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Dune @MoMA

Moma entrance 'unity' seating_facing south-600-xxx

The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) selected American designer Richard Shemtov to design their new public seating for the entire ground floor of the museum lobby.


Richard was commissioned directly by MoMA for the difficult task of designing custom  site specific seating to accommodate the museum’s 10,000+ daily visitors. As the acting CEO and founder of Dune a leading contemporary furniture company, he was also entrusted with the prototype development and execution of the final collection which has now been installed at MoMA.


His groundbreaking new design, titled “UNITY”, is a sculptural form that is modular, non-directional and when multiplied creates endless configurations. ”For this project, the last thing I wanted to do was to create a distracting design that would compete with the artwork for attention.” says Shemtov.  

Moma ground fl facing north 'unity' seaing-600-xxx
Moma aerial view of lobby 'unity' seating-600-xxx
Moma main lobby 'unity' seating facing entrance-600-xxx