We’re not going to name any names, but let’s just say there’s someone we know who absolutely refuses to go to a museum unless it has a good gift shop. With a fierce curatorial eye and a pared-down selection, the museum store is an often-underrated source for home decor items. So we’ve scoured our favorite museums to bring you inspired pieces from shops around the world. If you can’t make it to the museum itself, owning a piece from its store may be the next best thing.
1. Hoffman Compote: $195; Neue Galerie | 2. Bowler Hat Light: £175; Tate Shop | 3. Richard Sapper Large Black Tizio Lamp: $400; MoMA Store | 4. Magnus Lundstrum Mortar and Pestle: $80; The Shop at Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum | 5. Banded Onyx Jar: $16.99; American Museum of Natural History Shop | 6. Pineapple Candleholders: $75; The Met Store | 7. Hand-Painted Oval Platter: $100; The Guggenheim Store |