Four specially-selected members of Atlanta’s interior design community will join Make Room: Modern Design Meets Craft at the American Craft Show in Atlanta, March 16-18, 2018 at the Cobb Galleria Centre. Connecting Show artists with professional interior designers, the Make Room program helps attendees see firsthand how they might incorporate fine craft into their homes. This year’s theme, Color Story, invites designers to plan their vignette around a chosen color scheme.
The four participating interior designer firms are:
- Diane Hewitt of Design Concierge of Marietta, who will accentuate the visual representation of black and white with strong and intriguing design elements and craft choices,
- Leah Atkins and Kaila Nelson of Leah Atkins Design of Lawrenceville, who will channel the shades of peach and pink to create an unexpected, yet warm and inviting sitting room,
- Tavia Forbes and Monet Masters of Forbes + Masters of West Midtown, who will highlight deep teal to create a highly textured and cultured sitting room filled with exotic craft pieces, and
- Alejandra Dunphy of A|D Studio of West Midtown, who will feature the color red to create a chic and inviting space that tells a story with eye-catching craft elements. Dunphy also serves as an interior design professor at Savannah College of Art and Design.
In its sixth year, the Make Room program has challenged Atlanta’s top interior designers with a different theme each year. With Color Story, they will have the opportunity to express their aesthetic through effective color use, given their understanding of how humans perceive color and the subliminal cultural messages different colors communicate.
Each year, the American Craft Council hosts its American Craft Shows in four major cities in the U.S., attracting thousands of art collectors and craft enthusiasts. This year’s Atlanta Show will feature more than 230 contemporary artists exhibiting their fine craft objects in a variety of mediums. In addition to Make Room, the Show provides a variety of interactive programs to engage show-goers of all ages including Hip Pop: an incubator program for emerging artists; Let’s Make: a playful hands-on way for show-goers to observe and try making themselves; and Style Slam Pop-Up: a one-day event that features professional stylists incorporating craft wearables, accessories and jewelry into everyday fashion.
ABOUT THE AMERICAN CRAFT COUNCIL
No one understands the world of artful living better than the American Craft Council. The national nonprofit educational organization has been shaping the artisanal craft movement for decades, serving as a craft chronicler, tastemaker, convener, and provocateur through its bimonthly magazine, American Craft, annual juried shows presenting artists and their work, thought leadership conferences, awards for excellence, research library, workshops, and seminars. For additional information visit craftcouncil.org or follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/CraftCouncil and on Twitter at twitter.com/craftcouncil.