High Fives

Jill Warner of Denver’s popular mid-century/modern design emporium Mod Livin’ had no trouble rooting out local designers of furniture and decorative objects when she put out the call for Denver by Design, a competition intended to connect Colorado’s indigenous design community with the forthcoming Denver Modernism Show. Sixty of them sent submissions; from those, a diverse jury of locals-in-the-know chose 25 finalists.

Now it’s time to toss your voice into the broth: Warner is hosting 5 x 5, a free series of conversations with the finalists, beginning August 3 at 6 p.m. and continuing at the same time Mondays, through August 31. Not only will you be able to see the work and learn a little bit about what inspires the designers as they go through the process of creating an object, but then you’ll be able to place a vote for your favorite project online during August at www.modlivin.com. The lecture opener features designers Ryan Withers, Lisa Townley, Spencer Clark, Franklin Crosby and Michael McDowell, with others to come in the following weeks; Mod Livin’ is at 5327 E. Colfax Avenue. For more information call 303-941-9292.
Mondays, 6-7:30 p.m. Starts: Aug. 3. Continues through Aug. 31, 2009

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