2019 Festival

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June 13, 2019 | 2019 Festival, DesignPhiladelphia
Announcing the 2019 DesignPhiladelphia DesignCrawl dates and neighborhoods. Thursday, October 3, 2019 – Manayunk Friday, October 4, 2019 – Old City Friday, October 4, 2019 – Fishtown/Kensington Thursday, October 10, 2019 – Center City Friday, October 11, 2019 – South Philly DesignPhiladelphia DesignCrawls offer you the chance to experience up and coming designers in a Philly neighborhood with design chops and charm. Stroll the neighborhood shops, check out the design displays, and plan to attend one our design and dine experiences…more info on that coming soon. Not located in one of the DesignCrawl neighborhoods? No worries. Businesses not located in one of the DesignCrawl neighborhoods or businesses just looking to host their open house on a different day can still sign up. Cost to host an Open House is $150 and partner benefits include: A listing on the DesignPhiladelphia.org 2019 Festival Calendar. A listing on the DesignPhiladelphia 2019 printed handout. (ONLY if Open House is submitted by June 30). 1 vinyl window cling/sticker. 5 Festival posters to display in your store or other locations. Promotion of the neighborhood DesignCrawls in DesignPhiladelphia marketing and PR. Click on the following links to view last year’s crawl participants in each neighborhood: Old City Fishtown/Kensington Center City South Phillymore
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May 2, 2019 | DesignPhiladelphia, 2019 Festival
Wow! Can’t believe it’s almost been a month since our roadshow, touring some of the popular neighborhoods in DesignPhiladelphia’s history. It was great to come out and meet folks new to DesignPhiladelphia, festival veterans and advocates. We went into this as a total experiment...Yes, to share information about the festival and how to get involved with DesignPhiladelphia. But it became more than that, it became a platform to share ideas—how can we spread the word of design and inspire its importance in our everyday life. It also became a space for our team to share our vision and hopes for the festival. As a DesignPhiladelphia partner we want you to think about, and challenge you, how we inform and educate others about the importance of the design industry and its professionals. How do we help people appreciate the experience that comes out of good design? How do we create events and programming that not only celebrates our designers and the things we do, but also how others can participate and demand design that will make our life better, as a community, and as a city. Maybe you’ve hosted an event before, maybe you haven’t, but you know you want to...more
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May 2, 2019 | DesignPhiladelphia, 2019 Festival
You’ve planned and organized, now it’s time to officially become a DesignPhiladelphia event partner. Submitting and paying for your event this year is easy with our online form – simply follow the steps below. NOTE: Open House submissions are not being accepted at this time. An announcement will be made when the dates for the Design Crawls have been selected. 1. Visit: www.designphiladelphia.org 2. Existing Event Partners: If you submitted an event last year, your credentials are still good, Click on Log In to submit the user name and password you created last year. If you forgot your password, no worries you can reset it from this web page . New Event Partners: If you are new to DesignPhiladelphia, click on Register Here in the top right corner of the website to create your user account. This user account is what allows you to access your event for edits even after it has been submitted. 3. Submit: After you've logged in or created your account, you can now submit your event . It is helpful for you to gather as much of your information as possible for reference, but you are able to save your event as a draft and...more
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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