WHITE GOLD - A FRAGILE ECCENTRICITY, was an exhibition of extraordinary figurines, tableware, anddecorative and religious objects, designed in the 18th Century by master Rococo sculptor Franz Anton Bustelli, and still produced today by arguably the world’s greatest porcelain manufactory, Porzellan- Manufaktor Nymphenburg, Munich, Germany.
The exhibition was highly provocative, seen almost as a threat to the prevalent foothold of Modernism in design and architecture. In a review for The New York Times, written by Julie V. Iovine and published May 25, 2000, the journalist characterized Moss’s introduction of figurative, patterned, fragile ‘eccentricities’ into his heretofore Modernist world as “…a gesture that could be interpreted as either the last straw for minimalism or an inspired embrace of refined product design.”