MoMA consistently aspires to connect the art and design within its walls to the greater community that supports it. Both the Young Architects Program held at MoMA PS1 and the recent introduction of the Art Lab iPad app aim to showcase the burgeoning talent of some under-the-radar individuals from across the nation. An artist or designer featured in the museum, or through any number of its affiliate organizations, automatically wins an unparalleled opportunity to reach perhaps the most diverse audience in the modern art world. With the equally beloved MoMA Design Store, MoMA translates the work it curates to accessible products, bringing the experience well beyond the organization's reach and into the home.
Now the MoMA Design Store brings the spirit of their community initiative home to NYC with an open call to designers hailing from the five boroughs to submit work for a 2013 product collection. Anything from household items to kids' toys to the freshest in accessory and furniture design is welcome for submission, so long as items are near or close to the production stage, manufactured within the continental US and can be shipped to MoMA in salable condition.
If you're an NYC-based designer, or have friends who are, visit the store's Facebook Page for more information.