Announcing Artists for the Reflecting Design Silent Auction Part 3/5

August 28, 2014 | DesignPhiladelphia, 2014 Festival

Twenty artists have been selected from Philadelphia’s pool of nationally and internationally renowned artists and designers. These artists will reimagine an unassuming IKEA ® mirror for the Reflecting Design Silent Auction, the main attraction of our 2014 PopUp Place Kick-Off Benefit and Party. Bidding on these one-of-a-kind creations will begin online prior to PopUp Place, until then have a look through the incredible portfolios of our selected artists.

Read Part I and Part II.

Groundwork Home Reclaimed Marble Coffee Table on old oak barn wood milled into a strips and fashioned in to an X base design.


Brian Foster and Ernie Sesskin brought together a passion for architecture and antiques of all genres and their love of interior design to create Groundwork in 1993. Not unlike the pioneers of the Arts and Crafts Movement who rejected mass production a century ago, Groundwork builds to order using locally sourced materials, hand crafted and hand finished. Their designs are infused with modernity, as well as historical references, building a line of beautifully crafted furniture made in Pennsylvania. In our modern world where container loads of furniture are shipped around the globe, Groundwork prides itself on its local, hand-on approach to furniture production

All slideshow photos compliments of Groundwork Home. Visit them on the web here.

BLUECADET | Digital Agency

Bluecadet is an Emmy Award-winning digital agency that creates world-class websites, mobile apps, interactive installations, and immersive environments. Established in 2007, Bluecadet collaborates with leading museums, cultural institutions, universities, and nonprofit organizations to educate, engage, and entertain. From a touchscreen T.Rex puzzle at Chicago's Field Museum, to a multimedia advocacy campaign for Doctors Without Borders, to MOMA's bilingual mobile guide to exploring the murals of Diego Rivera, their work inspires interaction and imagination.

Visit Bluecadet on the web here.


Dennis Haugh works with a wide range of materials to offer a variety of ways to compliment, enhance, or completely transform a space. Visit him on the web here.

Photo: Dennis Haugh at work on the Astoria Column

more about PopUp Place

DesignPhiladelphia, a signature event of the Philadelphia Center for Architecture, celebrates its 10th anniversary with PopUp Place: an experiential benefit and cocktail party. This year’s Festival kick-off benefit is hosted by Emmy Award-winning digital agency Bluecadet in Fishtown. Come explore how inspired design intersects with cutting-edge technology: early bird tickets are on sale now through September 1. Click here for more information.


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