We are beyond honored to be featured in the brand new MoMA Wholesale Catalog in the form of an entire spread devoted to the projects produced as a result of MoMA's 4-year-long collaboration with SVA's Products of Design program. (Last year one of our students' projects was featured on the cover!)
Featured in the spread are all delightful products from Products of Design students and (now) alumni. Enjoy them below!
Potholder and coaster set, available in two colorways, $40, early 2018 release
Forney's tic-tac-toe–inspired trivets—the small stands that keep hot pans and pots from scorching tables—embody the whimsical and fun-loving aspects of the MoMA brand, reimagining what might normally be considered drab, utilitarian kitchen items as the building blocks of a beloved childhood game.
Geo Stacking Coasters
Set of six coasters, $28
Not only were these colorful coasters—ridged with interlocking geometric shapes and made with dishwasher-safe silicone—the first MFA Products of Design idea to make it across the development finish line, they were also featured prominently on the front and back covers of MoMA Wholesale’s winter 2017 catalog. Having been told MoMA was interested in tabletop items, Khunprasert arrived at her concept obliquely, drawing abstract shapes and then imagining possible materials with which they could be made and functions for them to fulfill.
Divine Proportion Bottle Opener
Bottle opener, $18
Pipson's opener offers convenience, functionality and durability: Made of sturdy brushed brass, its credit-card size and slimness allows for wallet storage. Its real appeal to aesthetes, however, may be its clever use of the so-called golden spiral, an age-old touchstone for classically proportioned compositions and designs. "Instead of using the spiral as a tool to find or define perfect proportions," he says, "I wanted to find functional moments within the spiral's geometry." By cutting out the spiral's curve as contained within a square, Pipson found he had an ideal lever for prying off bottle caps.
Oscar de la Hera Gomez
Spinning paperweight, $48
De la Hera Gomez's spinner, introduced by MoMA Wholesale last fall, is made of bone china and engraved with overlapping spiral patterns, which create a hypnotic optical effect when set in motion. The idea, he says, was to create a desktop item that encourages meditative work breaks for users to clear their thoughts and refocus their attention.
8.25-ounce glass, $16
A one-size-fits-all mug, the Multi-ccino features marks indicating the proper measurements of ingredients for six espresso and coffee drinks—from the simple single shot to the more elaborate cappuccino (equal parts espresso, steamed milk and foamed milk).
Ambi Chopstick Set
Oscar de la Hera Gomez
Chopsticks and chopstick holder, $32, early 2018 release
"Disposable chopsticks are terribly wasteful," de la Hera Gomez says, "but everlasting ones are hard to keep in pairs." His Ambi set, which pairs durable, wenge chopsticks with a leaf-shaped silicone holder, seeks to solve that problem. As a bonus, the holder—which comes in two shades of green, yellow and red—doubles as a tabletop place setting for the sticks.