Get A Load of this New MoMA-Curated Kickstarter Collection
In honor of New York City's official citywide celebration of design (a.k.a. NYCxDESIGN), as well as a nod to the incredible influence of the crowdfunding movement, the MoMA Design Store just debuted a carefully curated collection of products that have been brought to life through Kickstarter. And considering they've passed muster with MoMA's discerning buyers, you can be certain it doesn't include any boozy accoutrements, genitalia neckties, or other similar fratboy vanity projects, as exciting as they may be.
Marking the first time Kickstarter has partnered with a retailer, the line features 24 diverse products from 20 different designers, including everything from watches and bike accessories to electronics and home decor. And the best part? Unlike contributing to a Kickstarter campaign, you don't have to wait for them to go into production — they're ready to take home. Here's a taste.
Impossible Instant Lab, The Impossible Project, 2014 - $199
Bicycle Frame Handle, Geoffrey Frankling, 2014 - $45
Carpenter Watch, Lorenzo Buffa, 2013 - $150
Bulbing Lamp, Nir Chehanowski, 2013 - $120
Musguard Rollable Bicycle Fender, Jurij Lozic, 2013 - $30
JIX Construction Toy, Patrick Martinez, 2012 - $20
Joe McGauley is a senior editor at Supercompressor, and believes the Dick Tie was cheated out of a place in the collection.