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In a 1957 Time magazine article, the iconic German architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe famously said of furniture made by architects: “A chair is a very difficult object. A skyscraper is almost easier. That is why Chippendale is famous.” That’s why, when Atlanta architect Jonathon Quinn decided to become a furniture maker, he started with a chair.
Butterfly chairs come in eight faux furs, from mink to Mongolian lamb. The Devyn Tufted Tête-à-Tête bed has upholstered head- and footboards for gab fests.
Of all the iconic midcentury modern masters, only Jens Risom is still living. So when Design Within Reach offered Chris Hardy a chance to meet the almost-centenarian, the 31-year-old Atlanta furniture designer eagerly jumped on a plane to visit Risom at his home in Connecticut.
The best way to keep houseguests self-sufficient is to give them their own enticing space, says Brian Patrick Flynn. The quippy designer for HGTV’s Urban Oasis 2015 lives in Atlanta but regularly escapes to a wooded home in Ellijay that he shares with partner Hollis Smith, who has his own challenging schedule as part of the costume department for The Walking Dead.
There's nothing timid about this summer's muted hues of pink, blue, lilac and more.
Not long ago, the area west of Howell Mill Road was a true industrial district, with just a couple of fabric stores to draw suburban shoppers.
The monthly Basement Market combines the store’s regular merchandise with one-day-only treasures. For decorators, vintage furniture collectors, or scouts for TV and movie sets, it’s an appointment to keep each month.