02 Feb Issey Miyake x Iittala Home Collection Sold At MoMA Design Store Soho
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Denise Ayado , Design & Trend
Jan, 27, 2016, 11:59 AM
(Photo : MoMA)
It’s just the start of the year, but the Museum of Modern Art’s Design store is already gearing up for a lot of new offerings for avid design enthusiasts.
First, MoMA’s Soho store will be the venue for next month’s debut of Issey Miyake’s collaboration with Iittala.
According to WWD, the Japanese fashion designer will be working together with the Scandinavian company in coming up with a home line.
Issey Miyake already has a history of working with MoMA Design Store, which carries his Bao Bao bags and Lucent bags in both online and retail locations.
(Photo : MoMA) Bao Bao Bag
His other works, such as the NE-I lampshade collection, are also featured in the museum.
(Photo : MoMA) Mendori Lamp
Iittala, on the other hand, has established its presence in the international design community after 80 years in the industry.
The Finland-based design company has collaborated with Aino and Alvar Aalto, Oiva Toika, Tapio Wirkkala, Kaj Franck, Timo Sarpaneva in the past. In recent years, Iittala has collaborated with Anu Pentinnen, Harri Koskinen and Aleksi Kuokka, among others, on their tableware and fabric collections.
On Feb. 9, a press preview will be held to formally announce the collaboration. It will be led by Irina Viippola, Iittala’s concept manager.
As of this moment, both companies declined to give more information on the upcoming collaboration.
Aside from this exciting news, another Scandinavian brand will be working with MoMA Design store once again.
By May, Scandinavian modern company HAY will be putting up more furniture pieces in the design store, including the Copenhague chair which will retail at $350.
According to Emmanuel Plat, director of merchandising, the company has established a cult following in their store.
Earlier this month, MoMA Design Store also announced its plans to expand into the Japanese market. Currently, the company has one store in Tokyo.
According to Plat, the company is also planning on adding concept shops to its existing stores in the United States, and this plan will be extended to other stores across the globe.