In Atlanta, Design Is Human

MA 09.jpgFrankly, we would have found it impossible to resist calling it “Design is Peachy,” but cooler heads prevailed in Hotlanta, where next month Modern Atlanta will host “Design is Human,” six days of speakers, exhibits, and events. Among the highlights: a Friday kickoff party featuring architectural models, contemporary furniture, and student design work; modern home tours; a panel discussion on “CRAFTdesign” moderated by Metropolitan Home creative director Linda O’Keeffe; and a celebration of Italian design with exhibitions of Zanotta furniture, the paintings of Marco Grassi, and a fashion show that is sure to stoke Atlantan appetites for the likes of Marni and 6267. Then fill a sleek aluminum vessel with popcorn and take in a couple of films we can’t stop talking about, as The High Museum hosts screenings of Koolhaas HouseLife and the Museum of Design Atlanta brings in director Gary Hustwit (and a special guest or two) and his new industrial design documentary Objectified, which will only deepen your love for Dieter Rams.