2016 Festival

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National Design Award-winner Stephen Burks to visit Philadelphia Museum of Art, CHAD, and Roche Bobois in October

September 1, 2016 | Press Releases, DesignPhiladelphia, 2016 Festival
Designer Stephen Burks will take part in a three-event celebration of his achievements during DesignPhiladelphia in October 2016. Burks will conduct a workshop with students at the Charter High School for Architecture + Design , present an illustrated lecture at the Philadelphia Museum of Art , and exhibit his recent work at Roche Bobois ’ Old City showroom. The events are organized by Collab , the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s friends group supporting modern and contemporary design; the Center for Architecture and Design; Stephen Burks Man Made; and Roche Bobois home décor. Burks first collaborated with Roche Bobois in 2014 to design the European TRAVELER Hooded Armchair. In 2015, the Brooklyn-based designer became the first African American to win the National Design Award for product design. While the furniture and products created by his studio, Stephen Burks Man Made, reflect cutting-edge contemporary design, they also incorporate elements drawn from authentic craft traditions, including Senegalese basket-making and industrial manufacturing in a process he calls “returning the hand to industry.” Since 2005, Burks has consulted with nonprofits including Aid to Artisans, the Clinton Global Initiative, Design Network Africa, Artesanias de Colombia and the Nature Conservancy, uniting the artisan, the designer, and global...more
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photo c/o Moto Designshop

August 31, 2016 | 2016 Festival, DesignPhiladelphia, Press Releases
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Ann Dinh 215.592.9300 ext. 5 [email protected] MOTO DESIGNSHOP OPEN HOUSE Thursday, October 13, 2016 | 5:00pm – 9:00pm 228 Vine Street Philadelphia, PA 19106 Moto Designshop, a bespoke studio founded and located in the historic district of Philadelphia, has a new office. This space allows Moto to showcase their recent architectural work along with experiments in visual representation and material application. Join Moto Designshop Thursday, October 13, for an open house as part of the 2016 DesignPhiladelphia Festival. Light Refreshments will be provided. Beer will be sponsored by Flying Fish Brewing Co. Open to the public, no ticket required. ABOUT MOTO DESIGNSHOP Moto Designshop is an award winning contemporary architect and design practice noted for elegant buildings, and powerful visual media. The firm’s diverse cultures, interests and experience provide a broad platform for the delivery of unique projects, across a range of scales and disciplines. Laced with exceptional abilities in high tech visualization, our construction based origins continue to guide a love and interest in work which is well crafted and timeless. ABOUT DESIGNPHILADELPHIA DesignPhiladelphia, a signature event of the Philadelphia Center for Architecture, is the oldest design event of its kind in the country and...more
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August 11, 2016 | DesignPhiladelphia, 2016 Festival
The 12th Annual DesignPhiladelphia Festival events are up! This year’s theme is HOME. In 2016, the DesignPhiladelphia festival will focus on events and programs that demonstrate how design can strengthen our connections to places, to ourselves, and to each other. From October 6th-16th universities, cultural institutions, city agencies, retailers, manufacturers and startups across the region participate in close to 100 events on topics spanning all design disciplines. All DesignPhiladelphia events are open to the public and a majority are free of charge. There will be no programming on October 11th and 12th in observance of Yom Kippur. Sneak peak of the Signature Events for DesignPhilly 2016 FOR THE ADVOCATE: Events that demonstrate the power of design to solve problems, drive innovation and improve the quality of life in the city and its neighborhoods Signature Event: [email protected] presents THE BEACON in collaboration with Jenny Sabin Studio: Spotlight on The Rail Park [email protected], an anti-disciplinary educational and research catalyst at Sidney Kimmel Medical College, and Jenny Sabin Studio, an internationally acclaimed practice in experimental architecture, are proud to announce the debut of THE BEACON during a festival of Health+Wellness. When: October 6-16 | 24/7 Where: Sidney & Ethel Lubert Plaza 10th &...more