Walking on the streets of New York City, among towering high-rises and quaint brick townhouses, it’s impossible not to wistfully imagine what is tucked away behind these iconic facades. This weekend such curiosity will be quelled, thanks to the culmination of a weeklong festival, presented by CITY MODERN, celebrating urban design and architecture, and in conjunction with the release of its inaugural issue (which hit newsstands on September 17).
The combined efforts of Dwell and New York Magazine editorial teams (headed up by Amanda Dameron and Wendy Goodman respectively), the brand new publication, CITY MODERN, shines an adoring light on the innovative style of urban living. And, after a week of lectures and cocktail parties featuring preeminent designers and architects of the current landscape, nothing quite sets off that adoring light like the rosy glow of stunning, modern interiors. This weekend, participating ticket holders will be taken behind the doors of ten private modern homes in Manhattan (October 6, Saturday) and Brooklyn (October 7, Sunday) in an exclusive tour of some of the most graceful and innovative spaces in the world. To kick off the affair on Friday October 5 the architects of both the Manhattan and Brooklyn homes will be on hand in person at a “Meet the Architects” cocktail reception at the Arhaus Showroom in Manhattan’s Meatpacking District.
There are only a limited number of tickets available, which can be purchase for each separate event or as an entire “weekend pass” to everything. We suggest you grab them while you can (and choose wisely).
Preview the interiors of these fabulous homes at dwell.com.
Find out more information about attending the home tours on the event website.
Celebrated CITY MODERN panelists featured throughout the week’s programming include: architect Michael Arad, designer Nate Berkus, designer Dror Benshetrit, artist Mary Ellen Carroll, architect Hugh Hardy, Jerry Helling of Bernhardt Design, architecture critic Alexandra Lange, design duo Leong Leong, restaurateur Andrew Tarlow, lighting artist Leni Schwendinger, the Guggenheim’s David van der Leer, Philippe Vergne, Director of the Dia Art Foundation, and Marion Weiss of Weiss/Manfredi.
Saturday, October 6
Manhattan Home Tour | 10 – 4pm | $120
Closing Night Cocktail Reception sponsored by Grohe | 6 – 8pm | Invitation Only & Home Tour Ticket Holders
Sunday, October 7
Brooklyn Home Tour | 10 – 4pm | $120
This article was written by Ava Federov.Google+