The Mid-Century Modern Phenomenon: Explore It, Then Tour It
For over 20 years, Mid-century modern architecture and design has seen not just a revived interest but has actually gained momentum with mid-century modern home prices escalating well beyond other home typologies. And vintage mid-century modern furniture also continues to gain in value while designs inspired by the ”mid-mod” look are now so ubiquitous that you can get them at Target.
Why is this happening? Is it just a trend that has stayed afloat on the obsession of a small dedicated base and beginning its descent into being cliché?
Or is the powerful allure grounded in something more principled?
MCM architect William Krisel stated last year, “Mid-Century Modern architecture is not a style and is based on solid principals of design and human needs, along with functionalism, respect for the environment, and solving the basic human desires for livability.”
From a practical approach, how does this architecture and design serve the modern family? What elements have endured and where has it fallen short?
These questions will be posed to a panel of mid-century modern experts, Peter Blank of Mile High Modern, Adrian Kinney of Colorado Mid-Century Modern Home, Design Platform’s Jonas DiCaprio and author and artist Bill Nelson. They’ll discuss the issue in a fun and lively conversation to be held inside a Mid-Century Modern home in Krisana Park.
But Wait, There’s More!
There is a tour of Krisana Park homes following this session. Those who purchase tickets to the session will receive a discount code for $5 off the tour.
See the full lineup of sessions and speakers at this year’s Denver Design Week
Pop Culture Trend or Enduringly Relevant Design?
Krisana Park Home
1316 S. Elm Street
Denver, CO 80220