Project Description


In 2012, I enriched my design knowledge by attending a three-year Graphic Design education program at the Art & Design College in Utrecht, the Netherlands.


As part of the third-year typography course I was asked to design a gadget for the 25th anniversary of MOMA New York. The aim was to expand our insight into 3d typography applications. We imagined that the gadget could be sold in the museum store as a memento for visitors.


After researching what MOMA was all about, I collected typographical examples of the number 25 and then folded them. My focus was on museum store products. For example, a piece of jewelry or a bookstand. I created a mind-map of all those products and concluded that MOMA lights up the hearts of visitors with design and art. Using light as a metaphor, I designed a candleholder. I researched how to solder and I sketched pipes and connecting parts.


I created a candleholder made from copper tubes. The unpolished surface gives it a noticeably rough texture. The course instructor graded my design very highly.

Project Details


Skills Needed

Craft, Product design, Concept design




Tessa Ontwerpt


MOMA New York