Now that we’re spending more time than ever at home, adding color to your living space feels like a foolproof way to lift your spirits during turbulent times. If you’re seeking colorful design objects, the MoMA Design Store’s fall/winter catalog is sure to deliver. Joyful bursts of personality abound, from glimmering acrylic side tables and Calder-esque desktop mobiles to sculptural tea kettles. Below are the items that grabbed our attention.
Our Favorite Chromatic Collectibles from the MoMA Design Store
From glimmering side tables to sculptural tea kettles, bursts of color abound.BY RYAN WADDOUPS October 05, 2020
This shape-shifting piece features transparent blue or amber acrylic panes and confidently stands as an eye-catching side table or a pull-in to keep drinks handy near a sofa.
Stow 3-Drawer File Cabinet by Poppin
Exclusive to the MoMA Design Store, this powder-coated steel cabinet stows office essentials in style with custom-color hand pulls that match the drawers’ interiors.
Trunk Pleats Bag by Issey Miyake
Tree trunks inspired the vertical lines and pleated details that define this polyester bag, which comes in 21 colors and gracefully spreads as it’s filled to create an endless variety of looks.
Multi-Color Stripe Placemat by Chilewich
To create the watery brushstrokes on this indoor-outdoor woven vinyl placemat, Sandy Chilewich photographed broad painted lines, printed them onto paper, sliced them into ribbon-like strips, and arrayed them to form a vibrant tricolor of soft-edged stripes.
Handcrafted by designer Matteo Monni using true-colored borosilicate glass, this stemware collection’s saturated chromatic hues are guaranteed to keep their luster over time.
A playful rendition of Bodum’s classic 1988 piece, this glass teapot’s stainless steel steeping cylinder and silicone-rim plunger locks tea leaves into the bottom of the filter once brewing is complete, allowing tea to be recycled for multiple uses.
Bring a dose of amusing diversion to your daily desk duties with this Calder-esque mobile whose multicolor steel-and-aluminum pieces mimic leaves swirling in the wind.
Sowden Electric Kettle by HAY
Marking the Danish brand’s initial foray into electrical appliances, this plastic and stainless steel kettle boils water within 3–5 minutes and doubles as a countertop sculpture.
Everyday Bin by Dusen Dusen
Ellen Van Dusen’s signature bold, joyful graphics reveal themselves in unexpected ways on this must-have metal trash bin.