In celebration of NYCxDESIGN, we’ve teamed up with La French Tech, a booming startup ecosystem supported by the French government. As part of our ongoing commitment to exploring the latest in tech, the MoMA Design Store team collaborated with La French Tech to select over twenty of France’s most innovative new technology products.
Vaonis Stellina Smart Telescope
“Stellina is a next-generation telescope that lets you take and share pictures of the universe directly from your smartphone,” explains Cyril Dupuy, founder of Vaonis, of this compact design. “Stargazers will be able to observe and capture phenomena like the Andromeda Galaxy, the Orion Nebula, the craters of the Moon or even record a solar eclipse at the touch of a button.”
“Triby is one of the most powerful speakers in this size, with a screen to display information and the ability to remotely control your HomeKit devices,” says Serge Renouard, CEO of Invoxia, Triby’s manufacturer. “And having both Apple and Alexa features makes it more appealing to people who don’t want to be locked into just one ecosystem.”
Messages of love can be sent from anywhere in the world to LoveBox—a beechwood design made in France—and the receiver can respond by spinning the wood heart, sending a cascade of hearts to the sender’s device. “Everyone on our team has one goal: to create happiness for the end user,” says Jean Gregoire, co-founder and CEO at Lovebox. “We really want to build a bridge between technology and happiness.”
My Fabulous Storyteller is an audio storyteller that’s engineered without a screen. “With My Fabulous Storyteller, your child is given complete autonomy to be the author of their stories,” says Amélie Barral, US manager at Lunii. “Their story will play out through the toy’s internal speaker with their choices reflected in the plot.”
The 3dRudder allows you to achieve the sensations of a range of motions, from running to flying to deep-sea scuba diving. “My challenge in designing the 3dRudder was to make a VR device that would feel incredibly intuitive to anyone, from seven to 77 years old and older,” says designer Valerio Bonora. “To achieve this, I relied on our natural sense of balance that is key to our ability to stand and walk.”
“The Smart Indoor Garden allows you to grow, harvest and enjoy fresh herbs, edible flowers and small vegetables all year round,” says designer Chloé Verneuil. “Elegant and inspired by nature, the Véritable® Garden features a large growing area, but its compact dimensions will fit almost everyone’s kitchen. Its educational aspect also makes it fun for the whole family.”
“REMI is a unique combination of all that parents need to take good care of their children’s sleep habits,” says Catherine Seys, CMO and co-founder of UrbanHello. “Our own kids first gave us the initial inspiration for REMI, because they used to wake us up too early on weekends. With REMI, parents and kids have found their new sleep companion and will sleep better to enjoy family time better.”
The only audio Bluetooth headphones designed to be worn under your cap, Stereocap features interchangeable parts that can be customized to suit your personal style. “This high-tech fashion accessory is the new must-have for your dressing room, next to your favorite sneakers, eyewear and bags,” explains Francois Xavier Cazes, CEO and designer at Stereocap.