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My name is Gerrie Wydeven doing-business-as Wydeven Designs. I have been conducting this small GREEN business since 2004. Wydeven Designs, based in the Atlanta, Georgia area, sells CHAIRS, LOVESEATS, CHAISES, SETTEES and other fine, well-constructed refurbished upholstered pieces. I love to travel, cook, take photographs and generally follow style and decor topics as well!

Thursday, March 29, 2012

A Visit to the Museum of Design in Atlanta

The weather in the Atlanta area continues to be glorious and I decided to ask a friend to join me to visit a museum I had only recently heard about through a groupon coupon (half off admission).  The Museum of Design Atlanta is located on Peachtree Street (of course) in the midtown area - directly across from the High Museum of Art.  link to website.  The current exhibit, appropriately for me, is about the "chair":

Stories in Form: Chair Design by Portfolio Center

February 5 - June 3, 2012

This spring, the Museum of Design Atlanta (MODA), in partnership with the Portfolio Center, presents an exhibition honoring history and design through the medium of the chair. 

Entrance to the MODA - my photo
The museum itself is elegant and the exhibit is well staged.  We loved the unique items in the gift shop as well.  We were told that MODA had only opened in its current location about a year ago but had a presence in the Atlanta area for some time.  We were the only visitors and the exhibit took less that 45 minutes to view including reading about the chairs and taking these photos.  The next exhibit will featuring skateboarding - I may return but probably do so in concert with other plans.  Perhaps to visit the High Museum and see the Picasso to Warhol exhibit which I've been planning to see but haven't gotten to yet!
High Museum across the street on Peachtree  
Gift shop - my granddaughters would love these compact lucite chairs.

All the chairs had designer statements such as this one.
I have a sister named Ellie so had to take a photo of this statement.

This chair was actually made of dominos painted and glued together - clever!

The chairs featured were very esoteric - not too many actually looked comfortable.  I thought I would highlight some of the chairs featured and provide a view of MODA and their mission.  While brief, I enjoyed this visit and think the museum deserves community support!

1 comment:

  1. Hello Gerrie,
    First, thank you very much for visiting my blog and your comment.

    Now, love, love this post! Although I'm an antique dealer I love modern good design! Wonderful pieces. Thank you for sharing.

    Warmest greetings from the Periogord,