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Melton Supports Month of Modern

Melton Supports Month of Modern


During the month of October, Boulder will be alive with Month of Modern (MoM), Founded as a celebration of all things modern—architecture, design, lifestyle, art and culture—MoM’s mission is to cultivate a conversation about Colorado modern and present the region as a vibrant hub of modern design. Melton Design Build is a proud sponsor of this great collection of events.

The month kicked off with an AIA Colorado-sponsored panel lecture about the “Past, Present and Future of Colorado Modern,” and continues it’s innovative programming October 6-13 with “Modern Through the Lens: Behind the Scenes with CO Design Photographers.”

Throughout the week, five of Colorado’s top design photographers will take over the Month of Modern website and social media, showcasing their favorite shots, providing insight about their inspiration and offering a behind the scenes look at how each photograph takes shape.

“With a smartphone in every pocket, we forget the amount of time and expertise needed to capture incredible photography,” says Month of Modern co-founder Kate Bailey of Annabel Media. “Modern Through the Lens was founded to celebrate the art of photography, and give some of Colorado’s top design photographers their day in the spotlight.”

“Often photographs are the only way people experience a building,” says noted Colorado architecture photographer David Lauer. “Capturing the feeling of a space is not only about a great composition, but how the elements work together to create the mood. Architects and designers create three-dimensional experiences; we have to capture that same feeling in a two-dimensional way.”

The week will also be highlighted by a Facebook + Instagram photography contest where modern design lovers can take and upload shots of their favorite Colorado Modern buildings, interiors, products and art. Entries tagged with #MoMPhoto will be judged by “Likes.” The winner receives a Molded Wood Eames Side Chair from Design Within Reach worth more than $900.

“We are excited to see what ‘Colorado Modern’ means to design lovers in this state,” concludes Bailey. “The results will be compiled into a virtual scrapbook, which will be presented as a visual representation of what Colorado modern was, is and where it’s going.”

Highlights of 2014 Include:

Map of Modern

Presented by Jennifer Egbert Real Estate, the week of October 13 will celebrate Boulder’s finest examples of modern architecture. Event is free and open to the public. The winner of an Instagram scavenger hunt will be awarded an Eames Side Chair worth $1,000 from Design Within Reach. The prize will be awarded at the MoM wrap party, October 30.

The Culture of Modern

Presented by The Kitchen & Bath Studio, The Dairy Center for the Arts presents a week of modern art and culture. Wednesday, October 22 at 7:30 p.m., The Dairy will screen the graffiti art film “Exit Through the Gift Shop,” which will be accompanied by a live graffiti exhibition. Sign up at for up to the minute information about ticket releases and details.

It’s a MoM Wrap!

Presented by Audi Boulder, the much-anticipated MoM wrap party will bring the Front Range design community together to celebrate. With an expected guest list of art and architecture lovers from all over Colorado, catering by Linda Hampsten and craft cocktails by 3 Chicks Bartending, it is sure to be the modern design event of the year.

Tickets, for “It’s a MoM Wrap” are $35, and all proceeds go to the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art.

This event couldn’t happen without the incredible support of sponsors and community partners including title sponsors:

Jennifer Egbert Real Estate
Audi Boulder
Residential Systems Inc.
Berger & Fohr
The KB Studio

as well as…
Workshop 8
Barrett Studio Architects
Gettliffe Architecture
Surround Architecture
Stephen Sparne Architects
Studio B Architects
Renee del Gaudio Architect
RE: Architecture
TreeLine Homes
Foundation Health
Exquisite Kitchen Design
Studio 2b
Studio Como
Go Green Flooring
Builder’s Appliance Center
Mod Mobili
Mod Livin’
Todd Reed
Design Within Reach
Hammerwell Construction
Melton Design Build
Slant Interiors
Renee del Gaudio Architect
R Design Land Architects
Haley Homes
Cottonwood Custom Builders
Packard Dierking
Design Within Reach
Decorative Materials

With special thanks to event partners:
Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art
The Denver Art Museum Department of Architecture, Design, and Graphics
The Dairy Center for the Arts
University of Colorado Art Museum
Historic Boulder
Boulder Lifestyle magazine

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