Museum-Inspired Home Décor
Select Licensing Products Now Available at Museum Shops
The Museum of New Mexico Foundation’s Shops and Licensing departments have joined forces to offer several museum-inspired home décor products at two of the Foundation’s four Santa Fe-based Museum Shops and online—under the “Home” heading—at shopmuseum.org.
It’s the first time that museum members and visitors will have the opportunity to directly purchase products developed through the Foundation’s licensing program, which partners with manufacturers worldwide to create culturally appropriate museum-inspired collections. Typically, these products are sold wholesale to retailers rather than directly to consumers. Program revenues benefit the Foundation.
The shops at the Museum of International Folk Art and New Mexico History Museum will display and ship several key products designed and developed by two current licensees, Woven (formerly Selamat Designs) and Studio A|Home.
Available from Woven is the Convergence credenza (offered in black and natural), which is broadly inspired by applied wood designs on furniture and doors in the collections at the folk art and history museums. Woven’s Sestino pendant lamps, inspired by basketry from the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, are also on offer. For those looking for elegant decorative accessories, Studio A|Home developed a variety of objects inspired by collections of the Folk Art and Indian Art museums.
The products arrived in the Museum Shops the third week of January to coincide with the 25th anniversary of the International Interior Design Association Industry Roundtable, a convening in Santa Fe of 65 designers and manufacturers from around the world. At the end of the meeting, the designers enjoyed private tours of the textile collections at the Museum of International Folk Art and the pottery, basketry and textile collections at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture.
For information about licensing, contact Pamela Kelly at Pamela@museumfoundation.org or 505.216.0614.
This article and images are from the Museum of New Mexico Foundation’s Member News Spring 2023.