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2014 Festival

September 18, 2014

Radical innovation depends upon entirely new ways of perceiving and interpreting the world around us, and therefore relies upon collaboration with a diverse set of experts collaborating widely across disciplines. No where is this more evident than in medicine, where it concerns the development of tangible products, such as drugs, devices and software applications, but also intangibles, including clinical practice, treatment strategies and protocols.

September 16, 2014

The Fabric Workshop and Museum (FWM) recently opened its current exhibition, Venturi, Scott Brown and Grandmother: Patterns for Production. On view through Sunday, November 9, the show illustrates the bold commitment to surface pattern and color that distinguished the designs of Venturi, Scott Brown and Associates for textiles, furniture, and decorative arts from the early 1970s to the early 1990s. Both on the walls of the Mt. Airy home shared by architects Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown and at FWM where the Grandmother, Notebook, and Flowers designs were developed, patterns were tested—some floral, some abstract, some combined—the designers skillfully manipulating effects of scale, rhythm, color, and association.

September 16, 2014

Over time a brand evolves and sometimes requires a fresh and creative approach. Dane Decor teamed up with a leading Philadelphia-area marketing agency to rebrand its stores.

September 15, 2014

The Art Market at Tyler has turned into something that is so much more than a fine art and craft fair. In three short years they've expanded their show into a powerful collection of artists, organizations, and programming that helps unify and support the Philadelphia art scene. Check out what they have going on this year:

September 15, 2014

After decades of research and teaching, Dr. Peter Lloyd Jones founded, and now directs, the breakthrough [email protected], at The Sidney Kimmel Medical College in Philadelphia. This research and education incubator seeks to imbue medical education with design thinking and practice “always filtered through human experience,” as Jones says. “Design is a humanistic pursuit.”

September 15, 2014

DesignPhiladelphia, one of the city's most beloved annual institutions, returns October 9-17 with a slate of immersive, invigorating events. Engineered to showcase the role of design in everyday life, the festival will highlight the work of 450 of the Philadelphia's most inventive thinkers and organizations in more than 120 events -- the majority of which are free.

September 14, 2014

We invite you to explore design in traditional and unexpected ways through over 120 exhibits, workshops, demonstrations, tours, lectures, and events held in a variety of venues across the city. Experience how design impacts your everyday life through wide-ranging topics; including architecture, urban planning, interior, landscape, graphic, multi-media, product, and furniture design.

September 13, 2014

For ten years, Minima has been collaborating with DesignPhiladelphia to celebrate design in the city. We look back at a decade with special pieces and curated exhibits by Minima.

September 12, 2014

Insights into individual ways of thinking about interior design by three distinguished panelists: Adam Rogers, Marguerite V. Rodgers, Robert Aibel.

September 11, 2014

PHILADELPHIA, Pa (September 12, 2014) – Returning this fall, DesignPhiladelphia’s festival - dubbed "A Decade of Design" in celebration of its 10th anniversary - will feature more than 120 events throughout the city from Thursday, October 9 through Friday, October 17. Over the last decade, DesignPhiladelphia has grown into America’s preeminent showcase for educating the public about the role design plays in our everyday lives through a wide breadth of innovative and experiential programming.