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Wednesday, October 2
 

3:00pm EDT

Meet the Best in Design Finalists
DesignPhiladelphia is excited to announce the second edition of Best in Design, a design challenge that asks 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. 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.

Meet the Best in Design Finalists:
Hapti. October 2, 2019. 3PM - 6PM
Loyalty Leather. October 4, 6PM - 7PM
Rekindling. October 5, 12PM - 3PM
Pippy Sips, October 5, 6, 12, 13, 1PM - 2PM

Wednesday October 2, 2019 3:00pm - 6:00pm EDT
Cherry Street Pier

5:30pm EDT

DesignPhiladelphia Kickoff Party 2019
You're invited to join the community of designers, architects, and design-savvy Philadelphians to celebrate our City's love for design. Join us as we take over Cherry Street Pier and kickoff the15th annual DesignPhiladelpia festival. Installations? Yep. Food and beverage? Uh-huh. Design trendsetters and experimenters? Check. Tickets to the party include light hor'oeurves and complimentary beverages. More details to come! If you love design, you'll love this party. VIP Lounge Sponsored By: Parallel Edge All proceeds will go towards DesignPhiladelphia programming to support its mission is to make Philadelphia a hub for design excellence, support economic opportunities for local designers, and demonstrate to the public the impact of design on our everyday lives.

GET YOUR TICKETS HERE

Wednesday October 2, 2019 5:30pm - 9:00pm EDT
Cherry Street Pier
 
Thursday, October 3
 

12:00am EDT

2019 Design Displays | Citywide
Skate Or Design by Deckstool
https://www.SkateOrDesign.com

Tile Designer: Jason Podlaski
Layout Design: Exhibitions Program at Philadelphia International Airport, #PHLAirportArt.
Design display location: Philadelphia International Airport - Terminal A-East, ticketed passengers, across from the play area.
Description: A 60sqft. three dimensional wall tile installation made from recycled broken skateboards. "Woven" Recycled Skateboard Tiles by manufactured by Skate Or Design are featured. The tile designer is Jason Podlaski. The project was facilitated, planned and installed by the Exhibitions Program at Philadelphia International Airport, #PHLAirportArt.

Arbitare Design Studio:
39 N. 3rd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106
 
Jefferson University Window Displays

Nicole Miller:
4249 Main St, Philadelphia, PA 19127

LILA Fashion International:
4339 Main St, Philadelphia, PA 19127

Pineapple on Main: 
4347 Main St, Philadelphia, PA 19127

Liberty & Lace Bridal:
4390 Main St, Philadelphia, PA 19127

Thursday October 3, 2019 12:00am - Sunday October 13, 2019 12:00am EDT

8:00am EDT

Transit-oriented Redevelopment Opportunity along North Broad Street Commercial Corridor
People for People, Inc. (PFP) is looking for a development partner to create and implement an integrated redevelopment plan for 14 of its parcels along North Broad Street and Ridge Avenue in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The properties are located in a Qualified Opportunity Zone in the heart of Philadelphia’s North Broad Street revitalization. Representatives from Econsult Solutions and PFP will discuss their vision for a transit-oriented-development project that will benefit the surrounding neighborhood.

PLEASE REGISTER HERE.

Thursday October 3, 2019 8:00am - 9:30am EDT
Center / Architecture + Design

9:00am EDT

Textile Design Symposium, The Intersection of Makers Spaces: Analog + Digital
Join us for a day-long textile design symposium.  Guest presenters include:  
  • 9am--Wild Hand
  • 10:30am--Pointcarre
  • 12:30pm--Kravet, Inc.
  • 2:30pm--Woolmark
  • 3:45pm--Fabric Horse

9:00am EDT

Herman Miller's Annual Modern Classic Exhibit
Herman Miller's Modern Classic competition invited architects and designers from the Philadelphia area to reimagine, reinterpret, redesign & deconstruct one of the most iconic chairs in furniture history, the Eames Molded Chair. See what our talented design community have created with Charles and Ray Eames inspiring them along the way. These unique designs will be auctioned off to benefit CHAD during our Annual Modern Classic Reception and Auction Event to be held on 10.10.

Thursday October 3, 2019 9:00am - Thursday October 10, 2019 3:00pm EDT
Center / Architecture + Design

9:00am EDT

Cartrageous | Installation
The shopping cart is the most iconic image of our consumer-based culture. The “Cartrageous” furniture series was originally intended to visually challenge the viewer to question and assess individual ideas about consumerism, power, and privilege. After the first pieces were shown, friends and strangers began bringing me abandoned carts. I’ve enjoyed the design challenge of taking one object and continually asking what else it could be. Repurposed materials are frequently used to add to the FUNctionality of each one of a kind modified shopping cart chair. Audiences are encouraged to interact with and sit in each work. These unique pieces are available for purchase throughout DesignPhiladelphia. An insatiable thirst to learn new skills while working with a variety of media sustains her never-ending inspiration to create. Studying people of other places and cultures has greatly influenced her approach to looking at life and American culture with an ever-fresh perspective. This year Deanna has translated her “Cartrageous” series into wearable sterling silver shopping carts, with or without pavé diamonds. She designs and finishes her work at her home. She manipulates the carts and makes the jewelry at NEXTFAB. She has won numerous show placement awards and has been granted residencies both Nationally and Internationally.
All displayed carts are available for purchase. All sales of the carts will be donated to a local soup kitchen, Feast Incarnate

Thursday October 3, 2019 9:00am - Sunday October 13, 2019 5:00pm EDT
Center / Architecture + Design

9:00am EDT

Design Is Inclusive | Exhibition
Design is Inclusive is an exhibition highlighting the varied backgrounds of local designers and what proud Philadelphia neighborhood their work or studio reigns from. Festival attendees and our young audience of future designers are encouraged to preview their medium and their stories.

Thursday October 3, 2019 9:00am - Sunday October 13, 2019 5:00pm EDT
Center / Architecture + Design

9:00am EDT

Jefferson University Surface Imaging: Installation
This exhibition features design projects of surface imaging designers, who graduated MS in Surface Imaging program at Jefferson. Four designers, Allison Ardire, Jessica Cary, Kaijie Chen and Myrna Gutierrez will showcase their distinctive projects for 2019 DesignPhiladelphia.

Thursday October 3, 2019 9:00am - Sunday October 13, 2019 5:00pm EDT
Center / Architecture + Design

9:00am EDT

One Thing | Exhibition
The 15th year of DesignPhiladelphia marks the launch of the annual exhibition One Thing, which offers all designers the opportunity to redesign and reimagine everyday objects. Our inaugural “one thing” is the ice cream scoop. Originally called the “Ice Cream Mold and Disher”, the ice cream scoop was invented by Alfred L. Cralle at the end of the 19th century when Cralle noticed servers having trouble with the ice cream sticking to serving spoons at a hotel and drugstore where he worked as a porter. With creative rethinking, participating designers will transform this seemingly mundane tool into an object of contemplation. Housed in the Center for Architecture and Design at 1218 Arch Street, One Thing will highlight designers working across and in-between design disciplines,revealing how one object can prompt extremely diverse results.

Thursday October 3, 2019 9:00am - Sunday October 13, 2019 5:00pm EDT
Center / Architecture + Design

9:00am EDT

Steelcase | Installation
Thursday October 3, 2019 9:00am - Sunday October 13, 2019 5:00pm EDT
Center / Architecture + Design

10:00am EDT

AIGAPhilly We The Women Exhibition
We the Women is a visual initiative made up of female, female-identifying and non-binary designers using their talents to bring awareness to women's rights in the USA. The We the Women poster exhibition will be on view from October 2nd-13th.

