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Well, another great Month of Modern has come to an end – our fifth, in fact. Thank you to the 300+ design enthusiast who joined us for the social event of the season: the Month of Modern Wrap Up Soirée. We all had such a great time!

We took the party to eTown, and had the time of our lives mingling with friends old and new, sipping on cocktails & beer, noshing on delicious food, and dancing! Big thanks to NOISYWATERS, who came all the way from Bellingham, Washingtonto to throw down and make the dance party happen! Will and Benza are Boulder natives and put together an amazing musical and artistic experience for us!

Upstairs, Rifugio Modern created the perfect, ambient, chill-out lounge. You might not think of a beanbag as a party must-have: but let us assure you, a Zanotta Sacco definitely is. Not only are they versatile and ridiculously comfortable – they are perfect for lounging around on while sipping drinks, and much more interesting than normal chairs! Lea Ertz was the lucky winner of one from the Rifugio giveaway.

Downstairs, the Emerging Designers Showcase was the place to meet, greet and feel inspired. During the party, a handful of select judges (from architects, jewelers, artists, contractors and educators) had the difficult job of choosing one award winner. With such a variety of designers, this was no small task. Each emerging designer’s “collection” was ranked based on overall impression, craftsmanship, aethetic quality, innovation, and audience appeal. For the last 3 years, we have tapped Todd Reed to design an award…Todd is a luxury jewelry designer, true artist as well as patron of the arts – and an obvious pick when asking someone to design an award for other designers.

Please credit Lisa Doane Photography when sharing photos!

Special thanks needs to be given to a few key people for making the Wrap Party even more fun and successful.

  • We couldn’t have done it without the help from our Event Planner, La Dolce Events
  • Our sponsors for making Month of Modern possible and for showing a commitment to elevating design in our community. Especially Firuzeh Saidi, our champion sponsor this year.
  • The AIAS, CU Boulder group for countless volunteer hours.
  • And thank you to all of our guests for joining us – it was a night we’ll not soon forget!