April 19, 2012  |  MoMA Stores
Celebrating 10 Explorations of International Design with the MoMA Design Store

A modern day Silk Road of sorts, the MoMA Design Store’s Destination: Design series will celebrate its 10th exploration this year with a product collection highlighting the best in contemporary Mexican design.

The project began as an extension of the Museum’s educational mission, giving customers the opportunity to discover design concepts from around the world. For many designers, participation in Destination: Design marked their North American debut and served as a springboard for wider international recognition. The vast majority of Destination products have never been available in the United States, and several continue to be customer favorites to this day.

The series kicked off in 2005 with a celebration of design from Finland. The product collection included reissues of iconic Alvar Aalto glassware and Marimekko prints, as well as works from an exciting range of emerging designers.

The launch was met with great enthusiasm and set the stage for subsequent explorations of design themes from Denmark, Buenos Aires, Berlin, Japan, Seoul, Brazil, Portugal, Istanbul, and now Mexico.

To commemorate these 10 explorations of international design, we’ve assembled a pictorial travelogue highlighting a few favorites from our journeys. And while you’re at it, let us know your suggestions for future destinations to explore!