Calling all NYC Designers

The MoMA Design Store on 53 St. in New York City.

Want a chance to be in the Museum of Modern Art? Well, the MoMA Design Store at least. If you are a talented designer based in one of New York City’s five boroughs, then the design store’s open call may just be for you. The store is inviting local New York City designers to submit items for a product collection launching next year. “In addition to working with designers from around the world, the MoMA Design Store has also been a longtime champion of local design right here in our own backyard,” Kathy Thornton-Bias, president of MoMA’s retail division. “We’re proud that many of the designers we’ve nurtured over the years have gone on to achieve incredible success at home and abroad.”

The store is looking for submissions from a wide range of product categories including: home (tabletop, kitchen, home textiles, desk, gadgets/tools), paper (note cards, postcards, journals), kids’ games and toys, personal accessories (bags, jewelry, scarves, wallets, pouches, and other small accessories), furniture (wall clocks, stools, lighting), and books. However, the MoMA Design Store also encourages designers to submit items that fall outside these categories. For submissions to be considered, products must be already, or soon-to-be, in production, manufactured in the continental United States, and able to be delivered to MoMA in saleable condition.

“The open call process was created to make ourselves as accessible as possible to emerging and established designers who represent the diversity, passion, and talent of New York City’s creative community,” says Thornton-Bias. For submissions to be considered, products must be already, or soon-to-be, in production, manufactured in the continental United States, and able to be delivered to MoMA in saleable condition. Interested designers should visit MoMAstore.org/NYC for additional information.

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