Thursday October 3, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am EDT
African American Museum in Philadelphia

11:00am EDT

A Seat At The Table: Reclaiming the Narrative
A Seat at the Table showcases local textile and surface designers in an installation that intentionally overwhelms with patterns, colors, light and sound. It is a reimagining of how the world could be different if women and people of color had not been excluded from all major decision making. It is a space intended for discussion - both mediated and spontaneous. By making everyone feel uncomfortable, can we simultaneously make everyone feel comfortable? In what ways might an artistic movement redistribute notions of power, visibility, gaze, and profit? Our submission will be an art piece/ design showcase/ installation that will stay up for the duration of Design Philadelphia with a planned discussion at the table. DISCUSSION AT THE TABLE: Sunday 10/6 2pm POP UP SHOP: Saturday 10/5 -Sunday 10/6, Saturday 10/12-Sunday 10/13

Thursday October 3, 2019 11:00am - Sunday October 13, 2019 5:00pm EDT
Center / Architecture + Design

11:00am EDT

A City By Design: 150 Years of Architecture in Philadelphia | Installation
Philadelphia is a City by Design. The legacy and design excellence of the planning and architecture community here in Philadelphia has been admired and emulated around the world. This exhibit highlights the great ideas from our past that designers, politicians, and citizens brought to fruition, to create the City we know and love today. Throughout the past 150 years, our City has seen many peaks and valleys and our built environment reflects that. As Philadelphia has entered another period of growth and expansion, challenges remain on how to design and build a city that is sustainable and equitable. Collaboration and expanded inclusion is needed more today than it was 150 years ago, as our City of Brotherly Love faces our challenges of today and tomorrow.

Thursday October 3, 2019 11:00am - Sunday October 13, 2019 8:00pm EDT
Cherry Street Pier

11:00am EDT

Best in Design | Exhibition
DesignPhiladelphia is excited to announce the second edition of Best in Design, a design challenge that asks 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. 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.

Thursday October 3, 2019 11:00am - Sunday October 13, 2019 8:00pm EDT
Cherry Street Pier

11:00am EDT

Claudia Mills | Installation
The timeless art of creating handwoven rugs is practiced in many cultures, and while the core technique remains unchanged Claudia Mills Studio has developed a new contemporary weaving style. While rag rugs are usually woven with recycled textiles, we create rugs in a fresh palette of colors and new fabrics while retaining the texture and warmth of traditional rag rugs. Our first priority is to create a well designed piece, a functioning floor covering - a product showcasing both beauty and durability.  

Working in a small production setting in West Philadelphia for over two decades, Claudia Mills Studio designs and produces one-of-a-kind handwoven rugs. Claudia offers a line of individual designs and custom created site specific rugs. As a designer, Claudia strikes a balance between color, texture and pattern in each floor covering. Claudia’s rugs can be seen and purchased at her showroom/weaving studio in Chestnut Hill Philadelphia managed by Jennifer Clark.

Thursday October 3, 2019 11:00am - Sunday October 13, 2019 8:00pm EDT
Cherry Street Pier

11:00am EDT

CoLab Philadelphia: Building Healthier Communities Through Creative Placemaking | Installation
CoLab Philadelphia was developed through a Community Design Collaborative partnership with Impact Services, New Kensington CDC, KieranTimberlake, Ballinger, Cohere, and is anchored at Thomas Jefferson University's Health Design Lab. After an extensive 2 year period of development, pilots, testing, and design, the CoLab PHL team is coming together for the summer of 2019 for the unveiling of the new custom Airstream vehicle and will be working with community partners, Sunday Suppers, Esperanza, and Philabundance, to tackle food access and education in Kensington. Students from Jefferson, Princeton, and other schools working in the community this summer also developed an interactive exhibit and series of documentary style videos in Kensington which will be displayed at Design Philadelphia. The exhibit titled The Heart of Community exists to engage attendees around topics of community, family, resilience, hope and joy.

Thursday October 3, 2019 11:00am - Sunday October 13, 2019 8:00pm EDT
Cherry Street Pier

11:00am EDT

Expanse | Installation
Directly inspired by the maritime history of Cherry Street Pier and the Delaware River, Coscia Moos Architecture and Keast & Hood have reinterpreted common dock and pier materials, rope and wood, to design an installation that invites interaction and exploration. Traditionally seen as a utilitarian material, rope is tautly secured in tension with the wooden structure, creating a path through the installation that references the nautilus shell's spiral, while transforming the rope beyond its traditional use. A gradient of blue ropes simulates the experience of traveling below the water's surface; what begins with a light blue exterior descends into a dark navy center. An open "porthole" within the installation offers an opportunity to engage with the surrounding gradient, mimicking the water's depths.

Presented by Keast & Hood and Cosica Moos

Thursday October 3, 2019 11:00am - Sunday October 13, 2019 8:00pm EDT
Cherry Street Pier

11:00am EDT

Hapti: A wearable fitness tracker for runners that provides real-time feedback information via an intuitive haptic language | Exhibit
Best in Design Finalist: Hapti

We are a team of industrial designers having just completed our senior year at Thomas Jefferson University. Our team formed through a mutual love of solving problems by combining new research in psychology with cutting edge technologies and human-centered design. We worked on Hapti as our senior capstone project, and having partnered with industry experts in the field of E-textile manufacturing, we are now looking to take it to the next level.

Thursday October 3, 2019 11:00am - Sunday October 13, 2019 8:00pm EDT
Cherry Street Pier

11:00am EDT

Hemp Grounds: The Wonder Plant | Installation
Hemp is a natural product that signals a future of materials with less impact on the environment. By moving away from petroleum based products and looking to hemp, we can begin to lessen the toll of traditional building materials on our planet. Coexist and Amerchavre's Hemp House on Wheels highlights the possibilities of hemp in the built environment. Lead architect and designer at Coexist Build, Anastasiya Konopitskaya, designed the structure as a way to showcase the material and its adaptability into modern design.It is hempcrete's performance, versatility, and low impact on the environment, that sets it apart from other well known sustainable building methods. Exhibit boards designed by Cohere with input from key leaders in the PA and the National Hemp Council display how hemp has been used historically, its uses today, and the seemingly unlimited future of hemp!

Thursday October 3, 2019 11:00am - Sunday October 13, 2019 8:00pm EDT
Cherry Street Pier

11:00am EDT

Holographic Handcraft | Installation
Led by Christopher McAdams, an architect and technologist, works with augmented and virtual reality platforms to investigate immersive and interactive spaces. Using parametric tooling, digital fabrication and augmented reality and virtual reality to generate new opportunities in the built realm and explore unbuilt work from history.

Presented by Temple University, Tyler Art and Architecture

Thursday October 3, 2019 11:00am - Sunday October 13, 2019 8:00pm EDT
Cherry Street Pier

11:00am EDT

Loyalty Leather: Handcrafted bags to accompany you on your lifelong journey-hand painted classic silhouettes | Exhibit
Best in Design Finalist: Loyalty Leather
Loyalty Leather is a Philadelphia base leather craft workshop run by the wife and wife team of Kyra and Cheryl Ellzysmith. We are dedicated to creating quality accessories that are timeless, functional and beautiful. We choose to only work with natural materials of a high quality. Kyra graduated from Jefferson in 2009 with an industrial degree as where Cheryl graduated from Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art and University of Pennsylvania with a degree in Fine Art. They fine that blending their skills in powers them to create elegant and durable leather accessories. They are intrigued by classic styles as well as pushing leather to new creative places. By choosing not to engender the products the customer is free to choose from their line depending on the customers own unique style.

Thursday October 3, 2019 11:00am - Sunday October 13, 2019 8:00pm EDT
Cherry Street Pier

11:00am EDT

Lyft | Installation
Lyft is committed to doing its part to create an environment for effortless city living and a central starting place is through collaboration. By uniting around a common goal to create a seamless transit system in Philadelphia, Lyft and the many other transportation players in the city can work together to achieve a multi-modal approach to transit. There is an abundance of innovation happening within the industry; Lyft strives to work together to leverage it and enhance the ease of travel for Philadelphia.

Thursday October 3, 2019 11:00am - Sunday October 13, 2019 8:00pm EDT
Cherry Street Pier
  Exhibition/Installation
  • Host Organization Lyft

11:00am EDT

One Design | Installation
UArts School of Design re-envisioned its curriculum, empowering students to pursue their passions, broaden their design exposure and become the innovative design leaders of the future. Included in this exhibition, students from the Graphic Design, Illustration and Product Design programs joined forces to imagine and fabricate the One Design kinetic sculpture. Created especially for DesignPhiladelphia, their project explores the intersection between design and play while collecting a constantly evolving, multi-authored narrative on design itself.

