When it comes time for holiday shopping, I always love buying design-related gifts to all of my loved ones. This year, I found beautiful tableware at MoMA store, from a new venture, Design Memorabilia, founded by a man who is a design icon himself. George Beylerian, curator, collector, entrepreneur, and a speaker has been a part of the American design world for the past five decades, and he is the brain behind this new company. Fonder of the famed Material ConneXion, the world’s largest materials resource library, Beylerian sought to make fine design available to everyone, and so he selected tabletop design by thirty two notable designers, all of whom are/were either Italian or have worked in Italy. Among the pieces included in the series are square bowls by Ettore Sottsass (designed in 1958); Cake stand by Anna Castellie Ferrieri (designed in 1991); Profile Vase by Andrea Branzi; and Trio Bud Vases by Angelo Mangiarotti, just to name a few of the objects in Design Memorabilia. Above: Tongue Hook by Jonathan De Pas, Donato D’ Urbino, Paolo Lomazzi.