Take A Seat | Meet the Designers (part 4)

October 9, 2013 | DesignPhiladelphia, 2013 Festival

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 the last 3 designers and give you a little taste of what they have come up with.

Interface Studio Architects architectural design + experimentation ISA is a design and research office based in Philadelphia, USA. The office is a cross-platform environment for architectural design, experiments, special initiatives, and teaching which inform one another to produce innovative solutions for clients, as well as create possibilities for design impacts at-large. They believe that creativity and innovation are triggered by limitations. Their process seeks the unique territory within every project where inspired results are driven by the constraints of budget, program, site conditions, and energy performance.  

160over90 branding agency 160over90, a branding agency headquartered in Philadelphia, works alongside companies to help tackle their business and marketing challenges. Their expertise lies in the areas of branding, design, advertising, interactive, public relations/brand engagement, and photography. 160over90’s clients include American Eagle Outfitters, De'Longhi, Nike, Mercedes-Benz, Loyola University Maryland, Sony, Gore-Tex, and Michigan State University.  

John Wind/Maximal Art jewelry designer The Philadelphia-based John Wind/Maximal Art Studio has been designing, producing and marketing modern/vintage fashion jewelry and gifts world-wide for nearly 30 years. The work is in the permanent collections of the Victoria and Albert Museum, London and The Musee des Arts Decoratifs, Paris.  

Auction Details

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.

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Meet all of the participating Take A Seat designers here.

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