246 and Counting

Exhibition Recent Acquisitions San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Curated by Henry Urbach Helen Hilton Raiser Curator of Architecture and Design

SFMOMA
San Francisco CA,
July 10th – January 4th




Four objects from CITIZEN:Citizen are on show during this exhibition, they were presented to the SFMOMA’s accessions committee last year and were selected for the permanent collection. The objects chosen were the concrete doorstop cast from an Alvar Aalto Savoy vase which is unceremoniously smashed to release the form, entitled Doorstop designed by Tobias Wong. CITIZEN:Citizen produced 10 as a limited edition. Cokespoon #1 a solid bronze cast of the ubiquitous Bic pen cap which is then copper and gold plated designed by Tobias Wong and Just Another Rich Kid. Cokespoon #2 a solid bronze cast of the 1980’s McDonalds coffee stirer which is then copper and then gold plated designed by Tobias Wong and Just Another Rich Kid. The rich history of this piece can be read about here. The fourth and last piece being Swizzlestick also designed by Tobias Wong and Just Another Rich Kid which comes from a solid bronze casting of a Playboy drinks stirrer which is coper and then gold plated.

After only three years in business we’re very proud to be included within the permanant collection of one of the worlds most respected museums. We’re gratefull to be working with such creative and thoughtful people as Tobias Wong, proud to be part of the collection, and grateful for a new approach to the objects in our lives, we’re at a time where we looking more closely to the things in our lives and how we value them, Henry Urbach and the SFMOMA are leading the way. 246 and Counting a two-year timeline of pivotal objects in design that have not only shaped the world we live in, but also the lens through which we experience it is curated by Henry Urbach, formally the owner of the NY based eponymous architecture gallery has for the last two years being developing a new curatorial viewpoint for the SFMOMA’s architecture and design department.


Philip Wood at SFMOMA image courtesy Gregory Goode


Philip Wood at SFMOMA image courtesy Gregory Goode


Ken Miller, Henry Urbach and Philip Wood at SFMOMA
image courtesy Gregory Goode


Four CITIZEN:Citizen products on display at SFMOMA,
image courtesy Gregory Goode


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