Home tour highlight of Design Is Human Week
By Collin Kelley
INtown Editor
Modern Atlanta (MA) will host the 6th annual Design is Human Week and Home Tour June 1-9 celebrating international design excellence from the U.S., Europe, Asia and Africa.
Founded six years ago by Bernard McCoy and Elayne DeLeo, MA continues to grow in scope. “Bernard and I are thrilled that MA has grown from its first Modern Home tour to what it has become today – a week long series of events featuring talks, panel discussions, product launches and more,” DeLeo said.
Last year, the MA Home Tour expanded out of Atlanta and showcased homes in Athens. This year, the tour, which will be held June 8-9, goes further afield with three homes open for tours in Charlotte and Raleigh, NC. But the bulk of the tour remains in Atlanta with 14 private homes, lofts, gallery spaces, businesses and even a place of worship.
Homes on the tour include the Conquest residence in Ormewood Park, Whitespace Gallery in Inman Park, TaC Studios in the Old 4th Ward, the Pollan-Hernandez loft in Midtown, Seal Pavilion in Decatur, Lightroom Studio in Decatur, Fier Studio in North Druid Hills, the Dyson home in Druid Hills, the Bongers home in Buckhead, the Sarvis home in North Atlanta, the Schlumberger residence and Nancy Creek Pool House near Vinings, Congregation Or Hadash in Sandy Springs and Koblick residence in Roswell.
Home tour tickets, which include the North Carolina residences, are $35 and can be purchased at modern-atlanta.org.
More Highlights

  • Keynote address by architect John Picard and Design Within Reach CEO John Edelman at High Museum. (June 3)
  • Screening of documentary Gehry’s Vertigo about the building of the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain at WhiteSpace Gallery. (June 8)
  • Design Exhibition at ADAC in Peachtree Hills. (June 6-8)
  • Design Is Material (DIM), a trade exhibition that celebrates and promotes innovation and creativity of manufacturers, architects, and designers at The Sound Table/Space 2. (June 6-8)

For a complete schedule of all the events taking place at Design Is Human Week, visit modern-atlanta.org.