Thursday October 3, 2019 11:00am - Sunday October 13, 2019 8:00pm EDT
Cherry Street Pier

11:00am EDT

Pippy Sips: A better way to store and cool breastmilk | Exhibit
Best in Design Finalist: Pippy Sips

Amberlee Venti, Pippy Sips’s CEO and co-founder, is a mental health professional and entrepreneur. The constant of Amberlee’s professional career has been serving people with limited means or mental illness (often both). She’s always been a problem solver and a strong advocate for others and knew that she had to bring her idea to life when she had her lightbulb moment. Amberlee felt compelled to develop Maia so that all breastfeeding and pumping moms could #pumpanywhere.
Joe Venti, Pippy Sips’s COO and co-founder, is an attorney with the federal judiciary. He oversees the daily operations of Pippy Sips including legal matters, vendor management, technical writing and much more.

Pete Venti is Pippy Sips’s Chief Strategic Officer and brother/brother-in-law of the founders. He has gained significant experience in business development and operations since getting his MBA at Babson. Pete provides his strategic vision and business experience to Pippy Sips.

Pippy Sips worked with Pragmatc Innovations (located in Boston) to develop and design Maia. Pragmatc Innovations helps companies like Pippy Sips to bring a concept/idea to a scalable product.

Thursday October 3, 2019 11:00am - Sunday October 13, 2019 8:00pm EDT
Cherry Street Pier

11:00am EDT

Rekindling: Promoting conversation within families affected by cancer | Exhibit
Best in Design Finalist: Rekindling

Rekindling was formed while the 3 co-founders -- Danielle, Dhruv, and Rhianna --- were pursuing their master’s in Integrated Product Design at the University of Pennsylvania. This product was created for their 2nd year final project with the goal of helping alleviate the stress from families affected by cancer. The team did a tremendous amount of market and user research to understand the market opportunities and user needs, went through countless brainstorming, user testing, and iterations with end users and multiple stakeholders to flesh out their product idea, and reached out to numerous amounts of cancer support groups, big corporations, and toy manufacturers to figure out how to bring their product into the hands of as many families as possible. After a year of revamping and testing, rekindling is now currently being tested by several cancer support groups throughout the country, and the team is partnering up with hospitals to bring the game to market.

Thursday October 3, 2019 11:00am - Sunday October 13, 2019 8:00pm EDT
Cherry Street Pier

11:00am EDT

Smart Adaptive Clothing: easy fasten | effortless style | changing lives daily | Exhibit
Best in Design Finalist: Smart Adaptive Clothing

Millions struggle with the (not so) simple task of getting dressed. We want to change that.
Chances are that we all know someone who struggles with dressing. Introducing Smart Adaptive Clothing - apparel designed to make getting dressed easy, allowing all to keep their dignity and style.
Smart Adaptive Clothing designs apparel for women and men. Our blouses and shirts have unique styles and features; we keep the buttons on the front placket and cuffs for a “traditional” appearance. The brilliant or smart idea is that we use Velcro to fasten and unfasten our clothing for easy on and easy off dressing. This gives independence, build confidence, style while saving time and frustration. Our company is based in Philadelphia, PA which is also where are clothes are made and this is a 100% woman owned company.

Thursday October 3, 2019 11:00am - Sunday October 13, 2019 8:00pm EDT
Cherry Street Pier

11:00am EDT

Smart Flower | Installation
Newton Brown Urban Design wants to make the world a greener place by integrating and bringing solar to new heights of technological innovation, and delivering all kind of sustainable solutions in Street & Site Furnishings for public spaces while providing elegant options for a better energy and environmental future in Urban Design and City Planning. Local government can lead the way to a sustainable future by setting a highly visible example for renewable energy in their communities. During Designweek Philadelphia 2019 we will showcase the basics of solar energy in a hands-on and engaging manner by inviting you to witness the solar tracking movements of the SmartFlower Solar and the power and unique use of the Smart Solar Bench Stellar. Our goal is to involve governance and communities to create and modify their sustainable environment better. Another unique project, the Urban Shelter, will be one of the highlights for us to reveal during Designweek Philadelphia 2019. Any business or governmental organization doing its part to move toward a clean energy future should be proud to demonstrate that commitment. Newton Brown Urban Design is a MBE Certified company and based in New York, NY with also a satellite office in New Jersey. We supply standard and custom items and deliver nationwide projects. We think Global and Act local.

Thursday October 3, 2019 11:00am - Sunday October 13, 2019 8:00pm EDT
Cherry Street Pier

11:00am EDT

Spatial Efficiency Now: Work from the Polyhedral Structures Laboratory at Penn | Installation
This exhibition brings together ongoing research projects at the Polyhedral Structures Laboratory (PSL) at the University of Pennsylvania Stuart Weitzman School of Design. Each work on display is a unique design response to specific conditions of forces being brought into equilibrium. These examples illustrate an unconventional design method that introduces the inclusion of force equilibrium at the very early stages of design. With this method, a designer can precisely control the geometry of the flow of forces in a three-dimensional space to design architectural structures. PSL is an interdisciplinary research center working at the intersection of architecture, structural engineering, computer science, mathematics, and material science to bridge the gap between engineering and design. The works in this exhibition were designed using Polyframe Beta, a geometry-based, structural form-finding plugin for Rhinoceros3d, developed by the Weitzman School’s Assistant Professor of Architecture Dr. Masoud Akbarzadeh along with Dr. Andrei Nejur. PolyFrame Beta allows architects and structural designers to explore a variety of unconventional spatial structural forms, accessing possibilities that they could not discover or design before. PSL is part of the Advanced Research and Innovation Lab in the Department of Architecture.

Thursday October 3, 2019 11:00am - Sunday October 13, 2019 8:00pm EDT
Cherry Street Pier

11:00am EDT

Student Works | Installation
Westphal College of Media Arts and Design at Drexel University is exhibiting exemplary student work from across the design disciplines. Westphal College is home to a diverse group of nationally recognized undergraduate and graduate design programs that produce award winning student projects. Programs at Westphal integrate studio education and experiential learning with the study of aesthetics, function, history, ethics, technology, social and economic realities, to address the pressing issues of our times.

This exhibit showcases student explorations of material, form, and function as they engage issues from the pragmatic to the speculative. Works from Product Design, Interior Design, Fashion Design, Graphic Design, Architecture and more are on display, exemplifying both the scope and breadth of our students’ achievements and creative activities.

Thursday October 3, 2019 11:00am - Sunday October 13, 2019 8:00pm EDT
Cherry Street Pier

11:00am EDT

The Paper Space | Installation
The Paper Space : Handpainted, small batch wallpapers A team of three women with backgrounds in business, design and fashion create the voice for The Paper Space. Carefully curated to be congenial to all aesthetics, they create and sell for consumer and the trade alike. Each paper is a unique visual process from concept to fruition with an emphasis on originality. Collaborating and producing each pattern in-house allows total control over creative freedom, with the ability to evolve and collaborate with ease. Our ultimate goal is to showcase and compliment the work and space of others.

Thursday October 3, 2019 11:00am - Sunday October 13, 2019 8:00pm EDT
Cherry Street Pier

11:00am EDT

Thomas Jefferson University: “Park in a Truck” is a simple, fast and cost-effective community effort that beautifies our neighborhoods, one lot at a time. | Exhibit
Best in Design Finalist: Thomas Jefferson University - “Park in a Truck”

Kim Douglas is an Associate Professor and Director of the Landscape Architecture program at Thomas Jefferson University. She was recently awarded the Anton Germinshuzen Stantec Term Chair in Landscape Architecture which allows her to continue research on the effects of contact with nature on children. This research is currently conducted in the Southwest part of Philadelphia in conjunction with Jefferson’s School of Public Health. The efforts are concentrated on designing and implementing green corridors for children to travel and play safely in Philadelphia neighborhoods. 
Dr. Drew Harris is an Assistant Professor at the Thomas Jefferson University College of Population Health (JCPH) and Director of the Scholarly Inquiry-Health Policy track at the Sidney Kimmel Medical College. A researcher, author and presenter in the fast-growing discipline of population health, he led JCPH’s effort to create the nation’s first Masters in Population Health and Population Health Intelligence for practicing health professionals.

