Art: Good Design

Is there art in a broomstick? Yes, says Manhattan's Museum of Modern Art, if it is designed both for usefulness and good looks. For the past three years, the museum has staged a kind of super shower, receiving thousands of new items of home furnishings through Chicago's Merchandise Mart, and selected a few hundred for good-design awards (signified by an orange and black label). Last week the museum exhibited the best of this year's crop.

The 400 items (chosen from a record 6,000 entries) ranged from preserve jars to crystal goblets, from plastic leaf...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!