MoMA prides itself on being the first art museum to establish a curatorial department for architecture and design in 1932. Later, the MoMA Design Store was founded to extend the museum’s mission by defining and promoting good design. But in recent years, thanks to its excellent selection of new and iconic designs from around the world, the store has become a destination in its own right for innovative gifts, fashion, and home accessories.
Top gift picks
We've gone through our coffers and picked some hidden gems in a huge range of categories — from furniture to accessories — to serve as a little design inspiration for 2012. Now's your chance to pick these items up at wallet-friendly prices.
If you love to entertain during the holidays, then you can appreciate how a set of champagne flutes, a surplus of platters, and matching napkins and rings can magically pull an evening together. This tabletop sale offers all of this and more, including elegant sets of coasters, salad servers, and stylish tumblers (should the party continue after-hours).
If you love to entertain, you owe it to yourself (and to your guests) to do it with beautiful, functional objects, whether it’s a well-shaped tumbler or a modern hors d’oeuvres set. Then, after dinner, why not extend the festive mood by topping off some elegant cordial glasses? Or, for a modern twist on high tea, try pairing the porcelain tea tray from the MoMA Design Store with tablecloths by Beauville Designs.