Take A Seat | A Silent Auction at PopUp Place 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.
Meet the Designers & Sneak a Peek
Today, we feature 4 more of the 16 designers and give you a little taste of what they have come up with.
Alex Stadler textile designer, author/illustrator Since graduating from RISD with a BFA in printmaking in 1990, Alex has authored and illustrated numerous books. He is the owner/operator stadler Kahn - a design house and shop based in Center City Philadelphia.
Mathew Huffman for ALMA Architecture architect ALMA is a young design firm that enjoys the process of design on every scale. The team at ALMA has over 40 years of experience collectively in the field of architecture. Their work includes collaborating on projects as small as a furniture installation to as large as a 50,000 SF building.
David Fierabend for Groundswell Design Group landscape architect David’s award-winning work ranges in scale from residential to commercial and has been featured in Philadelphia Magazine, Style Magazine, and Arts and Antiques Magazine. As an Executive Council Member of the Pennsylvania Horticulture Society, he is committed to the greening of Philadelphia.
Greg Nangle sculptor, glassblower Greg studied glass at the Tyler School of Art, Temple and metal casting techniques at the University of Hartford. After discovering the joy of inducing metal into its liquid state, he became focused on marrying the two new materials on his palette. Today he works out of Outcast Studios, where he has the chance to research and develop his own sculpture. His work can be found in galleries throughout the U.S. and Canada.
The live auction takes place on the evening of October 9th during PopUp Place, the 2013 DesignPhiladelphia Festival Kick Off Party + Benefit. Proceeds of the auction will benefit the year-round educational programming of the Center for Architecture. Bidding is open exclusively to PopUp Place ticket holders.
See a full list of participating Take A Seat designers here.