With events for designers happening daily, and new projects cropping up all over the city, keeping track of all the goings-on in Atlanta can be a tall order. That’s why AD PRO is here to keep you informed for the week.
Square Feet Studio Designs for Next-Gen Dining at Emory University
When Emory University decided to reimagine its Student Life Center, the school tapped Atlanta-based design firm Square Feet Studio to create dining spaces that would foster community. “The Dobbs Common Table creates an opportunity for students and faculty to engage and connect through food and a welcoming environment,” Square Feet Studio’s Vivian Bencich tells AD PRO. The dining hall, the largest on campus, seats 775, but the firm crafted zones called Crossroads, Front Porch, Warehouse, Chef’s Table, and Private Dining to create intimate areas within the cavernous space. The design team worked with local makers including B-10 Union, Corn Upholstery, and DDW Inc. to design custom millwork and furnishings such as diamond-tufted banquettes and solid oak tables. “Our goal was to bring the hospitality, warmth, and scale of local eateries into the Dobbs Common Table so that it felt much like a bespoke dining experience,” Bencich adds.
See the New Installation on the Beltline’s Westside Trail
As part of the 21st annual Atlanta Celebrates Photography (ACP) Festival, the work of more than 40 photographers from around the globe has been installed on the Atlanta Beltline’s Westside Trail. At the FENCE Project, visitors can walk along an outdoor display that stretches more than 700 feet long. The Atlanta installation, which will remain on view through June 2020, joins seven other cities across North America in showcasing this work.
Mainly Baskets Home Adds Outdoor Furniture and Lighting
Atlanta-based Mainly Baskets Home, which has been a go-to source for design-forward, sustainably harvested baskets, has launched a new line of outdoor furniture. Each piece of woven furniture in the new All-Weather line is made with an aluminum frame and handwoven poly-resin and available in four finishes. As with the interior offerings, designers can customize the size, design, color, and fabric of each piece to suit their needs. The brand has also introduced a nine-item line of lighting to complement its other offerings.
ADAC’s Habachy Designs + Atelier Marks Down Floor Models
Habachy Designs + Atelier is making way for new merchandise sourced at High Point Market by offering select floor models at 20% to 50% off. The markdowns will run through December 23. All of the discounted items—including lighting, pillows, furniture, and more—are marked with a red tag on the showroom floor.