Thursday October 3, 2019 11:00am - Sunday October 13, 2019 8:00pm EDT
Cherry Street Pier

11:00am EDT

Urban Shelter | Installation
Newton Brown Urban Design wants to make the world a greener place by integrating and bringing solar to new heights of technological innovation, and delivering all kind of sustainable solutions in Street & Site Furnishings for public spaces while providing elegant options for a better energy and environmental future in Urban Design and City Planning.
Local government can lead the way to a sustainable future by setting a highly visible example for renewable energy in their communities. During Designweek Philadelphia 2019 we will showcase the basics of solar energy in a hands-on and engaging manner by inviting you to witness the solar tracking movements of the SmartFlower Solar and the power and unique use of the Smart Solar Bench Stellar.
Our goal is to involve governance and communities to create and modify their sustainable environment better. Another unique project, the Urban Shelter, will be one of the highlights for us to reveal during Designweek Philadelphia 2019.
Any business or governmental organization doing its part to move toward a clean energy future should be proud to demonstrate that commitment.
Newton Brown Urban Design is a MBE Certified company and based in New York, NY with also a satellite office in New Jersey.
We supply standard and custom items and deliver nationwide projects.
We think Global and Act local.

Thursday October 3, 2019 11:00am - Sunday October 13, 2019 8:00pm EDT
Cherry Street Pier

11:00am EDT

Within | Installation
Structure is intended to engage the community and provide people with personal space within crowded environments. Visitors can isolate themselves and enjoy their moment of privacy. The translucency of the structure allows a subtle connection with the external environment while, at the same time, it provides a place of retreat.

Presented by: 39 Degrees Architects, Corporate Interiors, Scungio Borst

Thursday October 3, 2019 11:00am - Sunday October 13, 2019 8:00pm EDT
Cherry Street Pier

5:30pm EDT

Design for the Rest of Us - The Universe of Design Outside of Center City
Manayunk.com and Kismet Cowork - Manayunk present "Design for the Rest of Us - The Universe of Design Outside of Center City" panel discussion as part of Design Philadelphia! 
Register ahead of time and receive a virtual swag bag in your inbox! Swag bag deals include shopping and dining discounts from Manayunk businesses.
Panelists:
  • Mary Dougherty, owner of Nicole Miller - Philadelphia
  • Scott Kelly of Re:Vision Architecture
  • Mona Ross Berman Interiors
  • Christopher Plant of Kismet Cowork
PLEASE REGISTER HERE.

Thursday October 3, 2019 5:30pm - 6:30pm EDT
Kismet Cowork - Manayunk

5:30pm EDT

Building Stories
Architecture, Brand Identity, and Environmental Graphic Design come together in Northern Liberties to present Building Stories.

Every building has a story about people, information and the environment. The work of all organizations impacts the places they inhabit. And the places they inhabit impacts the work they do.

Respectively, brand design, architecture and environmental graphics tell the stories of organizations, create places for people to thrive, and design engaging and memorable experiences in these environments. Begin your path of travel at 725 N. 4th St. within a surprising 15,000 sq. ft. adaptive reuse of a 110-year-old factory. Enter the brand storytelling work of J2 and “Find your way” at Exit Design. Explore a few past, current, and upcoming projects with us while you are here. Then head down the shaft where “Huddle” features an engaging exhibition on the stories of buildings by Erdy McHenry Architects.

Food, beverages, and fun provided.

Thursday October 3, 2019 5:30pm - 7:30pm EDT
J2 Design

5:30pm EDT

EY Design Studio PHL Open House
We're a close-knit bunch of user experience researchers, designers and creative technologists creating dynamic experiences for companies of all sizes in pretty much every industry.

Open space. Open minds. And a collective passion for making users happy. We work hard, play hard and genuinely care about each other. Come see what makes our team so special!

Thursday October 3, 2019 5:30pm - 8:00pm EDT
EY Design Studio PHL

5:30pm EDT

ASID PA East Annual Celebration
The Pennsylvania East Chapter of ASID (American Society of Interior Designers) is based out of Philadelphia, PA and covers Eastern PA from the Lehigh Valley to Harrisburg, Southern New Jersey and Delaware. ASID is the oldest Interior Design Organization in the country and the sole organization that focuses on all sectors of Interior Design from Commercial to Residential.

The PA East Chapter's Annual Celebration is being held on 10.3.19, in the evening at the historic Bourse Building and we will be partnering with the DesignPhiladelphia festival for the event. We will be kicking off our 45th anniversary celebration which includes our Interior Design Awards Competition in May of 2020. Our Annual Celebration evening is a lively event with networking, and a recap the year's past events. Awards are presented for Rising Star and Dedication to the Chapter. The evening features the Board of Directors transition ceremony and surprise entertainment to cap off the evening!

We will also be celebrating the history of the LGBTQ community's impact in the world of Interior Design, throughout the last 50 years with featured Guest Speaker, Designer - Jimmy DeLaurentis. Jimmy is a Philadelphia native with over 25 years of experience, in the design industry. Most recently he launched his James by Jimmy DeLaurentis furniture line which will be featured at the meeting.

Join us October 3, to learn more about the oldest Interior Design Organization in the region and celebrate this year! For Tickets, PLEASE CLICK HERE.

Thursday October 3, 2019 5:30pm - 8:30pm EDT
Diversified Lighting Associates Resource Center, The Bourse Building

5:30pm EDT

Manayunk DesignCrawl
Manayunk.com presents the first Manayunk Design Crawl on Thursday, October 3! From 5:30-9PM, visit more than a dozen of Manayunk's businesses for open houses, workshops, and panel discussions all focusing on designer lifestyles.

Schedule of Events:
5:30-6PM: Registration at Kismet Cowork
5:30-7PM: Furniture & Cocktails Workshop at Urbanburb
5:30-8PM: EY Design Studio PHL Open House
6-7PM: Panel discussion at Kismet Cowork (panelists TBA!)
7-8PM: JD's Hero Complex Demonstration (details TBA!)

Ongoing: Jefferson U Window Displays at LILA Fashion International, Nicole Miller Philadelphia, Pineapple on Main, and Liberty and Lace Bridal
Ongoing: Live mural painting at Main Street & Shurs Lane with Mural Arts Philadelphia
Ongoing: Nicole Miller & VSBA Fashion and Architecture Interactive
Ongoing: Local Maker Open House at Pineapple on Main

Open Houses: MNYK Studios, EY Design Studio, M Architects, Mona Ross Berman Interiors, Re:Vision Architecture, SALT Design Studio, Schradergroup, Viridian Landscape Studio, VSBA Architects & Planners
*More TBA!

Thursday October 3, 2019 5:30pm - 9:00pm EDT
Manayunk (multiple locations)

6:30pm EDT

TRENDSCENDENTALISM
Join Humanitas Movement for a night where we will bring together three Philadelphia community leaders, as panelists, who will share their knowledge and breakdown topics relating to the progressive movement surrounding the fashion industry. TRENDSCENDENTALISM will cover hot button topics and defining buzzwords and bring awareness to the multitude of issues related to the ecological and social impact of clothing. Join us with our speakers, Nicole Haddad, owner/designer of sustainable fashion brand Lobo Mau, Katya Roelse, Professor of fashion design, sustainability, product development, and technology at Drexel University , Julie Verdugo, Director for Sustainability + Social Impact at Free People, and Octavia Sun, Sustainability Professional with a background on Environmental Science from the University of Pennsylvania. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.

Thursday October 3, 2019 6:30pm - 8:30pm EDT
Center / Architecture + Design
  Talk/Panel
 
Friday, October 4
 

11:00am EDT

HUMANITAS MOVEMENT POP-UP
Join Humanitas Movement for an enlightening selling event featuring influential, local designers, showcasing fashion garments and accessories that’s thriving in our city. This event will tell the story of each brand and illustrate the sustainable and ethical practices their businesses are practicing. Humanitas will closely work with each brand to pick out specific pieces to curate within the designed space, built by Humanitas Movement.

