HOBERMAN - Transformable design
MoMA adds Hoberman Sphere to its Collection
The Hoberman Sphere, created in 1991, and in production as a toy since 1995, is considered by many to be an icon of contemporary product design. The ‘design classic’ title is now official; The Museum of Modern Art has added the Hoberman Sphere to its collection. For insight into MoMA's criteria for new acquisitions, click here to read about the selection process as described by MoMA curator, Paola Antonelli.

The Hoberman Sphere is currently on view in the MoMA exhibition ‘Action! Design Over Time.’

The exhibition investigates the dimension of time in human-made objects, products and interfaces, with the aim of providing a deeper understanding of contemporary design. Action! is curated by Paola Antonelli, also curator of the 2009 exhibition 'Design and the Elastic Mind,' for which Hoberman’s Emergent Surface sculpture was commissioned.

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