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.
DOM STREATER | dominiquestreater.com
Dom Streater was born and raised in the heart of West Philadelphia. An avid artist since childhood, she has earned a Bachelors degree in Fashion Design from Moore College of Art and Design. Just a few years after the completion of her degree, Dom was cast on the Emmy award winning television series, Project Runway Season 12, where she made a mark on the fashion industry by winning the competition with her use of bold and daring color and prints in her fashion forward designs.
All slideshow images are from Dom Streater’s FW14 RTW – PRIMA, compliments of dominiquestreater.com.
BAHDEEBAHDU | bahdeebahdu.com
After 25 years of designing hotel, corporate, and residential interiors, RJ Thornburg, a self-declared “antidecorator,” continues to create distinctive spaces with a refreshingly innovative approach to style, color, and scale, bringing attention to art rather than using it merely for decorative purposes. For over 30 years Warren Muller has taken the mundane and ordinary and seen light in it, literally. Using luminescence as the guide, he has suspended bottles, perfume containers, old hay baling equipment, hubcaps, bowling pins, toy cars, deer antlers, porcelain figurines, candy dishes, metal lunch boxes, bikes, traffic light lenses, and even a retro mini cooper car into explosions of art, light, and atmosphere.
Image: RJ Thornburg + bahdeebahdu, Saligman Residence, compliments of bahdeebahdu.com
RAY KING | rayking.nu
Ray King is an accomplished artist who uses the natural phenomena of light as it interacts with glass and optics as an art medium. By creating dynamic interactions with the sun and refracting light into colors -- rainbow like emanations that shift and change as the viewer moves or as the light source changes -- King creates an environment that appeals to viewers’ sense of wonderment and delight.
Image: Point of View, Ministry of Culture, New Taipei City, Taiwan, compliments of rayking.nu
ISAIAH ZAGAR | PHILADELPHIA MAGIC GARDENS
Isaiah Zagar is an award-winning mosaic mural artist whose work can be found on over 200 public walls throughout the city of Philadelphia and around the world. Influenced by Schmidt, Picasso, Jean Debuffet, Curt Schwitters, Antonio Gaudi, Simon Rodia and Joseph Ferdinand Cheval, he was inspired to include the concepts of untrained artists as manifestations of fine art. Through 40+ years of creating artwork on a grand, public scale, Zagar has helped shape Philadelphia into a thriving creative community.
Image: courtesy of @PhillyMagicGardens on instagram.
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.