Friday October 4, 2019 11:00am - Sunday October 6, 2019 5:00pm EDT
Center / Architecture + Design

12:00pm EDT

Spruce Street Commons Presents: Design As Protest Workshop with Bryan Lee Jr.
Spruce Street Commons is honored to present Bryan C Lee Jr. as he leads Design as Protest, an intensive workshop that encompasses activism and design, advocating for social justice in the built environment. To protest is to have unyielding faith in the potential for a just society. It is an act of individual and collective hope, in the face of all evidence to the contrary. The Design As Protest (DAP) workshop is a Design Justice gathering to bring community members, artist, activists, and designers together to identify the systems at play in our communities and in pursuit of design intervention with the explicit intention of addressing the systemic issues of injustice throughout the built environment. This is an action, using the language of design, to protest the systems, policies, procedures, and practice that perpetuate injustice in our world. Learning objectives include: develop an understanding of the Design Justice movement model, theories of social change, and how to work alongside community-led efforts for systemic change. PLEASE CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.

Friday October 4, 2019 12:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
Location 215

2:30pm EDT

Strada Architecture, LLC Open House
Strada is a creative, cross-disciplinary group of problem solvers, thought leaders, and experience shapers who work together on complex design challenges. Streets matter to us because they are the infrastructure that connects people with buildings and public spaces. Our principals founded Strada with this philosophy in mind. In fact, Strada means “street” in Italian. Just as people mingle on city streets, our office is a place where we freely exchange ideas with one another and our clients. That’s why at Strada our big idea is Design with People in Mind®.

Friday October 4, 2019 2:30pm - 7:00pm EDT
Strada
  Open House

3:00pm EDT

Capgemini Invent Open House
At Capgemini Invent, we believe in customer led strategy. Through a deep understanding of human behavior, a focus on employee experience, and human-centric design, we shape businesses to meet the needs of the people they serve. At Invent, we design products, processes and services that drive business value. Some of our capabilities include…

Uncovering Insights and Opportunities
Designing Business Operations
Defining New Product Strategy
Designing for User Needs
Prototyping, Testing and Refining

Friday October 4, 2019 3:00pm - 7:00pm EDT
Curtis Publishing Building
  Open House

4:00pm EDT

Seeing Old City, 83 On, Photographic Projects By James B. Abbott and James Wasserman
James Wasserman and James Abbott, both photographers, began personal projects during the nineteen-eighties in Old City. The goals and subject matter were different as they worked independently of each other but both developed a personal portrait of Old City as it under went demographic, physical, and commercial transformation. The exhibition is a selection of Wasserman’s personal, keenly seen portraits of residents and shop keepers that formed and transformed the neighbor he lived in.Abbott’s urban landscapes began in the neglected decaying riverfront framed by the Ben Franklin Bridge and changed with the neighborhood.

Friday October 4, 2019 4:00pm - 10:00pm EDT
Cherry Street Pier

4:30pm EDT

The Gentle Carpet by G.T.DESIGN.
G.T.Design, the innovative Italian manufacturer of contemporary rugs, will showcase The Gentle Carpet, an installation of timeless carpet designs, at the Design Philadelphia 2019 Festival. The Gentle Carpet, curated by G.T.Design's Creative Director and Founder Deanna Comellini, will be center-stage in the prestigious multi-brand showroom of LEMA Studio, a venue that 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.

Friday October 4, 2019 4:30pm - 8:00pm EDT
LEMA Studio

5:00pm EDT

LRK Open House
LRK designs public places and private spaces. Covering the broadest spectrum of building types and locations, the firm combines knowledge and talent in multiple design disciplines with sound business practices, an understanding of the clients' expectations and an absolute commitment to place making. Whether designing a home, museum, ballpark, village center, neighborhood or urban redevelopment, LRK's expertise is an architecture that engages people, nurtures community and enhances urban life.

Friday October 4, 2019 5:00pm - 7:30pm EDT
LRK
  Open House
  • Host Organization LRK

5:00pm EDT

5:00pm EDT

Nemo Tile + Stone Open House
Nemo Tile + Stone, led by Matt Karlin, third generation CEO and president, is a proud, 97-year old family owned business based in New York City that offers extensive surfacing collections for a wide variety of spaces including homes, hotels, restaurants, and retail stores. From its modest beginnings in Queens, New York, Nemo Tile + Stone has expanded to include several showrooms, with one in New York, one in Boston, and one in the heart of Philadelphia. Matt continues to build on the company's rich heritage as a leading resource for architects, designers, contractors, homeowners and DIY enthusiasts. From classic stone, ceramic and porcelain to glass and metal, Nemo Tile + Stone offers the most comprehensive, high-quality surfacing options on the market today. Known for its customer service, the Nemo Tile + Stone team can assist with all aspects of the tile selection process, from tile to grout, ordering samples and arranging deliveries.

Friday October 4, 2019 5:00pm - 8:00pm EDT
Nemo Tile + Stone
  Open House

5:00pm EDT

Provenance Companies Open House
Friday October 4, 2019 5:00pm - 8:00pm EDT
Provenance
  Open House

5:00pm EDT

New Construction: Planning & Design
Discover how a full service real estate developer revitalizes unused properties via strategic partnerships, innovative technology, and community involvement. Streamline invites you to explore how we develop, design, and market new construction homes in Philadelphia. Take a deep dive into our upcoming community at 1500 N Randolph Street; including the planning & design process and project marketing – featuring Virtual Reality tours of the development and our brand new virtual kitchen designer experience launching this fall! PLEASE CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.

Friday October 4, 2019 5:00pm - 8:00pm EDT
Streamline
  Talk/Panel  Tour

5:00pm EDT

The Center for Art in Wood Open House
The Center for Art in Wood interprets, nurtures, and champions creative engagement and expansion of art, craft, and design in wood to enhance the public’s understanding and appreciation of it. Join us for the opening of Making a Seat at the Table: Women Transform Woodworking featuring works by 43 artists and makers from throughout North America.

Friday October 4, 2019 5:00pm - 9:00pm EDT
The Center for Art in Wood

5:00pm EDT

The Clay Studio Open House
The Clay Studio's shop features handmade ceramics by nearly 150 artists across the U.S. We feature tableware, decorative objets d'art, jewelry, tiles, books, and boutique items that proudly carry our name. Founded in 1974, The Clay Studio continues in the belief that shared creativity, so fundamental to humanity, is a critical force for good.

Friday October 4, 2019 5:00pm - 9:00pm EDT
The Clay Studio
  Open House

5:00pm EDT

Hidden in Plain Site: Opening Reception
Please join Studio6mm and WFDG Studio for our Opening Reception of "Hidden in Plain Sight." The Opening Reception is on October 4th, from 5-9pm, but the exhibition will be open from 9am to 5pm through October 12th. This exhibition challenges us to examine the overlooked details in our city and create works inspired by those 'micro sites.'

Friday October 4, 2019 5:00pm - 9:00pm EDT
Poggenpohl Studio

5:00pm EDT

Creative Connectors: Flygirrl + Artists First Open House
Creative Connectors is a combined effort between Flygirrl and Artists First that merge Art, Events, Music, Learning and more through their venture at Cherry Street Pier in Philadelphia. To learn more about them, visit www.creativeconnectors.net or at Studio #6 at Cherry Street Pier.

Friday October 4, 2019 5:00pm - 10:00pm EDT
Cherry Street Pier

5:00pm EDT

k YODER design Open House
Join the k YODER design team at our studio during the DesignPhiladelphia 2019 Old City Design Crawl. See our latest projects - completed, in-progress, and conceptual - and enjoy a signature cocktail and snacks. We look forward to seeing you.

Since 2010, k YODER design has evolved into a leading architecture and interiors firm for clients seeking a classic modern aesthetic and cohesion across design, furniture, decor, and art selection. Our commitments to service and client partnership put the emphasis on your needs and goals. Our attention to detail ensures budgets are met and construction runs smoothly. Our firm has been recognized for its ability to transform architecture within an urban footprint, reorganizing and maximizing spaces with luxurious amenities, including spa-like master suites, light-filled living spaces, and gourmet kitchens. Our work extends to vacation and second homes from the mountains to the coast. k YODER design is guided by the hands-on creative and project leadership of Principal Kevin Yoder, AIA, LEED AP. With over 25 years of architecture and interior design experience, Kevin and his team offer high-level construction knowledge, detailed drawings, and respect for budget, matched by the boutique firm's attentive service and ability to capture individual style in unexpected ways. We believe that, like a classic suit, architecture should be timeless, carefully edited, and tailored perfectly to its owner. Our ability to respect the integrity of midcentury design makes us the firm of choice for renovating and updating classic modern architecture by midcentury masters. We have been privileged to work within the context of buildings by Louis Kahn, I.M. Pei, and Vincent Kling, enhancing their original concepts with architecture appropriate for today's lifestyles and sense of luxury.

