BARRIQUE: WINE, DESIGN & SOCIAL CHANGE ON DISPLAY AT MODA

For our customers and fellow furniture design enthusiasts here in Atlanta, MODA, or Muesum of Design Atlanta is currently showcasing an exhibit that we find quite interesting and thought you might as well! Exhibition ends Sunday, October 13th; don’t miss it!

Barrique: Wine, design & Social Change spotlights a wine barrel (barrique) recycling project taking place at Europe’s largest residential treatment center for young men and women recovering from drug addiction and social exclusion. Located in San Patrignano, Italy, the 1,300 residents of this treatment center learn professional skills – including viticulture, wine making, and woodworking – and produce more than 450,000 liters of wine each year, aging it all in 230 liter French oak barrels.

The residents at San Patrignano reached out to thirty well-known designers and architects —including Marc Sadler, Karim Rashid, Angela Missoni, and Alessandro Mendini — asking each of them to design a piece of furniture using wood reclaimed from wine barrels.

The furniture crafted in this project was displayed to great critical acclaim at the Salone del Mobile in 2012 and will be on display at MODA in 2013 as part of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ “Year of Italian Culture” in the United States.

For more information or to RSVP:

Mueseum of Design Atlanta 1315 Peachtree Street, Atlanta, GA 30309 Phone: 404.979.6455, Fax: 404. 856.5960 info@museumofdesign.org www.museumofdesign.org

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