SVA MA Design Research

SVA MA Design Research, Writing & Criticism1 is a one-year graduate program2
devoted to the study of design, its contexts & consequences.
Our graduates have gone on to pursue research-related careers in publishing, education, museums, institutes, design practice, entrepreneurship, & more.3

  1. Formerly known as D-Crit
  2. About the program
  3. Applications accepted on a rolling basis. All successful candidates awarded a significant scholarship!
SVA MA Design Research

136 W 21st St, 2nd Floor

New York, NY 10011





(212) 592-2228

Murray Moss – SVA MA Design Research

Murray Moss is a curator, retailer, design consultant, and the founder of Moss Bureau, a design consultancy offering curatorial and interior design services, as well as a curated selection of objects, furniture and limited-edition studio works. Between 1994 and 2012 Moss was the founder and creative mind behind the Moss design gallery, in New York’s SoHo district. During these 18 years, Moss conceived and curated over 100 highly influential exhibitions, at Moss as well as other venues, including the Victoria & Albert Museum, London, and the Museum fur Angewandte Kunst, Frankfurt. Moss has served on the Boards of the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum and the Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS (DIFFA). Moss has been acknowledged through numerous awards in his field, including the 2002 Chrysler Design Award, Russel Wright Award, House Beautiful’s 2000 Giants of Design Award, and Metropolitan Home’s 2004 Modernism Award. In 2007 he was inducted into Interior Design Magazine’s Hall of Fame. He is the author of several  books published by Rizzoli, including Baccarat: Two Hundred and Fifty Years, and Georg Jensen: Reflections, to be released in October 2014. In Spring 2014 August Editions published a limited edition monograph, Tertium Quid, on Moss’ extensive collection of vintage press photography.

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