Friday October 4, 2019 5:00pm - 10:00pm EDT
k YODER design Studio
  Open House

5:15pm EDT

IS-DG, TEND, Bright Common Open House
Ian Smith Design Group LLC, TEND landscape inc., and Bright Common Architecture & Design, have located themselves in the "Crane Old School" a burgeoning community for art and design. The (3) vibrant, niche design practices are delivering solutions locally while thinking globally. • Ian Smith Design Group (IS-DG) is an architecture firm with a diverse view of how architecture can embrace culture intentionally leveraging the diverse experience of its staff to cultivate magical design strategies. • TEND landscape inc. shares a passion to plan landscapes for the needs of today while providing the structure for resiliency to adapt and thrive with tomorrow’s challenges. Their goal is to increase landscape efficiency, adding beauty and longevity through appropriate use of resources. • Bright Common Architecture & Design provides expertise in Passive House design and implementation. They revel in exploring what’s mutually beneficial for their clients, the communities they serve, and a thriving planet.

Friday October 4, 2019 5:15pm - 7:15pm EDT

6:00pm EDT

Meet the Best in Design Finalists
DesignPhiladelphia is excited to announce the second edition of Best in Design, a design challenge that asks 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. 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.

Meet the Best in Design Finalists:
Hapti. October 2, 2019. 3PM - 6PM
Loyalty Leather. October 4, 6PM - 7PM
Rekindling. October 5, 12PM - 3PM
Pippy Sips, October 5, 6, 12, 13, 1PM - 2PM

Friday October 4, 2019 6:00pm - 7:00pm EDT
Cherry Street Pier

6:00pm EDT

bulthaup studio + LEMA studio Open House
bulthaup studio is a live display showroom and design studio featuring the award-winning German kitchen brand - bulthaup. Celebrating 22 years of inspired design. The 3,000 sq. ft. showroom located in the heart of Old City was established by the team of designer Rachael Hoffman + architect
Wesley Wei; FAIA.

LEMA studio, which adjoins to bulthaup studio, is the largest flagship showroom in North America for LEMA mobili.
Wei + Hoffman restored and renovated this adjoining warehouse into an intimate first floor showroom and three stunning Airbnb lofts. Featuring LEMA closet systems, wardrobes and furniture from Italy.

Friday October 4, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm EDT
Bulthaup Studio
  Open House

6:00pm EDT

Land Collective Open House
DAVID RUBIN Land Collective is a landscape architecture and urban design studio committed to practicing with an emphasis on socially-purposeful design strategies. The studio is dedicated to crafting human-centered landscapes that create positive change through cross-disciplinary collaborations and the synthesis of art, technology and the social sciences. It is an appreciation for empathy that drives the studio's design process.

Friday October 4, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm EDT
Land Collective
  Open House

6:00pm EDT

Orchestra 2001 Open House
We welcome you to visit our studio (#8 at Cherry Street Pier) to chat with the COMPOSER AT WORK Rene Orth, and learn about their unique artistic process. Return to the Pier on October 5, 2019 - short performances of Rene Orth's "Track End" will take place at 2:00, 3:00, & 4:00pm in the Pier's garden. Orchestra 2001 (O2001) is a collective of adventurous, virtuoso performers dedicated to the music of our time. The ensemble strives to be an international leader in connecting diverse audiences with the greatest music of the 20th and 21st centuries, engaging new listeners through exhilarating concerts, innovative artistic collaborations, and enriching community partnerships in Philadelphia and beyond.

Friday October 4, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm EDT
Cherry Street Pier
  Open House

6:00pm EDT

Sue Huang Open House
Sue Huang is an artist and researcher working at the intersections of new media, installation, and social practice. Her current work investigates our complex techno-cultural relationships to nature, exploring the ways that our tactile, sensorial experiences of nature are mediated through emerging technologies. She is currently an assistant professor of Digital Media & Design at the University of Connecticut and an artist-in-residence at Cherry Street Pier.

Friday October 4, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm EDT
Cherry Street Pier

6:00pm EDT

Dine with Design - Suraya
Craving good design + good eats? The newly launched series, Dine with Design, brings exclusive curated dining experiences to Philadelphia’s aesthetically pleasing showrooms, creative spaces, and culinary scenes. Collaborating with talented designers and architects, attendees gather in an intimate setting, the perfect recipe for blending outstanding cuisine and authentic design conversation.

Join your host Melissa Alam, https://www.melissaalam.com, for a special dinner at one of the hottest restaurants in Philadelphia, Suraya.

Proceeds will support the next generation of design talent through the Center for Architecture and Design’s Architecture in Education (AIE) program which places architects and designers in K-12 classrooms throughout Philadelphia.

FOR TICKETS, PLEASE CLICK HERE.

Friday October 4, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm EDT
Suraya Restaurant

6:00pm EDT

Philadelphia Furniture Show
Living inspired. Come view the best furniture in the country paired with the freshest contemporary art in Philadelphia, presented by the Center for Emerging Visual Artists. Enjoy a personal preview of the finest furniture in the world paired with compelling emerging art installations. A prestigious display of stunning artisan furniture. An exclusive one weekend showcase in downtown Philadelphia's Rittenhouse Square neighborhood. A swoon worthy chaise, an elegant end table, or a drop dead signature piece—you’ll find them all. Talk to master artisans about their classic to contemporary designs and discover what piece is waiting for you. Get on the hunt for an amazing piece that’s truly one of a kind. And leave with inspiration to last a lifetime.

Friday October 4, 2019 6:00pm - 9:00pm EDT
23rd Street Armory

7:00pm EDT

Night of Lights
Night of Lights is an innovative public art exhibit that will transform Chestnut Hill's commercial corridor into an interactive exhibit of local history and architecture, immersing visitors in the ongoing story of the area. On October 4th, historical images and films from the Chestnut Hill Conservancy's Archives will be projected through storefront windows and onto exterior walls. Neighboring buildings along Germantown Avenue will be illuminated with colored lights, while long-time business owners will become interpreters for the evening, sharing stories and engaging the community about their own history. A one of a kind approach to neighborhood history and community storytelling, Night of Lights aims to foster public appreciation and protection of the history and treasures that define the character of the community.

Friday October 4, 2019 7:00pm - 9:30pm EDT
Germantown Avenue in Chestnut Hill

7:00pm EDT

Mr. Waffles Loves Design & PAWS - Look in our Front Window
We are celebrating Design Philadelphia with Mr. Waffles looking at you! 
Stop by Millésimé for a sneak preview of Mr. Waffles!
October 4-13, 2019 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Join us for Book Signing with Lisa Roberts and Mr. Waffles!
November 9th 4-6PM @ Millésimé 33 North 2nd St. (267) 455-0374 RSVP info@millesime.us
Design, 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

Friday October 4, 2019 7:00pm - Sunday October 13, 2019 9:00pm EDT
Millésimé
 
Saturday, October 5
 

9:00am EDT

Hidden in Plain Site: Exhibition
Please join Studio6mm and WFDG Studio for our Opening Reception of "Hidden in Plain Sight." The Opening Reception is on October 4th, from 5-9pm, but the exhibition will be open from 9am to 5pm through October 12th. This exhibition challenges us to examine the overlooked details in our city and create works inspired by those 'micro sites.'

Saturday October 5, 2019 9:00am - Saturday October 12, 2019 5:00pm EDT
Poggenpohl Studio

9:30am EDT

Design A Plate Workshop
Join us for a group workshop focusing on decorating one of our 9" plates, led by the owners of Felt+Fat.  Participants will learn about the different materials used to decorate ceramic wares and the process behind how we at Felt+Fat design our standard and custom wares. Participants are welcome to create their own design or try to recreate designs by Felt+Fat staff. Plates will be fired in our kiln afterwards and shipped to their decorators within 2 weeks. The workshop will last for 2 hours. Families welcome. Ages 5+ For tickets, click here.

