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By Sharon Leshner on Oct 12, 2017
Within every design of the Cappellini collection there is story. A story of a journey and an ambition to realize an innovative dream. A story of craft and technology and a message to “live beautifully.” In 1979, shortly after his architectural studies at the Politecnico Milano, Giulio Cappellini took over the family business. His earliest ambition – to relaunch a small Milan based furniture company, originally founded in 1946 by his father Enrico Cappellini, into a progressive Italian design brand, one which advocates a new international voice of contemporary design. Yes, a tall order, but soon after, a new foundation... more
By Sharon Leshner on Oct 8, 2017
InLiquid and Park Towne Place Museum District Residences have collaborated to create a day of open-to-the-public exhibitions, art discussions, art-making, music, food-and-drink, and an exclusive boat tour along the Schuylkill River–all in celebration of Philadelphia’s arts and cultural community and its many contributors to the Parkway’s continuous evolution as a place to see and experience art. This event marks the conclusion of DesignPhiladelphia, an annual tradition which highlights the work of hundreds of local designers, architects, and creative professionals. All to take place at the beautiful and historic Park Towne Place, the InLiquid exhibition Architectonic Shift will be open to... more
By Tiffany Mercer-Robbins on Oct 5, 2017
DesignPhiladelphia 2017 offers a little bit of everything this fall including a series of special events for the youngins’. You definitely won’t run out of things to do with the family this month. Festivals, story times, educational activities, and other events are happening at the Center for Architecture and Design and other locations throughout the City. See below for a full list of programs that engage the future generation of designers in hands-on learning and play. 1. Building Bridges with Stick-lets™ October 7th | 10 AM – 3 PM Stick-lets™ are flexible connectors for open-ended stick construction. Get to know... more