MoMA Exclusive: Conceived by postmodern, NYC-based designer Nicolai Canetti in 1984, the PrismArt Object Toy is an interactive cube composed of 12 acrylic prism blocks in six different translucent colors, which sit on a clear, solid acrylic base. The blocks are movable and rearrangeable into various patterns, each creating a unique and endless display of colors that change based on the lighting in your space. Blurring the lines between a puzzle and an objet d’art, the PrismArt Object Toy is an engaging and mood-lifting visual design for your desk, making it an attractive conversation piece. The PrismArt Object Toy measures 7.5h x 6.5w x 3.5”d. Postmodern designs are represented in MoMA’s collection.
Size7.5h x 6.5w x 3.5"d
Year of Design1984
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Known for his postmodern and Memphis-style designs, Canetti founded his design consulting firm in NYC in 1980. During the 1980s and '90s, he played a pivotal role in bringing postmodern design into people's homes. In 1994, he conceived the first magnetic picture frame—a “frameless frame” that does not detract from the photos or objects being displayed. Besides being a designer, Canetti is an accomplished photographer, publishing over 15 books of his work.Shop Nicolai Canetti Designs
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