Saturday October 5, 2019 9:30am - 4:30pm EDT
Felt + Fat Studio

10:00am EDT

Food Trust Market at Cherry Street Pier, presented by Aetna
What happens when our Farmers Market and Night Market programs have a baby? Philadelphia’s largest open-air market series on the waterfront! The Food Trust’s Market at Cherry Street Pier, presented by Aetna combines the traditional farmers market with programming that includes local retailers, creative sellers and visual artists for a weekly, one-of-a-kind experience. Kicking off July 13 and running through November 16, 2019, The Food Trust’s Market at Cherry Street Pier will boast fresh, affordable food from area culinary entrepreneurs, alongside some of Philadelphia’s best creative sellers, independent retailers and visual and performing artists. Every Saturday from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m., neighbors from Camden to Northeast Philadelphia - and everyone in between - are invited to make their way to Cherry Street Pier to grab fresh produce, purchase a gift from vendors, enjoy work from local artists and take in views of the Ben Franklin Bridge. On Saturdays, all roads lead to Cherry Street! #CherryStreetMkt

Saturday October 5, 2019 10:00am - 2:00pm EDT
Cherry Street Pier

10:00am EDT

Philadelphia Furniture Show
Living inspired. Come view the best furniture in the country paired with the freshest contemporary art in Philadelphia, presented by the Center for Emerging Visual Artists. Enjoy a personal preview of the finest furniture in the world paired with compelling emerging art installations. A prestigious display of stunning artisan furniture. An exclusive one weekend showcase in downtown Philadelphia's Rittenhouse Square neighborhood. A swoon worthy chaise, an elegant end table, or a drop dead signature piece—you’ll find them all. Talk to master artisans about their classic to contemporary designs and discover what piece is waiting for you. Get on the hunt for an amazing piece that’s truly one of a kind. And leave with inspiration to last a lifetime.

Saturday October 5, 2019 10:00am - 6:00pm EDT
23rd Street Armory

11:00am EDT

DPKidsFest: Design Your Own Mismatched Socks Workshop! hosted by Pals Socks
Join the Pals Founder, Hannah Lavon, for a super fun hands on workshop.
www.PalsSocks.com
This awesomely fun workshop will introduce a youngster to the world of apparel design, where they will be able to create their own mismatched Pals Socks! In this workshop, your child will learn all about the different elements of design: color choices, layout, materials and properties, and creative concepting. There will be colorful design materials provided to make your own mismatched Pals pair.
***Live Music will be provided on site by our friends from Much City Love***
http://www.muchcitylove.com
Bring your kids and start those creative gears turning to inspire the next generation of designers at our Pals Socks Workshop! Join in on the fun at:
October 5th @ 1218 Arch Street, The Center for Architecture and Design
October 6th @ the Cherry Street Pier
Recommended for ages 4-12

Saturday October 5, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Center / Architecture + Design

11:00am EDT

DPKidsFest at the Center for Architecture and Design
Limited Capacity seats available

The DesignPhiladelphia KidsFest (#DPKidsFest) is a weekend and festival experience bringing architecture and design to our youngest visitors and their caretakers through fun and creative activities at our FestivalHubs the Center for Architecture and Design (1218 Arch Street),Cherry Street Pier (121 N. Columbus Boulevard), and other various offsite locations around the city (if available). The first weekend of DesignPhiladelphia is dedicated to DPKidsFest.
For 2019 we have partnered with...
11:00AM - 12:00PM PalSocks
12:00PM - 2:00PM Charter High School for Architecture + Design (CHAD)
1:00PM - 2:00PM Girls, Inc.
Ongoing: Architecture + Design Play

RSVP your young designer here!


Saturday October 5, 2019 11:00am - 2:00pm EDT
Center / Architecture + Design

11:00am EDT

Family Galaxies
Picture this: a unique universe with an entire galaxy that is defined by your family! How would the planets look and orbit? What sounds would you hear? What colors would you see? Would it be full of electricity and vibration or calm and quiet? How would your bodies float or move in space? How would you describe your family mythology? These are some of the questions we invite you and your loved-ones to consider at our Family Galaxies program inspired by FWM's exhibition, Jacolby Satterwhite: 'Room for Living.'

Use your imagination and participate in creative hands-on activities such as making avatars, recording a family lyric to be part of collective soundtrack, and designing a unique atmospheric space for your family to live. Children and adults can work together or independently at FWM family programs, but parents must remain with children for the workshop.

Free and open to the public. Recommended ages: 3-12 years. RSVP required for drop-in sessions.
Screen reader support enabled.


Saturday October 5, 2019 11:00am - 2:00pm EDT
The Fabric Workshop and Museum

12:00pm EDT

Meet the Best in Design Finalists
DesignPhiladelphia is excited to announce the second edition of Best in Design, a design challenge that asks 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. 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.

Meet the Best in Design Finalists:
Hapti. October 2, 2019. 3PM - 6PM
Loyalty Leather. October 4, 6PM - 7PM
Rekindling. October 5, 12PM - 3PM
Pippy Sips, October 5, 6, 12, 13, 1PM - 2PM

Saturday October 5, 2019 12:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
Cherry Street Pier

12:00pm EDT

Outdoor Festival | DESIGN IMMERSION
In conjunction with Design Philadelphia the PHILADELPHIA DESIGN DISTRICT invites you to join us for DESIGN IMMERSION, a design takeover of Old City’s N. 3rd Street, between Arch & Race Sts.

Liberated from traffic and parked vehicles, PDD’s designers, architects and artists will spill out onto 3rd Street with installations, demonstrations and random moments of sheer beauty. Visitors are invited to enjoy the new spirit of Old City design in a unique and unexpected way.



Immerse yourself in design with Philadelphia Design District.



NO RAIN DATES

Saturday October 5, 2019 12:00pm - 6:00pm EDT
Philadelphia Design District, Old City

1:00pm EDT

Meet the Best in Design Finalists
DesignPhiladelphia is excited to announce the second edition of Best in Design, a design challenge that asks 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. 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.

Meet the Best in Design Finalists:
Hapti. October 2, 2019. 3PM - 6PM
Loyalty Leather. October 4, 6PM - 7PM
Rekindling. October 5, 12PM - 3PM
Pippy Sips, October 5, 6, 12, 13, 1PM - 2PM

Saturday October 5, 2019 1:00pm - Sunday October 6, 2019 2:00pm EDT
Cherry Street Pier

1:00pm EDT

Immagina il Design
Celebrating Minima's 20th anniversary, Immagina il Design is a design festival on 3rd Street between Arch and Race. Events include a trunk show featuring local women-led businesses, vintage car show, and more. Check out our Instagram and website for more updates.

Open since 1999, Minima is Philadelphia's premier design showroom featuring contemporary furniture, lighting, and home accessories. The carefully curated collection includes works from the world's leading designers and architects, as well as local artisans. Founder Eugenie Perret and co-owner Michael Schmick believe in the power of design. Her consummate passion for art and architecture stems from a childhood in Istanbul, a city with influences from both near and far, East and West. His previous career as a product and furniture designer provides a focused approach on translating client vision into meaningful design expression. Minima is driven by the principle that quality products create inspiring living spaces that enrich and fulfill lives.

Saturday October 5, 2019 1:00pm - Sunday October 6, 2019 6:00pm EDT
Minima

3:00pm EDT

Out of Site
Three limited-engagement exhibitions (originally online for Philly Tech Week 2016 and 2017 and on-site for DesignPhiladelphia 2016) featured technology-based works such as websites, software, apps, twitter feeds, etc., and were defined as Out of Frame (disruptive tech), Out of Context (displaced visual language), and Out of Bounds (playful and experimental), respectively. The participating new media artists will showcase their work for another immersive limited engagement, live for DesignPhiladelphia 2019 at Twenty-Two Gallery's new lower-level space. Artists: Caspar Below, Jennida Chase, Eric Juth, Dermot MacCormack, Jon Montenegro, Lisa Marie Patzer, TangenT ArT Collective, and more to be announced. Curated by Belinda Haikes and Gaby Heit.

