Herman Miller’s National Design Center in Atlanta achieved a LEED Gold rating for commercial interiors. Designed by Krueck+Sexton Architects, the space is one of the most sustainable of Herman Miller’s facilities, all of which are intended to meet or surpass the criteria for LEED Silver. The green elements of the 15,000-square-foot showroom are the same features that make it a pleasant place to work: sunlight through clerestory and full-height windows, high rafters made of natural wood, and glass walls that emphasize transparency in the workplace.
Designer Barbara Hill applies her polished take on minimalism to this traditional 1920s abode in Atlanta for a transplanted Houston family. Hill had the overhead lighting in the kitchen customized by Rich Brilliant Willing in a pert orange that accents the primarily black-and-white interior scheme. She added a stainless steel kitchen island by Bulthaup, its glossiness and “clean feel” tempered by the plastic stacking stools designed by Konstantin Grcic for Magis. The cabinets, appliances, countertops, and marble tile were kept as-is, with the addition of several coats of white paint in order to blend seamlessly with the walls. Photo by Gregory Miller. See the rest of this surprisingly modern Atlanta house on Dwell.com.
Name the hubs for emerging American designers and you'll likely hear the usual suspects of Seattle, San Francisco, and Brooklyn. Look southward, too, though, for a crop of energetic young guns set on making their mark. One such designer, Atlanta-based Chris Hardy, enticed the iconic Italian lighting manufacturer FontanaArte to produce his new Wig lamp. Wig was designed for the iconic Italian brand FontanaArte and debuted at Euroluce 2011. Forty molded aluminum petals create the lamp's shade. Read our interview with the young designer.
For more insights into modern Atlanta, and modern kitchen design, join us at the Sub-Zero and Wolf Atlanta showroom on April 24th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Dwell Deputy Editor Jaime Gillin will join the luxury appliance leader with panelists Doug Henderson, Co-Owner of Switch Modern, and Alison Weidner, Architectural Sales Manager at Poggenpohl Atlanta, for a special discussion about the latest high-end appliances, the newest trends in traditional and contemporary design, and what the future holds for your kitchen.