The Museum of Design Atlanta (MODA) debuted at a Sept. 14 event the exhibition “Barrique: Wine, Design, and Social Change.”
Special guests included Francesco Fadda, the North American Barrique exhibition manager; Angela della Costanza Turner, Italian Honorary Consul General; Max Salmi, Marketing Operations Manager, SCM Group North America and Barrique exhibition manager in Atlanta and American Mike McKeaige, part of the San Patrignano community.
Barrique: Wine, Design, and Social Change is a wine barrel (barrique) recycling project at Europe’s largest residential treatment center for young men and women recovering from drug addiction and social exclusion. The exhibition of more than 30 pieces shows how those old oak barrels have been given a new life as one-of-a-kind pieces of furniture that range from rocking horses to a cradle.
Barrique opened to the Atlanta public Sept. 15 and will run through Oct. 13.
MODA opened in its new home in Midtown in March 2011 and is the only museum in the Southeast devoted exclusively to the study and celebration of all things design.