Washington is typically seen as a very conservative town in terms of architecture and design. Despite its reputation, I and others have tried to show that we have our good share of mid-century modern architecture (see the 1965 Pan American Health Organization building above), design shops and passionate aficionados. If you are interested in learning more, make sure to attend Apartment Therapy’s upcoming Design Evening event: Mid-Century Madness: Exploring DC’s Love Affair with Mid-Century Modern.
I will be speaking on the panel with my friends Suzanne McLees and Robert Chapman. Suzanne opening Design Within Reach’s first location in Washington Cady’s Ally and managed the Adams Morgan studio before being promoted to DWR’s Northeast Area Manager. Suzanne currently lives in Hollin Hills and is chairing the 2012 Hollin Hills House and Garden Tour, which will be held April 28 so mark your calendars.
Robert Chapman is one of DC’s leading purveyors of mid-century modern furniture. Many of you know him from his years running Modernicus. He is now preparing to open his new store in Georgetown. ARCHER (a sponsor of Modern Capital) aims to be an inspiring retail experience that highlights 20th Century design and fine art alongside a permanent collection of high quality customizable modern furnishings for the home.
Here are the details for the Design Evening. Hope you can make it.
Tuesday, Sept. 27
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
1402 Meridian Place NW, Top Floor
Washington, DC 20010