2015 was a big year for Atlanta’s newest shopping, dining, high-design hot spot, Ponce City Market. The 2 million-plus square foot work-live-shop-eat location developed by Jamestown Properties slow motion opened a few gorgeous spaces at a time starting fall 2015. By the holidays, anchor stores and a good bit of the food hall’s delicacies were open and serving.
Connectedly, it was also an exiting year for us here at Skylar Morgan Furniture + Design.
In addition to a number of other projects around Atlanta and the southeast, we were honored, excited, and thrilled (all three!) to be a part of eight of PCM’s newest spaces, working with the wonderful Square Feet Studio, Smith Hanes Design, and Jamestown themselves. We should definitely organize a Skylar Morgan Furniture + Design walking tour of the Market, but since we’re here, let’s do it right now.
Check back in the coming weeks for feature blogs on these spaces, but for the time being, here’s a tease of what you’ll see when you’re visiting Atlanta’s newest and most amazing destination.
First came Williams Sonoma, where we outfitted the entire store with custom modular furnishings and fixtures in raw oak and steel, POS stations, a kitchen hood in WS’s cooking demo area, and one-of-a-kind circular display systems that ring the building’s original columns wrapped in steel.
Amble through Williams Sonoma’s SMFD-fabricated metal cutlery racks to enter Brezza Cucina, Jonathan Waxman’s first Atlanta concept, where we used gorgeously simple white oak tables tops set on bases that mirror WS’s iconic displays.
In the food hall, stop at Hop’s Chicken, where our maple countertops with shiny bull nose round-overs invite a lean while you wait for your biscuits.
Next door, H&F Burger serves some of the best burgers and craft beer in town across the walnut burger bar and drink ledges.
Across the way, Spiller Park Coffee rings the food hall’s center with a racetrack coffee bar inspired by vintage baseball paraphernalia (and caffeine, of course) and fabricated by us.
Peek upstairs at The Mercury Supper Club, if you’re feeling swanky. It’s newly open, with about fifty of our tabletops created with a sly nod to true midcentury craftsmanship in mahogany veneer adorned with chevrons, diamonds and general coolness.
Stop into Bellina for a snack and every Italian pantry item you could dream of. And while you’re there, take a look at our work: column wraps, a custom bulletin area over the meat counter, shelving and patio banquettes.
Finally, outside the main hall, you have to check out Karoo, a sort of rustic Warby Parker (with an in-house Ophthalmologist!) that showcases our work on every surface, from walls skinned in weathered oak and cedar to a huge, center table made of steel and reclaimed materials.
Photography by Andy Thomas Lee