2019 Festival

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March 7, 2019 | DesignPhiladelphia, 2019 Festival
It was very exciting to see many of our design community all together at the Center for Architecture and Design’s Main Hall to talk DesignPhiladelphia. Half the room were event partners and the other half NEW to the festivities—it’s always a thrill to see new faces. If you missed our coffee social grab a cuppa joe or some tea, and enjoy the recap below. Enjoy the oldest design festival in the country October 3 through the 13th, and enjoy the Kickoff Party + Benefit on Wednesday, October 2 at Cherry Street Pier. Over the course of ten days we will celebrate our design community of professionals, emerging talent, and welcome Philadelphia to the important work we do. 2019 FestivalHubs This year we have two FestivalHubs: DesignPhiladelphia’s home the Center for Architecture and Design (the Center) located by the historical Reading Terminal Market, and our offsite FestivalHub that Cherry Street Pier. This mixed-use public space on a century-old municipal pier will be home to experiential installations inspired by the theme of MATERIALS. Materials matter, and is an accessible topic to both designers and non-designers with an opportunity to educate our community on design and the world around us. Impact by Design...more
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Lia Diagnostics Team and Jury, Winner of Best in Design 2018 | Photo Credit: Joe Kaczmarek

February 28, 2019 | 2019 Festival, DesignPhiladelphia
In 2018, Best in Design winners Lia Diagnostics brought us the Flushable Pregnancy Test. What will we see from our designers in 2019? DesignPhiladelphia is excited to announce the second edition of Best in Design , a design challenge asking regional designers and design companies to submit innovative, high-quality products or design solutions that make life better. We are looking to support designers and companies that are ready to grow and promote products that reflect the business’s scalability. The Best in Design challenge is looking to propel Philadelphia’s best design businesses/designers forward by providing robust local and international exposure. Finalists will showcase work at DesignPhiladelphia 2019 Festival Hub. The winning design solution will be awarded with a cash prize of $5,000. All finalists will be covered in a design publication and gain exposure to a loyal audience of design enthusiasts and aficionados. Who should submit? You should apply if you are… local to the Greater Philadelphia region (Philadelphia + 5 surrounding counties) creating products or design solutions that have the capacity to scale in production designing innovative, original, products or solutions What are we looking for? We’re looking for designers and companies to submit one design that can be exhibited...more