New York MoMA's Next Design Store's Destination
October 5, 2012,
NEW YORK-New York City will be the next region highlighted in MoMA's eleventh Destination: Design series, a program of the MoMA Design Store. The product collection, slated to be the largest of all of the Destination: Design series, will be available in stores and online May 2013.
"We've been a longtime champion of local design and have scouted talent in our own backyard since the MoMA Design Store's earliest days," said Kathy Thornton-Bias, president of MoMA's retail division. "We've never been more impressed with the creativity and innovation happening today in the five boroughs and wanted to emphasize the city's talents with a dedicated product collection."
"Destination: Design reflects the Museum's mission to educate the public about modern art and good design. We've traveled the world to introduce shoppers to the latest and most innovative design concepts from regions such as Mexico, Istanbul, Portugal, Japan, Seoul, Brazil and Finland," said Thornton-Bias. "Now, we're showing the world what we have to offer and are making many discoveries about contemporary design in New York City and American manufacturing in the process."
Antonelli added, "In New York City, we are fortunate to be surrounded by design that represents a wide range of backgrounds, ideas and passions. We're thrilled to offer a direct connection to these designers through Destination: NYC, and hope the project will inspire both New Yorkers and guests to think critically about innovative design and its role in our everyday life."
Destination: NYC is made possible by the support of the International Contemporary Furniture Fair.