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For nearly nine years, Modern In Denver has been promoting good design in Colorado through a quarterly print magazine celebrating everything from architecture to art, interiors, and more. We’ve built a loyal audience (that’s you, thanks!), and are dedicated to creating an even stronger community. That’s why we’re expanding our events even more in 2017!...
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During and after a career that spanned more than four decades, industrial designer Robert Welch’s work has appeared in museums from New York to London to Bergen, Norway. He pioneered the introduction of stainless steel cutlery to the United Kingdom. He won prestigious awards and was named Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire. And yet the Campden...
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DESIGN-BUILD-FABRICATE FIRM RAW CREATIVE IS UPENDING THE NOTION OF WHAT ROLE ARCHITECTS PLAY IN THE DESIGN PROCESS. CASE IN POINT? THEIR BOLD, IMAGINATIVE WORK AT THE HOT BERKELEY RESTAURANT THE WAY BACK.  WORDS: ALISON GWINN IMAGES: DAG LARSON Call them perfectionists. Call them crazily ambitious. Call them control freaks. They don’t care. Blea and Breton Lujan,...
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Fall is the perfect time for reflection, cozying up, and getting away. What better way than with a modern prefab steel cabin dropped into a moutainside retreat? This fall, we’re dreaming of a weekend at the new plug-and-play Vipp Shelter. Curl up and enjoy a quick peek at this idyllic blend of serenity and steel.
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The final entry of our 2016 fall issue, One Last Thing, cast the spotlight on a curiously dynamic ping pong table in Vertical Arts Architecture’s new Denver office. The table was created using a technique called electrical erosion, which entails the channeling of electric currents through wood. People took notice. By popular demand, here’s a...
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HERE’S A RIDDLE: WHEN IS A PING PONG TABLE MORE THAN A PING PONG TABLE? FOR VERTICAL ARTS ARCHITECTURE, TRANSCENDING SIMPLE RECREATION ONLY HAPPENS WHEN A PIECE OF CUSTOM FURNITURE—SAY, A SLAB OF WOOD TO SUPPORT A TEAM-WIDE TABLE TENNIS HABIT—ALSO SERVES AS A TOOL FOR OFFICE UNITY, WORKFLOW FUNCTIONALITY, CLIENT ACQUISITION, AND CREATIVE EXPLORATION....
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A NEW BUILD FROM HMH ARCHITECTURE + INTERIORS BLURS THE LINES BETWEEN OUTSIDE AND IN. FOR AN ACTIVE YOUNG FAMILY OF FOUR, THE SKY’S THE LIMIT.  WORDS: Alison Gwinn • IMAGES: David Lauer  Bringing the outdoors in is hardly a new concept. But there’s an open, rectilinear house perched on one of the highest hills...
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Since Residential Systems, Inc. opened its doors more than 30 years ago, technology has driven all sorts of innovative new solutions. From entry-level to entering-the-stratosphere, there’s something for everyone. Home automation may seem like a relatively new technology, but it actually dates back at least as far as Family Ties and parachute pants. When Residential...
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On Thursday, November 11, Modern In Denver hosted a sold-out, advance screening of “Eero Saarinen: The Architect Who Saw the Future,” along with a special Q&A with his son and film producer, Eric Saarinen. See photos below from the event, and check out some resources we’ve compiled here to learn more about architect and designer Eero Saarinen.  THE...
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The inaugural Denver Design Week in July 2016 featured nearly 30 events at more than a dozen venues across the city. Participants soaked up lectures, workshops, home and studio tours, and an interactive launch party that attracted more than 1,000 people, setting a new standard for our city’s design community. By any metric, Denver Deign Week’s...
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WHEN DECIDING THE FUTURE RESTORATION OF A HISTORIC DENVER PROPERTY, THE PRESERVATION-MINDED HOMEOWNERS LOOKED TO THE PAST FOR ANSWERS. At one point after our move to Denver—a chilling memory even now—the property my wife, Lara Merriken, and I purchased in the Hilltop area reached a low ebb. After a week of heavy rain, leaks sprung...
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On Thursday, November 10, Modern In Denver hosts an exclusive sold-out screening of the upcoming film, “Eero Saarinen: The Architect Who Saw the Future,” at the historic Mayan Theater. The film, which was produced and directed by Peter Rosen and which boasts Eric Saarinen (Eero’s son) as its Director of Photography, was the opening night...
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This op-ed column, authored by rotating guest writers, aims to stir conversations on architecture and design among our creative community.    WORDS: Brad Buchanan | IMAGE: James Florio  WHEN I MOVED TO DENVER IN 1982 AND BEGAN MY CAREER IN ARCHITECTURE, DENVER WAS A DIFFERENT PLACE.  Back then, Union Station was an underused building surrounded by...
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One of the world’s most elegant luxury faucet lines started humbly in 19th century Germany. It was in the town of Attendorn, in 1899, that Franz Viegener began manufacturing brass beer taps for the local market. Two decades later, his son led the family business into its first major international expansion by opening a new...
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POWER, SYMBOLISM AND MODERN DESIGN LAUNCH AN INNOVATIVE NEW BUILDING ON THE HISTORIC U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY CAMPUS. WORDS: Charlie Keaton | IMAGES: David Lauer During the course of a cadet’s four years at the United States Air Force Academy, he or she experiences roughly 160 hours of applied character and leadership training. In years...
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Modern In Denver is proud to present an exclusive advance screening of the new documentary, “Eero Saarinen: The Architect Who Saw the Future,” followed by a live Q&A with Director of Photography (and Eero’s son), Eric Saarinen. The film headlined opening night at New York’s Architecture and Design Film Festival last month, and while it...
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“The fearless pursuit of good” is the ethos emblazoned on the back wall of LoDo-based advertising agency Fear Not. But how do you apply a business mission to space redevelopment in a way that enhances both? When you design from a place of experience and innovation, there really is nothing to fear.  WORDS: Cory Phare...
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With more than 800 exhibitors, Cersaie (chur-SIGH) is a world-renowned international event featuring the newest and best in ceramic tile and bathroom furnishings. Last month, Modern in Denver joined national publications including Architectural Record, Elle Decor, Azure, and Interior Design Magazine for a firsthand look at the festivities. Over the course of three jam-packed days,...
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Warmth, movement, simplicity, community—welcome to the progressive office of today. The open concept is no longer a trend but a mainstay, and as the cloud and cordless technologies free us from desks, designers are shifting to support the new social spaces. For the latest, we look to the NeoCon trade show. Each June, some 50,000 designers descend on Chicago for...
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Photo by @orcawatch Dwell x Modern In Denver Dwell has launched a new platform with publishing and social tools built right in, allowing users to like, share, comment, discover, connect, and collaborate within and alongside Dwell‘s content—and we’re excited to be part of it! Modern In Denver and Dwell are teaming to bring you the best...
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