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Citizens Planning Institute
March 13, 2015

The Citizens Planning Institute (CPI) is the Philadelphia City Planning Commission’s (PCPC) official public education and outreach arm.

mischer'traxler photo credit: Eva Engelbert

January 30, 2015

Katharina Mischer (1982) and Thomas Traxler (1981) form Studio mischer‘traxler. Based in Vienna, they develop and design products, furniture, installations and more, with a focus on experiments, context and conceptual thinking. Next month, the University of the Arts' Industrial Design Program hosts the team for a lecture and multi-day workshop: from abstract to specific - turning themes into design projects.

January 23, 2015

The University of Pennsylvania's 2015 Integrated Product Lecture will feature Richard Saul Wurman on the evening of February 2, 2015 in the lower gallery of Meyerson Hall (210 South 34th Street).

Courtesy of Phillyist.com

January 9, 2015

With a focus on human-centered design and design for sustainability, the Product Design graduate program at UArts explores the nature of materials, products and manufacturing from both a regional and a global perspective, taking particular advantage of the resurgent Philadelphia metropolitan region as a laboratory and an available set of case studies. New digital fabrication tools and rapid prototyping processes are explored within the cultural, environmental and business contexts that shape these ongoing developments.

October 31, 2014
The challenge for the 2014 Collab Student Design Competition is to create a chair or seating for the home that incorporates new design materials or technologies inspired by Vitra. Held in conjunction with the exhibition Vitra—Design, Architecture, Communication: A European Project with American Roots(November 22, 2014–April 26, 2015), a juried selection of student designs will be exhibited on the balcony of the Museum's Great Stair Hall from November 18 to 21.
September 11, 2014

The National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA) invites you to the 42nd Annual NOMA International Conference and Expo in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on October 1-4, 2014 at the historic Loews Philadelphia Hotel. With the theme, “For the LOVE of It: Community…History…Design,” the NOMA 2014 conference will celebrate architecture in the vibrant, innovative design environment, Philadelphia.

August 24, 2014

For the past ten years, DesignPhiladelphia has produced a picture of the talent, diversity, and opportunities available in this great city. But, those opportunities are available all year long in Philadelphia’s diverse design communities, just check out this schedule o August workshops handpicked by our DP team from some of the busiest coworking spaces in Philadelphia.

August 20, 2014

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.

August 19, 2014

Scarlett Alley was founded by the mother-daughter team Marykay and Liz Scarlett in 1993. The shop offers a selection of go-to gifts, and has grown into a lifestyle store – offering bamboo linens and yoga-inspired designs. We interviewed Liz Scarlett on how the shop has changed in the past twenty years, her musings on design, and what Old City has to offer.