It seeks to improve how we live day to day. MA09 Design is Human will showcase the best in Atlanta's contemporary culture and open the community's eyes to great ideas and international trends.
Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) April 10, 2009
Atlanta becomes an international destination celebrating innovative, multi-disciplinary design May 12 through 17, 2009 as Modern Atlanta (MA) launches MA09 Design is Human featuring a series of educational events with leaders in the fields of design and architecture and culminating in its signature tour of contemporary Atlanta-area residences for more than 4,000 guests.
Co-Founders Bernard McCoy and Elayne DeLeo launched MA in 2007 bringing together an array of design enthusiasts who understand the power of pioneering thinking as it applies to architecture, design, communication and the human perspective. Among the series of MA09 Design is Human events, expect a launch party and mixer at White Provision featuring architect models and renderings and works by local furniture designers; an Italian-inspired fashion-forward fundraiser for CARE featuring Milan-based painter Marco Grassi, fashions by Jeffrey and iconic furniture from Zanotta; an international film series including a movie by Rem Koolhaus at the High Museum of Art; an evening with Architect Anthony Ames, an engagement with Marcus Hewitt, the Founder and Chief Creative Officer of the world-wide branding and design agency Dragon Rouge, a book signing and product launch with internationally renown designer Clodagh, showroom events at SieMatic, Poggenpohl, bulthaup, DEX Studio and others; and a panel discussion on "Craftdesign" with Metropolitan Home's creative director Linda O'Keeffe.
Architects whose residential designs will be featured on the May 16 and 17 Modern Homes Tour include TaC Studios, bldgs, Dencity, Joel Turkel, Robert Cain and Bill Carpenter to name a few. Architectural styles range from the classic postmodern to the state-of-the-art contemporary, including a special preview of Harrison Design Associates' exclusive residence in The Mansion. The self-guided tour showcases more than a dozen exemplary examples for living modern through lifestyle, architecture, interior design and landscaping. A full listing of events and details are available on the MA website at http://www.modern-atlanta.org.
"Modern design resonates because it is a human endeavor that is universal," says McCoy. "It seeks to improve how we live day to day. MA09 Design is Human will showcase the best in Atlanta's contemporary culture and open the community's eyes to great ideas and international trends."
Tickets to the May 16 and 17 MA09 Modern Home Tour are $35 per person for a two-day pass. The MA launch party and Modern Design Exhibition at White Provision is $10 for entrance, or free entrance with purchase of home tour tickets. MA'ology Italian design evening benefiting CARE at White Provision is $20 for entrance. Tickets are available at http://www.modern-atlanta.org and at participating MA09 showrooms beginning March 30.