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

September 7, 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 IPart IIPart III, and Part IV.


BDDW is a small American furniture company dedicated to the creation of well-crafted, timeless designs. All of BDDW's pieces are designed by the company's founder, Tyler Hays. Tyler is originally a painter and sculptor, and a talented builder and engineer. Each piece is made in Tyler's studio in Philadelphia, PA. BDDW is known for their heirloom-quality, solid wood furniture; traditionally joined and made from select domestic hardwoods. The finishes are all hand-rubbed with natural oils and lacquers.

All slideshow images courtesy of


KieranTimberlake designs beautifully crafted, thoughtfully made buildings that are holistically integrated to site, program and people. Established in Philadelphia in 1984, the firm has produced a diverse body of work for clients drawn to its environmentally ethical approach and innovative design. Projects include the redesign of Philadelphia's Dilworth Plaza and the U.S. Embassy in London.

See the firm's work in action at Dilworth Plaza: recently renovated and now open to the public. Read more about Dilworth Park here.

Image of Dilworth Plaza Renovation, courtesy of


Darin Rowland grew up Richmond Virginia. In 1997, Darin moved to Philadelphia to attend Temple University, and even before graduating (BA, Journalism, 2002) he decided it was home. Currently he lives and works in South Philadelphia as a traditional sign painter and artist. Darin also co-authored Freight Train Graffiti (Gastman, R., Rowland, D., and Sattler, I. (2006). New York, NY: Harry N. Abrams.).

Image: Scout Salvage by Darin Rowland, courtesy of


Beth Beverly is a State and Federally licensed taxidermist who graduated from the Pocono Institute of Taxidermy in 2010. Using a deep respect for the craft, and following in the path of those who strive to preserve the art of taxidermy, Beth Beverly creates fantasy mounts, wearables, and bridal hair pieces. 

Image courtesy of Markow Photography, "Fiddle Lake Farm, Rustic Wedding Photography"



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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