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May 8, 2012

Last week, the MoMA Design Store in New York launched the latest installment in its Destination: Design series. Available only through June, Destination: Mexico is a limited-availability product collection featuring approximately 150 products by emerging Mexican designers, including home accessories, furniture, paper goods, and jewelry. Many of the products reimagine typical Mexican materials and techniques—such as a pre-Columbian-style pitcher rendered in polyester resin and a chair woven with ancient Mayan techniques that utilizes zinc-galvanized PVC string. The product collection focuses on designers who source local, recycled, and organic materials, and use production techniques that minimize waste. Many items are also produced with collectives who aim to create an opportunity for employment in small, rural villages and support the teaching of traditional crafts to a new generation. Here, a peek at some of our favorite finds from the collection, which is currently available for purchase on MoMAstore.org and in the MoMA Design stores in New York, Japan, and Korea.

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The colorful plastic mesh Foldable Chair, designed by Andrés Lhima ($85) is meant to be filled with paper, plastic bottles, fallen leaves, plastic bags, clothes, or other disposable scraps.
The colorful plastic mesh Foldable Chair, designed by Andrés Lhima ($85) is meant to be filled with paper, plastic bottles, fallen leaves, plastic bags, clothes, or other disposable scraps.
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The Tripod Cup ($28) was designed by Tony Moxham and Mauricio Paniagua and inspired by ancient Mayan and Aztec design.
The Tripod Cup ($28) was designed by Tony Moxham and Mauricio Paniagua and inspired by ancient Mayan and Aztec design.
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The colorful Pirueta Table ($750) is made of hand-painted and enameled Mexican white pine and inspired by children's toys. The designers are Paulina Gonzalez-Ortega and Andres Ocejo.
The colorful Pirueta Table ($750) is made of hand-painted and enameled Mexican white pine and inspired by children's toys. The designers are Paulina Gonzalez-Ortega and Andres Ocejo.
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A recent collaboration between Paulina Gonzalez-Ortega and Amaya Gutierrez,  the wall-mounted Perchero Coat Hanger ($275) is movable and re-arrangeable.
A recent collaboration between Paulina Gonzalez-Ortega and Amaya Gutierrez, the wall-mounted Perchero Coat Hanger ($275) is movable and re-arrangeable.
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The birch plywood Miss Susan ($175), a mod take on a lazy susan, was designed by Cecilia León de la Barra last year.
The birch plywood Miss Susan ($175), a mod take on a lazy susan, was designed by Cecilia León de la Barra last year.
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This rectangular maple Lago Bowl by Moises Hernandez ($175), inset with black stretchy fabric, is one of the chicest fruit bowls we've seen.
This rectangular maple Lago Bowl by Moises Hernandez ($175), inset with black stretchy fabric, is one of the chicest fruit bowls we've seen.
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The Hanging Lamp, by Rodrigo Alegre and Carlos Acosta, is made from rubber cord and can be hung from a ceiling with an eye bolt.
The Hanging Lamp, by Rodrigo Alegre and Carlos Acosta, is made from rubber cord and can be hung from a ceiling with an eye bolt.
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We love these sand-cast powder-coated aluminum Fuego Lento trivets, designed by Liliana Ovalle ($125). You get three and they can nest inside each other.
We love these sand-cast powder-coated aluminum Fuego Lento trivets, designed by Liliana Ovalle ($125). You get three and they can nest inside each other.
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The energy-saving Flaca (meaning Skinny) LED light ($75), designed by Masiosare Studio, is a flat, tri-fold sheet of stainless steel that can be bent to reach any height up to fourteen inches.
The energy-saving Flaca (meaning Skinny) LED light ($75), designed by Masiosare Studio, is a flat, tri-fold sheet of stainless steel that can be bent to reach any height up to fourteen inches.
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The blown-glass Ba Tumbler by Bernardo Gomez Pimienta ($24) has a bluish tint and a playful shape that fits comfortably in one's hand.
The blown-glass Ba Tumbler by Bernardo Gomez Pimienta ($24) has a bluish tint and a playful shape that fits comfortably in one's hand.
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The colorful plastic mesh Foldable Chair, designed by Andrés Lhima ($85) is meant to be filled with paper, plastic bottles, fallen leaves, plastic bags, clothes, or other disposable scraps.
The colorful plastic mesh Foldable Chair, designed by Andrés Lhima ($85) is meant to be filled with paper, plastic bottles, fallen leaves, plastic bags, clothes, or other disposable scraps.

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