Tasty Design Treats for the Fall

What's new at the MoMA design store.

MoMA's design store just unveiled its new collection for the fall, and it's pretty great--elegant and wide ranging.

Here's a selection of our favorite offerings, all of which would fit together pretty well in a room with a black-and-white theme:

This desk and chair might look slightly familiar. That's because it's based on a famous Bauhaus designs by Thonet, which Muji then stripped down and modernized:

Bauhaus desk and chair

Tassilo von Grolman's Filiio Teapot has been reintroduced, on its 25-year anniversary. The tea stays hot thanks to a standard tealight:

Tassilo von Grolman

Hauke Murken and Sven Hansen equipped these salt and pepper shakers with wheels, so that they can be easily passed across a big table:

salt and pepper shakers

This wavy trivet, designed by Lluis Clotet for Alessi, looks pointlessly fancy, but it's actually functional: The crinkles diffuse heat, and minimize the points of contact with the table:

trivet by Lluis Clotet

Another modern take on an icon: Cedric Ragot's redesign of the classic carriage clock:

Cedric Ragot's carriage clock

Singgih Kartono's Magno Wooden Radio is hand-made in Indonesia, from sustainably-grown pine and mahogany:

Magno Wooden Radio

Hard to find anything similar: A modern humidifier, designed by Matti Walker:

modern humidifier

Perhaps the most storied design in the bunch: Joset Harwig's Bauhaus chess set from 1923. True to Bauhaus ideals, the pieces themselves were designed to show exactly how the piece moves--thus, the step in the Knight, the cross for the Bishop, the cube for the Rook, and the sphere for the Queen. A part of the MoMA's permanent collection, you used to only be able to find them at auction, for insane prices:

Bauhaus chess set

Ariel Rojo's Pig Lamp is meant to make furly CFL's actually look good--the bulb is the pig's tail:

Pig Lamp

In Japan, charcoal is a traditional air freshener. This one, designed by Kiyoshi Nishio, is made of bamboo charcoal and clay, with a honeycomb structure designed to maximize surface area, to better absorb odors:

Kiyoshi Nishio

[Images courtesy of MoMA]

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