This is the sixth year in a row for Modern Atlanta to share bold ideas and showcase innovative design and desirable products from established and emerging brands and designers from the U.S., Europe and emerging markets in Asia and Africa. By focusing on Atlanta as the design hub of the Southeast, Modern Atlanta and its partners and supporters raise the bar for the city that is on the verge of becoming a sought-after destination to the international design community.
Founded six years ago by Bernard McCoy and Elayne DeLeo, now its program director, Modern Atlanta continues to grow in scope and popularity.
“Bernard and I are thrilled that MA has grown from its first Modern Home tour to what it has become today, a weeklong series of high quality events, many of them free, featuring talks, panel discussions, product launches and more, along with other scheduled events throughout the year,” said DeLeo, a Brookhaven resident.
In 2012 Modern Atlanta expanded its popular home tour to include a visit to another nearby Southern city. Athens was its pick city last year where two modern homes were on tour a week prior to the main event in Atlanta.
For this year’s event, “We couldn’t pick just one city,” said DeLeo, who recently returned from a scouting trip to secure the homes. “We picked three. On June 1, MA will visit both Charlotte and Raleigh, N.C. Three unique homes, which meet our strict design standards, will be presented — one in Charlotte and two in Raleigh. MA aims to share its unique vision and brand with other nearby cities each year.”
Most of this year’s events are free, except where noted and will take place at various venues throughout Atlanta, including The Sound Table/Space 2 in the Edgewood Design District, the Atlanta Decorative Arts Center in Buckhead, the High Museum of Art in Midtown and several showrooms throughout the city. Tickets to the Home Tour (Atlanta) are $35 per person (Charlotte and Raleigh are $10) and include entry to the June 7 MA Design Exhibition & Home Tour Launch event.
The home tour, set for June 8 and 9, includes several local residences and one house of worship: Congregation Or Hadash Synagogue 7460 Trowbridge Road in Sandy Springs; the Bongers’ home, 637 Longleaf Dive in Brookhaven; and three Buckhead homes: the Babb guest/pool house, 2914 Nancy Creek Road; the Schlumberger residence, 4477 Rebel Valley View; and the Sarvis’ home, 2980 Argonne Drive.
Tickets and information: visit www.Modern-Atlanta.org.