Newly developed epicenter of design east of City Hall, East Market, will host the Open House of all Open Houses for all design lovers, during DesignPhiladelphia on Thursday, Oct 10. 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.
So much to do and so much to see — let’s dive into what East Market has planned. Opening Monday, October 7th, come check out the “Circle Up” Light Install by Lucky Dog Studio in collaboration with DesignPhiladelphia. The exhibit strings together 360, 30” hula hoops, that will cover a total of 2,250 square feet through the center of East Market. The installation is a nod to the linking of shops, restaurants, workspaces, dwellings, and community members that make this property flourish while showcasing a Philly-based design team. Ingrained deep within the culture of the East Market community is an appreciation for designed public spaces which really gets to the heart of this partnership with DesignPhiladelphia. In addition to experiencing the "Circle Up" installation, visitors will also enjoy a complimentary fall beer tasting pop-up by Iron Hill Brewery in the lobby of 1100 Ludlow.
“We are 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.”
The evening will begin at 5:00pm, 1100 Ludlow will open its doors to the public for studio tours and design activations provided by renowned architecture firm Bohlin Cywinski Jackson and an Interior Design enthusiast’s paradise, The Design Center – Philadelphia. Check out more here.
Health is wealth, so from 6:00-7:00pm come give a proper send off to all of your warm-weather outdoor fitness classes with a few sun salutations led by Olivia Berry, City Fitness Lead Instructor, beneath East Market's the "Circle Up" installation. Stick around after class for healthy snacks and raffle prizes from WeWork!
Grab your space today HERE.
Finally, at 7:00pm, DesignPhiladelphia will be ending our evening with their newly launched “Dine with Design” dinner series. Held at the ROOST East Market, talented designers, architects and attendees will experience the perfect blending of cuisine, authentic design conversation all with amazing views of Market Street and City Hall. The event is ticketed with limited seating. Additional information about the event and tickets can be found here.