* Designed by famed graphic designer Tibor Kalman
* On display at the Museum of Modern Art
* The perfect gift for the art lover or architect in your life
A paperweight might go against everything you read in Marie Kondo’s “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up,” but for every rule there seems to be an exception and this Architect’s Blueprint Paperweight from the late designer Tibor Kalman is one of them.
This piece and others were originally designed sometime between 1984 and 1985 by Kalman while he led the legendary design firm M&Co before his passing in 1999. M&Co came to prominence in the 80s as an edgy graphic and product design firm in New York City, with numerous notable works that are still on display and studied today.
Available from the Museum of Modern Art’s design store, this paperweight is inspired by architectural blueprints and made from a silk-screened rigid vinyl that’s “hand-crumpled” and wrapped around a steel weight. It weighs less than a pound and measures four inches in diameter. A version of this design is actually part of the Museum of Modern Art’s permanent collection.
Despite the preachings of Kondo, some of us actually have to keep some clutter, like paperwork, around. Sometimes it’s better to organize our chaos than throw it out altogether. This architect-inspired paperweight should help.
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