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October 8, 2013
October 14 | 6:30PM to 10:00PM (opening celebration) Additional hours, October 15-18 | 12:00pm to 8:00pm The Foundry, 2234 Westmoreland Street Free and open to the public; pay as you go merchandise Did you know that during DesignPhiladelphia, you can visit a "magical emporium steeped in the atmosphere of Philadelphia's rich architectural legacy and industrial history"? Philadelphia Salvage Co. recently announced the "secret" location of their event as The Foundry, located on Westmoreland (near N. 22nd St. + W. Allegheny Ave).
October 7, 2013
This year, DesignPhiladelphia will be offering PopUp Place ticket holders the chance to bid in a contemporary art & design auction called Take A Seat. The auction will give design aficionados and collectors the chance to bid on works by 16 of the region’s hottest designers/design firms working across a variety of disciplines. Participating designers were given an identical chair, generously donated by 2013 Festival sponsor, IKEA, to transform. MARTIN, made of powder-coated steel and molded birch plywood, has a simplistic form which provided a starting point for our challenge. There was only one rule of engagement – the final result, either functional or purely aesthetic, must incorporate the given chair's component parts.
October 7, 2013
DesignPhiladelphia is not just about architecture. It isn’t solely focused on fashion, public art, commercial art or urban planning, either. The nine-day Center for Architecture festival, now in its ninth year, is an amalgamation of all those things. It’s a multi-event collaboration that stretches far and wide across the city, starting tomorrow. But you can get a jump start on the festivities at Wednesday’s kick-off party at bahdeebahdu in Kensington.
October 7, 2013
Cloud Gehshan Associates is an internationally-recognized environmental graphic design firm that specializes in placebranding, storytelling and wayfinding. As design consultants, they develop comprehensive graphic programs that engage, inform, educate and direct. Cloud Gehshan invites you to tour their studio in Old City during DesignPhiladelphia 2013 to get acquainted with environmental graphic design, learn about their work and meet the designers. Refreshments will be served.
October 5, 2013
This year, DesignPhiladelphia will be offering PopUp Place ticket holders the chance to bid in a contemporary art & design auction called Take A Seat. The auction will give design aficionados and collectors the chance to bid on works by 16 of the region’s hottest designers/design firms working across a variety of disciplines. Participating designers were given an identical chair, generously donated by 2013 Festival sponsor, IKEA, to transform. MARTIN, made of powder-coated steel and molded birch plywood, has a simplistic form which provided a starting point for our challenge. There was only one rule of engagement – the final result, either functional or purely aesthetic, must incorporate the given chair's component parts.
October 5, 2013
October 5, 2013 | By Edith Newhall for the Philadelphia Inquirer These days, fairs, festivals, and celebrations are always popping up, vying for your attention. Yet that was not the case in October 2005 when DesignPhiladelphia, a 10-day celebration of every manner of design, made its debut. It was a whole new kind of fair, too: a freewheeling, amorphous, mostly free design lovefest that took over the city's universities, design stores and showrooms, art galleries, and vintage furniture shops with exhibitions, lectures, events, and tours. In its first years, as now, DesignPhiladelphia's offerings have also been pointedly broad (some memorably diverse ones included a tasting of local craft beers at Old City's Hudson Glass as beer glasses were being blown, and a show by local artists of works fashioned from Corian, the solid surface material usually reserved for floors and countertops).
October 4, 2013
This year, DesignPhiladelphia will be offering PopUp Place ticket holders the chance to bid in a contemporary art & design auction called Take A Seat. The auction will give design aficionados and collectors the chance to bid on works by 16 of the region’s hottest designers/design firms working across a variety of disciplines. Participating designers were given an identical chair, generously donated by 2013 Festival sponsor, IKEA, to transform. MARTIN, made of powder-coated steel and molded birch plywood, has a simplistic form which provided a starting point for our challenge. There was only one rule of engagement – the final result, either functional or purely aesthetic, must incorporate the given chair’s component parts.
October 4, 2013
Join the City of Philadelphia Department of Commerce and the Mayor's Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy for a conversation with designers and manufacturers about why artists and entrepreneurs are choosing to create products in our city. Stay for the networking event afterward for opportunities to build your own new connections and meet fellow creative professionals who are designing, prototyping and fabricating the future of Philadelphia.
October 3, 2013
DP, as the cognoscenti call it, is an annual reminder that design is omnipresent and that good design in all its disciplines – from architecture and urban planning to industrial design and fashion, multimedia to graphic, product to interior design – profoundly affects our collective quality of life. And that it means economic growth for Philadelphia. This year's festival runs Oct.10-18 and features nearly 120 events: lectures, talks, workshops, tours, openings, book signings, movie viewings, parties, and exhibitions. In its 9th year, DP and its visionary founder, Hilary Jay, are now based at the city's Center for Architecture, which Jay also heads. But DP's underlying goal remains the same: to brand Philadelphia as a 21st century city shaped by design, technology and business.
October 3, 2013
This year for DesignPhiladelphia, The Resource Exchange is proud to present Encore! An Eerie October Evening of Opera, Theatre, Art & Spirits. Themed around Halloween, the evening will feature local visual and performing art works designed with reclaimed materials the artists have "encored" or given a new life. Hear The Philadelphia Opera Collective encore selections from their original performance, "Opera Macabre: Edgar Allan Poe," and other unsettling songs while viewing a multidisciplinary exhibit of studio works, craft, and set designs that incorporate materials the artists have resurrected from the dead (saved from the landfill!) while sipping creepy cocktails and spooky spirits.