SAN FRANCISCO, CA (March 23, 2016)—The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) Museum Store will feature a suite of exclusive jewelry collections designed by three architects and an industrial designer, all women, based on the architecture and design details of the new SFMOMA.
In celebration of the museum’s opening on May 14, the Museum Store commissioned Marion Cage McCollam, Andrea Panico, Alice Roche and Diana Schimmel to design jewelry capsule collections inspired by the façade of the Snøhetta-designed expansion, the museum’s new living wall, the iconic oculus of the original Mario Botta–designed building and the view of the new SFMOMA in the San Francisco city skyline. Sold exclusively through the SFMOMA Museum Store, the architectural jewelry pieces will range from $45 to $750 and include a variety of bracelets, earrings, necklaces and rings.
“We are thrilled to introduce these exceptional jewelry collections to the SFMOMA Museum Store,” said Jana Machin, SFMOMA Museum Store director. “It has been a fascinating process to see each designer interpret architectural elements of the new museum into wearable pieces of art and architecture.”
Design motifs inspired by the architecture of the expanded museum’s façade and new living wall are prominently featured in the collections. The façade, influenced in part by the fog and waters of the San Francisco Bay, comprises more than 700 uniquely-shaped FRP (fiberglass-reinforced polymer) panels affixed to a curtain-wall system to create rippling horizontal bands that appear to shift in appearance with the changing light.
In addition to the unique façade, the new SFMOMA also features the largest living wall in the United States, which provides the background for the Pat and Bill Wilson Sculpture Terrace. With 16,000 plants, including 24 native plant species, the living wall is an ever-changing work of natural art supported with a recycled water system.