From Friday, June 1 through Sunday, June 10, Modern Atlanta will host MA12 “Design is Human”, a series of events celebrating international design excellence and creative culture. For the fifth year in a row, MA12 establishes Atlanta as the design hub of the Southeastern United States and a sought-after destination for international design.
MA12 features a citywide series of programs, including a tour of homes, that highlights design excellence in many areas of life: architecture, interior design, visual arts, and social responsibility.
Many of the key events related to “Design is Human” are taking place within Buckhead, including:
Design Within Reach Panel with President and CEO John Edelman / “The Rise of Modern in a Southern-Traditional Market”.
When: Tuesday, June 5, 2012 / 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Venue: Design Within Reach
2451 Peachtree Road Northeast
Atlanta, GA 30305
Topics for the panel include:
- The growth and popularity of this style in popular culture (movies, TV, photo styling)
- A Modern Attraction: the psychological connection between ‘that’ and said owner
- Living with the classics (new and old)
- Buying disposable furniture vs. buying furniture to last
2012 MA Design Exhibition Home Tour Launch Event
When: Friday, June 8, 2012 / 6:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Venue: Terminus 2, 4th floor
3280 Peachtree Road Northeast
Atlanta, GA 30305
Features exhibitions and panel discussions; architecture models and renderings from some of Atlanta’s and the southeast region’s best architecture and interior studios; experimental work from our academic institutions; and exciting products for the home from emerging and established international brands. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.
Tickets are $10.00 at the door, or free with MA Home Tour Ticket Purchase/Pass ($35.00 regular attendees or $25.00 students). Tickets can be purchased online or at one of MA’s ticket outlets.
MA Home Tour
When: Saturday, June 9, 10am – 4pm
Multiple Locations in and around Atlanta
Since 2007, Modern Atlanta Home Tour has featured homes with bold, contemporary architecture and design. The tour examines the full vernacular of modern residential design currently as seen in Atlanta, from the cutting-edge with the use of new sustainable materials and digital technology, all the way back to the post-modern era when architecture was inspired by the works of Frank Lloyd Wright and Charles and Ray Eames.
Those taking the tour will also witness thoughtful architects bringing their passion for contemporary excellence into the interiors of more traditional homes with some amazing results; and fine examples of conversion-projects adapted to individual taste and the relevant concerns and needs of today’s demanding contemporary lifestyle.
Tickets are $35 and include home tour attendance for Saturday, June 2 (Athens homes), Saturday, June 9 and Sunday June 10 in Atlanta, and entrance to the Design Is Human Design Exhibition and Home Tour Launch event on June 8.
Tickets can be purchased at the Design Exhibition and Home Tour Launch event, online at www.modern-atlanta.org, and at select MA ticket outlets all around Atlanta. All ticket holders also receive a copy of the big and beautiful Armchair-designed 2012 edition of Design Is Human publication/ MA Home Tour Guide. Students pay $25.
Notes MA Founder Bernard McCoy, “MA is focused on presenting and assembling in Atlanta the best design practices, products, and ideas in architecture and design, furnishings, materials, and innovation. Everything is connected.”
Modern Atlanta was created in 2007 by McCoy and Elayne DeLeo, MA Co-Founder and Event Director. MA’s 2011 program attracted a total of more than 4,000 visitors.
For a complete listing of events visit www.modern-atlanta.org.