MoMA Modern Play House and Family

May 15, 2010

Chronicle Books, publisher of the MoMA Modern Play House and Family, asked me to lend a hand in designing this unique children’s toy for the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

Four possible play house combinations. The family is visible in the upper right arrangement.

The play house consists of a set of modular nesting boxes with walls, flooring, furniture, lighting and other home accessories to create any number of modern space arrangements. My input focused on developing the family of five figures that inhabit the space with over 150 mix-and-match vinyl cling clothes, a cat, a dog, and a doghouse.

MoMA Modern Play House’s principal designers were Chronicle Books creative director Michael Carabetta and children’s design director Kristine Brogno. The product was released on May 5 and is part of the MoMA Modern Kids collection.