Thirty-two Italian designers created the first collection for Design Memorabilia. The De Gustibus Collection is a project in which the designers utilized concepts that occurred during their lifetimes. You can browse the collection here.
Above image: Salt and Pepper grinders by Piero Lissoni.
Designboom quotes project curator George M. Beylerian, stating of the set:
“the objects, set to make their debut at MoMA design store in july 2015, are envisioned as an international collection of high-designed functional objects for daily use. ‘design memorabilia’ comprises 32 utilitarian pieces that range in price from $ 12.00-$100.00, with every effort made to make them affordable to as many people as possible.
“‘the idea of design memorabilia is to bring great designs to today’s masses—not only the cognoscenti, but to new generations,’ beylerian says.‘through design memorabilia’s website and partnerships with select design stores, bookstores and department stores, consumers will now have access to sophisticated contemporary designed products created by the very best global design talent.’”
So think of the set as a crash course in Italian design history. We posted some of the finer ceramic pieces here along with biographies of the makers as they were written on the web site.
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