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November 4, 2019 | DesignPhiladelphia, 2019 Festival, Press Releases
Millésimé a Design Showroom in Old City, is hosting an event to benefit the local animal shelter – PAWS. Designs, books and pets come together for a very special event. Millésimé and Ligne Roset will host the Philadelphia launch of Mr. Waffles Loves Design, the new book by design writer Lisa S. Roberts. During the event, PAWS, the Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society, will be onsite at the Millésimé design store with adoptable cats and dogs. Lisa will be signing copies of her book and all profits from the sales that day will go to PAWS. Date: November 9, 2019 Time: 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm Location: Millésimé, 33 North 2 nd Street (between Market and Arch Streets), Phila., PA 19106, (267) 455-0374 About the book Mr. Waffles Loves Design is a witty book for cat lovers, design lovers, and for anyone who will be charmed by the unlikely combination of the two. The book shows the true nature of what design is all about—enjoyment (and potential scratching posts). Everyday items like a toilet brush, colander, tiered bowls and furniture show that design, functionality and fun can be appreciated by the whole family, including our pets. Learn more at www.mrwaffleslovesdesign.com and...more
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November 4, 2019 | DesignPhiladelphia, 2019 Festival
O’Donnell & Naccarato is a creative consulting structural engineering firm operating nationally to support the entire building lifecycle. O&N leverages 38 years of experience in the design of new buildings, renovations, retrofits, expansions, and restorations of all types and levels of complexity. O&N has over 50 Engineers registered across 49 states plus the District of Columbia. Annually, the firm is responsible for the design of 850 projects on average with construction values in excess of $2 billion. O’Donnell & Naccarato’s core Structural Engineering services are complemented by an in-house facade and garage restoration division staffed with SPRAT-certified personnel equipped to provide high-elevation rope access investigation of hi-rise structures. As a partner to design professionals and building owners alike, our objective is to enhance each facility’s value and extend its useful life. O&N’s Philadelphia headquarters is supported by two Mid-Atlantic branch offices, a Mid-West branch office, and O’Donnell & Naccarato Structural Engineers, a Manhattan-based corporate affiliate founded by O&N Principals to serve projects in New York State.more
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Designers that COLLAB has brought to Philadelphia

November 4, 2019 | DesignPhiladelphia, 2019 Festival
In March 1970 after several months of meetings, a “launching party” was held at the Philadelphia Museum of Art to introduce to the public what would become COLLAB. In November 2019, COLLAB invites you to celebrate five decades of supporting design at the Museum. COLLAB 50 | Saturday, November 16 th | Dinner Dance 7pm – 11pm | Philadelphia Museum of Art | Info: philamuseum.org/collab A friends group of the Museum, COLLAB supports the collection of Modern and Contemporary Design by hosting international luminaries through the Design Excellence Award; encouraging the next generation through the Student Design Competition; making design accessible to the public through events, tours, day trips, talks, family programs and publications; and contributing exceptional works of design to the Museum, from appliances and electronics to furniture, objects, posters, wallpaper and lighting. Through COLLAB’s efforts, the collection has grown from 200 objects in 1970, to over 3000 today. Design exhibitions are held in the COLLAB Gallery in the Museum’s Perelman Building, named by longtime board member Lisa Roberts and David Seltzer, as well as other locations in the Museum’s main building. Designs for Different Futures 10/ 22/19 – 3/8/20 As we toast 50 years of innovation and creativity,...more
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October 11, 2019 | DesignPhiladelphia, 2019 Festival
Looking to be inspired by more great arts-focused content this fall? Check out the B. PHL Innovation Festival. B. PHL is a new, city-wide innovation festival designed to build the city’s reputation as the most innovative city on the East Coast. On Oct. 15-17, locations around Philadelphia will host more than 200 interactive workshops, sessions, exhibits, and events highlighting innovation in a range of fields. B. PHL will give attendees face-to-face access to the visionaries shaping the future of Philadelphia over three jam-packed days. The festival aims to help people make connections and to ignite new ideas. B. PHL boasts more than 40 arts-focused sessions during the festival. Among these are: A conversation with Abbi Jacobson, the writer/actor/producer well-known as the co-creator of Broad City An interactive workshop with Jane Golden from Mural Arts Philadelphia A live taping of the “Philly Who?” podcast with Sharon Pinkenson from the Greater Philadelphia Film Office A session about documenting the history of Philadelphia with Sam Katz A presentation by David Serkin Ludwig of the Curtis Institute of Music about the history of music and its relation to technology A workshop with Quinn Bauriel from Pig Iron Theatre Company that challenges attendees to use...more
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Pictured Left to right: Sam Garst, Tim Bulluck (Amtrak On-Board Services), BreAnna Bechtold, Brandon Bauer, Kristin Kopple, Arcangelo Guida, Robin Kohles
Photo Credit: Amtrak

October 11, 2019 | Press Releases, DesignPhiladelphia, 2019 Festival
Attendees Focused on Reducing Waste and Innovating Existing On-board Delivery Services to Minimize Amtrak’s Environmental footprint. PHILADELPHIA – On Thursday evening, Amtrak welcomed 20 DesignPhiladelphia industrial and product designers and students onboard trains at William H. Gray III 30 th Street Station in an effort to source potential sustainable delivery solutions at its “ Food Delivery Design with Amtrak- Get Carried Away ” design charrette. DesignPhiladelphia is a 10-day festival produced by the Center for Architecture and Design that is held every October. “Amtrak is always open to new ideas to help us improve our customers’ on-board experience, particularly while decreasing our impact on the environment,” said Lenka Hennessy, Amtrak’s Senior Director of Product Development & Customer Experience. “When we learned about the opportunity to participate in DesignPhiladelphia, we knew it would be a unique chance to tap into Philadelphia’s creative design community to help solve a food service delivery challenge in our evolving on-board customer experience: We must effectively deliver meals to our customers and exceed their expectations while reducing packaging, waste and dependence on single-use plastic.” The winning entry for the best potential solution was created by Brandon Bauer. Bauer is a Cape May, New Jersey native and...more