The Applause Machines can soon be seen at Moss in New York.
Nick and I both think Moss is one of the best design stores in the world, although it's much more than that.
Here is what the Icon magazine team say about Moss and it's owner Murray Moss.
New York’s Moss store in Soho is probably the most important design shop in the world. Part emporium, part gallery and part museum, it contains a constantly shifting selection of cutting-edge design classics and antiques.
It’s owner, Murray Moss, is a gifted and intuitive retailer who refreshingly doesn’t give a damn about fads or trends but has an unerring eye for the beautiful and a canny head for deal-making. Moss is a trustee of the Cooper-Hewitt, the National Design Museum and the Smithsonian Institution and has the ear of just about every key figure in the world of design.
He is the bridge between the vibrant European scene and the staid but huge American market, and often gives overseas designers (most recently Maarten Baas and Tord Boontje) their first big break.
Moss’ store is extremely highbrow yet can still laugh at itself. Despite the reverential atmosphere, the shop sells “do not touch” T-shirts, acknowledging the paradox of forbidding contact with furniture.
We are a creative label, based in both the UK and The Netherlands, whose intention is to design and manufacture beautifully crafted kinetic objects that engage, and evoke a sense of play and nostalgia.