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A festival celebrating New York’s modern design with tours of the city’s most coveted interiors
September 27–October 4, 2013

Thank you for another successful CITY MODERN.

 Friday, September 27, 7-10pm: 
 Design Within Reach, 110 Greene Street 

Meet the Architects & Opening Night Party

Toast the start of the City Modern week of events! Join us for the festival's officlal Opening Night Party and meet the rising stars of the architecture world whose recent residential projects will be featured on the CITY MODERN Home Tours. Enjoy a wine reception following Q&As with celebrated architects including: Peter Guzy of Asfour Guzy (best known as the architect of Blue Hill at Stone Barns), Joe Tanney of Resolution: 4 Architecture, architect-design duo David Hotson and Ghislaine Viñas, the artist’s project designer Christian Hubert, rising star Matthew Bremer of Architecture inFormation, Jeff Kovel of Oregon-based Skylab Architecture, and Brooklyn-based architects Clay Miller of Bergen Street Studio, James Cleary, Leone Design Studio, and Ben Hansen

BONUS: 15 event attendees will receive a free copy of Design Brooklyn published by Abrams that features the Flavor Paper Pad.

 Saturday, September 28, 10am-4pm: 

Manhattan Home Tours

Visit five modern homes in downtown Manhattan. Tours are self-guided.

By purchasing a home tour ticket your name will automatically be on the guest list at the door to the Meet The Architects event.

BONUS: Manhattan Home tour ticket holders are invited back to Axor NYC, the design studio of Hansgrohe’s luxury brand Axor, for cocktails & hors d'oeuvres and to explore Axor collections with Philippe Starck & others.

 Sunday, September 29, 10am-4pm:  

Brooklyn Home Tours

Visit five modern homes in Brooklyn’s Cobble Hill neighborhood. Tours are self-guided.

By purchasing a home tour ticket your name will automatically be on the guest list at the door to the Meet The Architects event.

 Tuesday, October 1, 6-8pm: 
 Neuehouse, 110 East 25th Street 

Discussion with MoMA’s Paola Antonelli

Join us at the NeueHouse on to hear MoMA’s Paola Antonelli chat with her peers Pentagram’s Michael Bierut, architect Deborah Berke and architecture critic Justin Davidson about "What Design can Do For New York City". The senior curator in the Department of Architecture and Design at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Paola Antonelli will take us through what design can do for the city going forward. Moderated by New York design editor Wendy Goodman. A reception will follow the discussion.

 Wednesday October 2, 6-8pm:  
 Neuehouse, 110 East 25th Street 

David Rockwell & The Creatives

A cross-disciplinary discussion with David Rockwell, the architect behind the celebrated new workspace NeueHouse, fashion designer Isabel Toledo, artist & illustrator Ruben Toledo, and Broadway producer Jerry Mitchell (Kinky Boots) on the infusion of architecture into New York’s creative industries. Moderated by New York design editor Wendy Goodman. A reception will follow the discussion.

 Thursday, October 3, 12-2pm: 
 Thos. Moser, 699 Madison Avenue, 2nd Floor  

The Apprentice: Furniture Making, with Thos. Moser

Built in Maine, Thos. Moser furniture is 100% American-designed, engineered and built. Each piece celebrates the natural beauty of wood with unembellished, graceful lines that echo numerous historic antecedents including traditional and modern forms. This year, Thos. Moser invited two aspiring furniture designers to Maine where they experienced first-hand, the techniques and philosophy that has defined the Moser aesthetic for 40 years. The panel discussion on Oct 3 featuring Thos. Moser designer Adam Rogers, the emerging designers, and a Dwell editor will examine the importance of melding craftsmanship into the age of high-tech design. The “apprentices” will share their experiences, and using their own pieces, describe their appreciation for the Thos. Moser approach.
Space is limited, RSVP required

 Thursday, October 3, 6-9pm: 
 #DellVenue, 835 Sixth Avenue  

Creativity and Constraint with Jonathan Adler & Amy Adler

Why are two siblings obsessed with the same thing but approach it from completely different angles? Designer Jonathan Adler and his sister Amy Adler, art law specialist and the Emily Kempin Professor of Law at NYU School of Law, discuss the intersection between design authorship and design inspiration. Join us as we explore the boundaries between inspiration and copyright infringement, trends, creativity, and post modernism. Enjoy a reception following the discussion at #DellVenue

 Friday, October 4, 2013, 6-8pm:  
 Resource Furniture, 969 Third Avenue 

Walking the Line with New York Magazine and Dwell

Join Dwell Editor-in-Chief Amanda Dameron and New York magazine Design Editor Wendy Goodman in conversation about HL23, the incredible residential tower by Neil Denari that hovers above the High Line and is featured on Dwell's October 2013 cover. The pair will explore the structure's significance in the ever-evolving west Chelsea arts district, sharing historical images and shots of a breathtaking modern apartment located inside of HL23. Lighting designer Linnaea Tillett, who worked on the featured residence, will join the discussion to share details of how she worked within the architecture of the interior structure to sensitively illuminate the residents' world-class collection of modern art and furnishings.

A reception will follow discussion.

 Friday, October 4, 2013, 8-11pm:  
 Atelier Courbet, 177 Mott Street 

Made in New York: The CITY MODERN Salon Reception

For the occasion of CITY MODERN and The Atelier Courbet's opening, the new master craftsmen's gallery & shop in Nolita, the editors of New York Magazine and Dwell have come together with founder Melanie Courbet to curate a retail salon showcasing the finest designers and artisans east of the Gowanus Canal. "MADE: In New York" is a retail experience presenting exclusive pieces by our local luminaries including Bec Brittain, Anna Karlin, Ted Muehling & E.R. Butler, Egg Collective, Fort Standard, Sebastian Errazuriz, Trove and Maker Made and more. The opening will include an editors toast, and an introduction to France's top craftsmen Domeau & Peres who are premiering their US collection at Atelier Courbet. Come see, hear, experience and shop!

Invite Only

All programming subject to change.

Experience Our 2013 Featured Homes:

14th Street Loft
Fractal Pad
Lafayette Townhouse
Meatpacking Loft

Dean Street Modern
Flavor Paper Pad
Pacific Street Trio
Salle Residence
State Street Townhouse