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October 2, 2019 | DesignPhiladelphia, 2019 Festival
Felt+Fat’s handmade tableware always seeks to be unique, but consistent. Because of this, it may come as a surprise to some of our customers that we pride ourselves on our experimental spirit behind the scenes. Because of our collaborations with chefs around the world, we are often developing and testing new forms and surfaces in order to provide these chefs and their restaurants’ patrons with an innovative tableware experience that lives up to our standards of quality. Last year we introduced Glaze Lab, a ceramic subscription service that allowed us to share this experimental spirit with our retail customers. The response was overwhelming and we had an incredible time pouring through our recipes and re-inventing molds in order to produce exclusive wares with uncommon qualities for our subscribers. This experimental ceramic subscription service started out as, well, an experiment for us as a business. In preparation for 2020, we are re-opening the subscription for Glaze Lab towards the end of September, and have spent the past several months developing new ideas and processes in order to produce wares that we believe will surprise and entertain our customers. While we love the wares our production team crafts every day in our...more
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October 2, 2019 | DesignPhiladelphia, 2019 Festival
G.T.Design, the innovative Italian manufacturer of contemporary rugs, will showcase “The Gentle Carpet”, an installation of timeless carpet designs, at the DesignPhiladelphia 2019. This celebrated global design festival presents the latest developments - the best and what’s next in the industry. The Gentle Carpet, curated by G.T.Design’s Creative Director and Founder Deanna Comellini, will be center-stage in the inspired setting of LEMA Studio, a new trading partner for G.T.Design in Philadelphia. This esteemed showroom offers a selection of the best international and Made in Italy luxury design. The carpets will be displayed to complement the showroom furnishing, highlighting the essential role of the textile component in interior design and architectural projects; alternately, they will be rolled-up like parchment and presented in precious cabinets to illustrate the fine details of the materials. Deanna Comellini has worked for more than 40 years on the notion of the contemporary rug. With an obsessive quest for an impeccable color palette, top-quality natural materials and high-performance technical yarns, she perfectly blends nature, light and color into her collections. Giving the weaving process a modern expression, she made textiles and contemporary rugs an essential element in interior design. Comellini’s creative process focuses on yarn and textile...more
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October 2, 2019 | DesignPhiladelphia, 2019 Festival
Tyler School of Art and Architecture students participating in the Holographic Handcraft Workshop built a sculptural prototype using augmented reality technology supplied by industry partner Fologram In the Tyler School of Art and Architecture’s first-ever Holographic Handcraft Workshop, Tyler School of Art and Architecture students and faculty in five academic programs used augmented reality technology to investigate design solutions for an industry partner Fologram, an Australian software developer. The four-day workshop helped inform the production process on Fologram’s award-winning pavilion at the 2019 Tallinn Architecture Biennale in Estonia and produced a 10-foot-high, sculptural prototype that will be on display at the Cherry Street Pier during the DesignPhiladelphia 2019 festival in early October. The team of Tyler fabricators assembled the graceful sculpture—made out of 44 two-meter pieces of wood—while wearing Fologram’s augmented reality goggles, which allowed them to visualize a three-dimensional virtual “blueprint” of what they would be building. Students and faculty from Tyler’s Architecture, Ceramics, Glass, Metals/Jewelry/CAD-CAM and Sculpture programs contributed to the project. The Holographic Handcraft Workshop was the product of an invitation from Andrew John Wit , assistant professor of architecture at Tyler, to Fologram—an Australian firm known for mixed reality applications—to partner on a curriculum-based project. “We...more
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October 2, 2019 | Press Releases, DesignPhiladelphia, 2019 Festival
Philadelphia, PA — October 1, 2019 — East Market today announced it will serve as a sponsor and official location partner for DesignPhiladelphia, the 14 th annual festival produced by the Center for Architecture and Design. Held from October 2-17, the festival includes more than 130 events, showcasing Philadelphia as a hotspot for design excellence while demonstrating the impact of design on our everyday lives. As one of the most innovative and transformative projects in Center City, East Market is a natural location partner for the festival. Located in the heart of the city, East Market will highlight the impact designers can have on the resurgence of a community and how a space can empower makers, thinkers, doers and believers to grow and reimagine possibilities. “We’re thrilled to channel our passion for this community by joining DesignPhiladelphia as a festival sponsor and location partner,” said Daniel Killinger, Managing Director for National Real Estate Development. “East Market creates a dynamic and fun experience for residents and visitors alike, and we are excited to celebrate the design pioneers who have brought this space and this city to life.” East Market will host the following dynamic events during the festival: Conversations at the...more
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September 27, 2019 | DesignPhiladelphia, 2019 Festival
Hello friends and colleagues! Our favorite time of the year is less than a week away – as usual there are a ton of events to choose from. Make sure to review the festival schedule and download the DesignPhilly app to make navigating the festival and building your own itinerary easy. Thank you to all of your designers, sponsors, volunteers, Board Members and Steering Committee members for once again – making this festival come alive and show off how much of a Design City Philadelphia really is. And a special thanks to our presenting sponsor, Thomas Jefferson University, who has been our presenting sponsor for the past three years. The commitment and support of tremendous partners like Jefferson, has helped our Festival grow and evolve in compelling ways. DesignPhiladelphia Issue of CONTEXT Magazine. The issue of CONTEXT is a special DesignPhiladelphia issue that includes an insert with festival highlights. We are thrilled that Michelle Miller Fisher agreed to curate this issue. View it here or grab your copy at the Kickoff Party. Festival Hubs. Every year we try to aggregate programming and exhibitions to allow attendees to see as much as they can in one place. This year be sure...more