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BOULDER’S MONTH OF MODERN EVENT EXPANDS PROGRAMMING TO FIT THE DEMAND OF A DESIGN-HUNGRY COMMUNITY. WORDS: Jahla Seppanen | IMAGES: Lisa Doane We’re off to the races as Boulder’s Month of Modern (MoM) returned to the Flatiron basin this past Thursday, Oct. 5., bringing more sessions and greater opportunities for modern enthusiasts to catch the...
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SWEEPING CURVES AND GEOMETRIC LINES HAVE WEAVED INTO THE NATURAL CONFINES OF THE DENVER BOTANIC GARDENS AS A SELECTION OF LEGENDARY ARTIST ALEXANDER CALDER’S ICONIC WORKS HAVE COME TO VISIT. Words: Tara Bardeen Towering shapes of steel will take up residence among the lush greenery and scenic waterways of the Denver Botanic Gardens this summer...
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ARTIST TONIA BONNELL CREATES MINIMALIST WORK THAT ECHOES THE MOVEMENT OF NATURAL PHENOMENA. SHE’S FEATURED, ALONG WITH FIVE OTHER LOCAL ARTISTS, AT ROOM & BOARD’S SHOWROOM AS PART OF THEIR “CONTEMPORARY ABSTRACTION” EXHIBIT. Words: Julia Rymer Brucker Talking with Denver-based abstract artist Tonia Bonnell about clouds, one can begin to look at them differently. Clouds have...
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We’re still buzzing with excitement over last week’s Salone del Mobile Milano! Each year, the massive week-long event highlights industry innovation and talent in furniture design and accessories from across the globe. It offers visitors a look at the latest for the home, office, lighting and beyond. This year saw more than 343,602 attendees visit...
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THE COLLABORATIVE SPANISH TRIO OF RAFAEL ARANDA, CARME PIGEMAND AND RAMON VILALTA ARE THIS YEAR’S RECIPIENTS OF THE 2017 PRITZKER ARCHITECTURE PRIZE. THEY ARE NOTED FOR THEIR WORK IN WHICH LANDSCAPE AND ARCHITECTURE ARE UNITED TO CREATE BUILDINGS THAT ARE INTIMATELY CONNECTED TO PLACE AND TIME. Rafael Aranda, Carme Pigem and Ramon Vilalta. Photo by Javier...
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A NEW EXHIBIT AT THE ANSCHUTZ MEDICAL CAMPUS REIMAGINES EVERYDAY MEDICAL BYPRODUCTS TO BLEND PROVOCATIVE ART WITH BIOMEDICAL SCIENCE. NO PRESCRIPTION NEEDED. WORDS: Tara Bardeen | IMAGES: Trevor Brown Jr. and Chris Rogers  With glossy, colorful, and alluring shapes, artist Terry Maker’s oversized capsules are disarmingly playful. Yet get a little closer and you’ll find...
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THEY LIVE TOGETHER, PLAY TOGETHER, AND WORK TOGETHER. FOR THIS GRAPHIC DESIGN DUO, LEAVING A MARK ON SOME OF THE REGION’S CULTURAL INSTITUTIONS REQUIRES MODERN TYPOGRAPHY, INVITING ILLUSTRATIONS, AND LOADS OF QUALITY TIME. WORDS: Scott Kirkwood | Images: Mark Woolcott Jared and Rachel Rippy came at graphic design from opposite ends of the spectrum. As...
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WINTER 2016/17 As you warm up this winter and set your eyes on a new year, take some time to cozy up and dive into our Winter 2016/17 issue of Modern In Denver magazine, packed with in-depth stories on all your favorite art, architecture, and design projects across Colorado. On one cover, we feature an exquisite...
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Our Modern In Denver fall Design Conversations event took took place December 8 at General Assembly, with support from Slifer Smith & Frampton. Brad Buchanan opened the topic “Let’s Plan Denver Right” based on his op-ed published in Modern In Denver. Attendees participated in a group conversation to explore his position further and to discuss the future of Denver’s Built Environment. We’ve compiled a variety of resources for you...
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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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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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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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