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Brief Published: 8 Jun 2012

MoMA Design Store: Destination Mexico


The New York Museum of Modern Art’s (MoMA) Design Store celebrates the 10th edition of its Destination: Design programme with a collection celebrating the best in contemporary Mexican design, called Destination Mexico.

The selection includes more than 150 products consisting of tableware, small furniture items, jewellery and stationery goods from 60 Mexican or Mexico-based designers. Offering contemporary interpretations of classic Mexican themes, the collection also highlights the use of locally sourced, recycled materials and waste-reducing techniques often considered integral to Mexican manufacturing.

Kathy Thornton-Bias, president of the retail division at MoMA, said it was a natural fit. “MoMA has a longstanding relationship with Mexico dating back to the museum’s earliest days, including a Diego Rivera exhibition that set attendance records in 1931 and 1932.”

Destination Mexico emphasises the importance of studios and collectives working to create employment in smaller villages and support local craft traditions. Look to our Nomad Interiors S/S 2013 Industry Trend for a sense of these global artistic communities with an aesthetic appreciation for diverse cultures.

MoMA Design Store