New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art (MoMA) is getting into the ICFF spirit by unveiling a new collection of products. “Destination NYC” is designed by new and established designers working within all five NYC boroughs, and all products are made and manufactured in the USA. They run the gamut, too, with everything from pop stools and Confettisystem party decorations to some seriously beautiful new accessory pieces.
I was taken with Leah Dumigan’s Button Stool, which is both fun and functional, and designed to allow children to take part in the threading of the seat’s buttonhole. David Barry’s Frank Wall Hook brings a colorful rabbit to any blank wall; moreover, it’s made of 16-gauge steel and can hold up to 50 pounds. Another standout from the collection is Alison Cutlan’s line of mesh bead jewelry made of hand-painted flexible mesh and filled with layers of Japanese beads. They’re stunning neck and wrist pieces that feel both natural and futuristic at the same time. There are over a hundred products in the full MoMA collection, and you can check them all out here.