Got MUJI? If not, you will soon. The opening last week of a MUJI store-within-a-store at the Museum of Modern Art was a great day for great design. Discerning design geeks already adore MUJI, the “brand-free” Japanese brand that creates elegant, streamlined, delightfully practical products, ranging from scissors to CD players to concept cars. Their secret? Along with in-house talent, MUJI recruits celebrity designers for specific products. And while the identities of said celebrities are closely guarded, we suspect the involvement of more than one TEDster …
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We’re thrilled to announce: TED is one of the 2013 winners of the National Design Awards, given by the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt. The National Design Awards celebrate design “as a vital humanistic tool in shaping the world” — which is how we feel about it too. Great design, like great writing and great speaking, is a […]
Whether you’re surveying a new season of design offerings, or simply considering a new set of spoons, you might find yourself wondering: WWMMD? What would Murray Moss Do? Moss (TED2002) curates one of the world’s great collections of inspired objets in his eponymous SoHo store. You’ll get a sense of where he’s heading from this […]