mondrian
This borosilicate glass mug invites coffee drinkers to learn, and create, various coffee recipes. Measure ingredients and change the proportions of espresso, milk and water using the handy indicators printed on the outside of the mug. The Multi-ccino was created by New York-based designer Josh Corn. Combining his various backgrounds in performan...
Designer: Marguerita Mergentime
Size: 15 x 15"
Materials: 50% Linen, 50% Cotton
First designed for MoMA in 1998, this smaller version of the Perpetual Calendar was introduced in 2008 to commemorate the 10th anniversary of its original design. To use, simply insert the stand to place the calendar on a desk and move the magnetic balls manually to mark the date and month. Designer Gideon Dagan has developed numerous consumer a...
Tell time with a mesmerizing mix of color play and theory. As the transparent, colored discs revolve, the intersection of primary colors reveals the time. Aruliden’s work has been featured in MoMA exhibitions. Black IP stainless-steel case, leather band and Miyota Quartz movement. Water-resistant.
Materials and shapes are dramatically contrasted in this popular series of vases designed for MoMA by American designer Peter Hewitt. A metal band, curved to hold water and support flowers, is suspended securely within parallel walls of plated glass. This sinuous contrast of metal and glass gives resonance to everyday materials, and the stunning...