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This year’s Modern Atlanta festival (with a brand new name—Atlanta Design Festival) runs June 2 to 11, with the popular Atlanta architecture tour on the second weekend. We talked with founders Elayne DeLeo and Bernard McCoy about the new name and how their mission has evolved.
We talked with Harry Bertoia's daughter Celia about her new foundation, her multi-talented father, and her upcoming visit to Atlanta.
When Modern Atlanta launched its home tour in 2007, it gave metro residents a chance to consider a design aesthetic outside of Craftsmans and Cape Cods. Since then the city has embraced contemporary architecture like never before.
Antimodern sentiment has practically vanished as the region’s attitude toward unconventional architecture has finally begun to shift. Although Atlanta is stocked with ranch-style, midcentury modern homes, locally the modern trend experienced a long lull beginning in the 1980s.
Most people associate Modern Atlanta’s annual Design Is Human event, May 30 through June 7, with cutting-edge architecture, techy seminars, and sleek furniture. But it has a softer side, too.
MA’s annual Design Is Human event, now in its ninth year, included a two-day tour of outstanding contemporary spaces throughout the city. We talked with a few of the tour’s featured architects to get their perspective on modern design and our evolving hometown.
From May 31 to June 8, Modern Atlanta presents its eighth annual Design Is Human Week, which welcomes both amateur and professional aficionados of contemporary style. Programs include the popular MA Architecture Tour of a dozen private homes and a couple of commercial spaces, as well as international product exhibitions, lectures, films, and parties.
Neighbors asked James Sarvis if he was building a Frank Lloyd Wright house. Well, no. But if the renowned architect were alive, Wright would undoubtedly appreciate this modern Buckhead home, an individualist abode tucked into a wooded street otherwise lined with fifties-era ranches.