We got a special glimpse at the MoMA Store Fall Collection, and there's plenty of style cookin' for the kitchen and tabletop at this design retail powerhouse. Lots of technology breathing new life and edge to traditional materials, shapes and motifs. These items aren't even on the MoMA Store site but will be appearing and available soon...
Black Lace Bowl
Not your mother's doily. Designed by Talila Abraham, 2006, these bowls merge retro elegance with modern technology. Inspired by traditional lace and handcrafted of stainless steel using advanced metal-processing techniques. Each piece is uniquely shaped, structured, and one-of-a-kind. Made in Israel. $98.
Flowers Placemats and Coasters
Gabrielle Lewin, 2007
Lasers reveal a Toord Boontje-esque floral story in these felt placemats. Red and black are exclusive to MoMA. Wipe clean. Set of 4 placemats, $32. Set of 4 coasters, $10.
Nambé Casserole with Lid
Alloy, matey! Sculptural and functional, modern and traditional, table and oven. Two-quart capacity casserole dish with cover, made from lustrous and slightly mysterious "Nambé alloy." Made in the USA. $230.
Tulip Espresso Cups
Dezsö Ekler, 2007
Get your daily rocket fuel from elegant cups informed by nature and delicately crafted from pure bone china. Made in Italy (where they take their art and their Espresso molto serioso) by Alessi, set of two for $76.
Wine Bottle with Glass
Claudio Colucci, 2001
While the actual function is a tiny bit mysterious, this object is "pour" poetry and a great gift for the vintner on your gift list. This wine glass-within-a –bottle is made from one piece of hand-blown glass. And despite its artful form, it's dishwasher safe. Made in Romania, one of the world's glass capitals. 15 oz capacity, $95.
- Patrick (the other one)