Atlanta, Georgia, March 20, 2017 — What makes a home modern today is more than what it looks like. It’s how it’s lived in. That belief forms the foundation of Skylar Morgan Furniture + Design’s line of hardworking, everyday furniture — one the Atlanta designer is showing off this week at ICFF NYC.
A collection of warm, modern pieces in walnut, oak and ash, amplified simply with black and white metals and handmade brass hardware, these are furnishings meant to be lived with, loved and worn in. “Modern furniture can be comfortable, warm and elevate everyday living,” says SMFD’s Skylar Morgan. “Which to us feels like an unexpected twist on the typical ‘modern’ idea. The line is clean and simple but not just made to be admired. We expect life to happen over and around these tables, chairs and other pieces.”
Long a close partner of a handful of prime Southeastern architects, builders and restaurateurs, you might recognize Skylar Morgan Furniture + Design’s work if you’ve stepped foot inside Ponce City Market, sipped a latte at some of Atlanta’s finest coffee roasters or enjoyed a meal at one of the many chef-led restaurants that delight the region. Given that experience, it’s no surprise the studio would transfer their “everyday modern” ideology to welcoming furnishings refined enough for the most tasteful home, but hard-wearing enough to take the punishment of everyday living.
In the new line, matte woods lend a casual (and durable) functionality to tables and bookcases. Powder-coated steel and wooden seats give heft to bar and counter-height stools. A natural edge barefoot table feels understated and comfortable from dining room to office. “We love paying homage to the materials themselves and mixing them,” says Morgan. “Using textures and simplified metals, highlighting subtle details with the highest quality materials. The impression is modest and hardworking, but designed to elevate the everyday, to create a rich relationship with the spaces they live in, and the people who spend time there.”
Get a closer look at the Skylar Morgan Furniture + Design collection at www.skylarmorganfurniture.com, and come visit them at Booth 253.
Or, contact the studio for a more personal welcome to the line at 404.565.0537 or firstname.lastname@example.org.