What better way to get inspired than a week of outstanding events celebrating modern design? We hope everyone was able to make it out to Modern Atlanta – Design Is Human 2014 week this year.
MA, founded in 2007, is a global brand that promotes international design and culture. Based right here in Atlanta, Georgia, MA has created a platform for local designers and designers all over the southeast. MA operates Design Is Human Week, MA Architecture Tour, MA Design and Design Is Material Expos. These events expose Atlanta to curated international design, while also exposing the world to the talent we have here in our very own city. Atlanta is cultivating incredible craftsman, artists, startups, entrepreneurs, and also the revival of handcrafted pieces in a mass-produced world.
Design is Human Week collaborates with the world’s most innovative brands and design talent. This special week features many events, such as product launches, talks, firms, exhibitions, installations, and more, all focused on celebrating modernism and design.
One of our personal favorites is the MA Architecture Tour. In its 8th successful year, the ever-inspiring tour showcases the city’s latest modern architecture and thoughtful design.
Design is Material, first launched in 2011, showcases future and innovative materials and products, focusing on a movement all about change for the better. This year, MA broadened the spectrum by highlighting innovative materials from around the world. One of our favorite materials featured was ‘Mushroom Wood’ from The Hudson Company. Mushroom Wood is a blend of Cypress, Hemlock and other softwoods, reclaimed from the bedding bins of mushroom growing facilities. The end results are organic, sculpted, and just plain gorgeous!
MA Design Expo featured new products from some incredible companies. A few of our favorites were Cord, Wake Up Dear, The MINI Hood Art Project, Jay Gray, and Arktura.
A special thanks goes out to Octane for providing the delicious beverages, yummy eats, and always-friendly service.