Saturday October 5, 2019 3:00pm - Sunday October 6, 2019 6:30pm EDT
Twenty Two Gallery, Gallery B
 
Sunday, October 6
 

10:00am EDT

Philadelphia Furniture Show
Living inspired. Come view the best furniture in the country paired with the freshest contemporary art in Philadelphia, presented by the Center for Emerging Visual Artists. Enjoy a personal preview of the finest furniture in the world paired with compelling emerging art installations. A prestigious display of stunning artisan furniture. An exclusive one weekend showcase in downtown Philadelphia's Rittenhouse Square neighborhood. A swoon worthy chaise, an elegant end table, or a drop dead signature piece—you’ll find them all. Talk to master artisans about their classic to contemporary designs and discover what piece is waiting for you. Get on the hunt for an amazing piece that’s truly one of a kind. And leave with inspiration to last a lifetime.

Sunday October 6, 2019 10:00am - 5:00pm EDT
23rd Street Armory

10:00am EDT

Philadelphia Mini Maker Faire
Picture inventors, tinkerers, hobbyists, crafters, engineers, tech enthusiasts, artists, students, teachers, science clubs, amateurs and professionals, individuals and groups all to celebrate creativity. Adults, children and businesses, all side-by-side, showing off and explaining their work. Imagine thousands of people of all ages and all backgrounds wandering the exhibits, looking, learning, laughing and shopping for ideas and inspiration. That is Maker Faire. The greatest “Show and Tell” on Earth.
Think robotics, drones, 3D printers, wearable electronics, fashion, art, rockets, and much, much more. Maker Faire is primarily designed to be forward-looking, showcasing makers who are exploring new forms and new technologies. But it’s not just for the novel in technical fields; Maker Faire features innovation and experimentation across the spectrum of science, engineering, art, textile, green innovation, performance and craft. Philadelphia Mini Maker Faire is a volunteer-organized, family-friendly celebration featuring local do-it-yourself science, art, robots, crafts, tech, music, hands-on-activities, and more. It’s an event where people show what they are making and share what they are learning. It will be held at Pennovation Works in Philadelphia and feature 100 exhibitors, performances and presentations, plus hands-on activities and workshops. PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS.

Sunday October 6, 2019 10:00am - 5:00pm EDT
Pennovation Works

11:00am EDT

DPKidsFest: Design Your Own Mismatched Socks Workshop! hosted by Pals Socks
Join the Pals Founder, Hannah Lavon, for a super fun hands on workshop.
www.PalsSocks.com
This awesomely fun workshop will introduce a youngster to the world of apparel design, where they will be able to create their own mismatched Pals Socks! In this workshop, your child will learn all about the different elements of design: color choices, layout, materials and properties, and creative concepting. There will be colorful design materials provided to make your own mismatched Pals pair.
***Live Music will be provided on site by our friends from Much City Love***
http://www.muchcitylove.com
Bring your kids and start those creative gears turning to inspire the next generation of designers at our Pals Socks Workshop! Join in on the fun at:
October 5th @ 1218 Arch Street, The Center for Architecture and Design
October 6th @ the Cherry Street Pier
Recommended for ages 4-12

Sunday October 6, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Cherry Street Pier

11:00am EDT

DPKidsFest at Cherry Street Pier
The DesignPhiladelphia KidsFest (#DPKidsFest) is a weekend and festival experience bringing architecture and design to our youngest visitors and their caretakers through fun and creative activities at our FestivalHubs the Center for Architecture and Design (1218 Arch Street), Cherry Street Pier (121 N. Columbus Boulevard), and other various offsite locations around the city (if available). The first weekend of DesignPhiladelphia is dedicated to DPKidsFest.
For 2019 we have partnered with...
11:00AM - 12:00PM PalSocks
12:00PM - 2:00PM Architecture + Design Play by the Center for Architecture and Design

RSVP your young designer!


Sunday October 6, 2019 11:00am - 2:00pm EDT
Cherry Street Pier

2:00pm EDT

BLUE SKY COLLECTIVE ROUNDTABLE A SEAT AT THE TABLE
Grace and Ingrid are experimental design artists who create ‘art installations that seek to inspire creative activism. 'A Seat at the Table' showcases local textile and surface designers in an installation that intentionally overwhelms with patterns, colors, light and sound. It is a reimagining of how the world could be different if women and people of color had not been excluded from all major decision making. It is a space intended for discussion - both mediated and spontaneous. By making everyone feel uncomfortable, can we simultaneously make everyone feel comfortable? In what ways might an artistic movement redistribute notions of power, visibility, gaze, and profit? This submission will be an art piece/ design showcase/ installation that will stay up for the duration of Design Philadelphia with a planned discussion at the table.'

PLEASE CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.

Sunday October 6, 2019 2:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
Center / Architecture + Design
 
Monday, October 7
 

12:00pm EDT

Surface Imaging Symposium 2019: What is Surface Imaging?
What is Surface Imaging? Surface Imaging utilizes new digital imaging technologies to print on most any surface imaginable: This emerging discipline exists at the intersection of art, design, engineering, and business, to create scalable, customized physical forms from the most miniature, high-res product prototypes, to the most massive architectural installations, and everything in-between.



Join us for a unique symposium hosted by Philadelphia-based Jefferson University Surface Imaging and its Masters of Science in Surface Imaging Program (MSSI), the only educational large-format print and technology center and program of its kind in the world. Joining faculty and staff from Jefferson, guest speakers will include Clive Roux, CEO, Society of Experiential Graphic Design (SEGD), David Siegel, Director of Surface Imaging, Designtex, Johnny Shell, Vice President, Print Technology and Training, Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA), and Kaijie Chen, MSSI Graduate, and Surface Imaging Professional, among other industry, design, and education luminaries.



Symposium will coincide with the 2019 MSSI Alumni Exhibition, also on view at the Center’s galleries during the event and beyond, from October 2-12, Mon-Fri, 9am to 5pm. Exhibitors include Myrna Gutierrez, Allison Ardire, Kaijie Chen, and Jessica Erin Cary. Lunch will be provided. Reception is sponsored by FUJIFILM, Inc.



Surface Imaging Symposium 2019 Monday, October 7 12 to 3 PM Center for Architecture and Design Center City Philadelphia 1218 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19107



eastfalls.jefferson.edu/surfaceimaging



instagram.com/surfaceimaging



#SurfaceImaging

Monday October 7, 2019 12:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
Center / Architecture + Design

4:30pm EDT

Fishtown Floral Crawl
A tour-de-fleur featuring Philadelphia floral designers, flower farmers, and the locally grown flowers and foliage they love. Join us in Fishtown as we partner local businesses with flower farmers and floral designers to create awe-inspiring floral installations all over town! The crawl kicks off Monday October 7th with a guided tour and floral installations remain up until October 9th. See website for more information and to join our guided tour.

http://fishtownfloralcrawl.com/about-the-crawl/

Monday October 7, 2019 4:30pm - 7:00pm EDT
Fishtown Social
  Tour

5:00pm EDT

P'unk Avenue Open House
2019 has been an exciting year for us! We've been growing and our sister company, Apostrophe Technologies, has officially spun out into its own company. With P'unk Ave founders Geoff DiMasi and Alex Gilbert at the helm of Apostrophe Technologies, Anthony Robinson has taken on the role as our Managing Director with Kristen Angelucci joining as our Director of Brand and Community. Come on out to meet our new P'unks and learn about where P'unk is headed over a wide array of Philly-centric snacks and beverages.

Monday October 7, 2019 5:00pm - 8:00pm EDT
P'unk Ave Studio
  Open House

5:30pm EDT

RETURN TO HUMANITY: COLOR + DESIGN VISION 2020
Limited Capacity seats available

You are invited to the Haworth Designer Talks Series: DESIGNPHILADELPHIA EDITION | Networking, CEU, and cocktails Join Royce Epstein, A&D Design Director of Mohawk Group, for an inpspiring look at culture and how it affects today's language of design, sustainability, and wellness for all. This talk will explore a new Renaissance focused on human-centered design that provides renewal for ourselves, each other, and nature. .1 CEU for IDCEC and 1 LU (Learning Unit) for AIA
Please click here: https://philadelphiacfa.ticketleap.com/haworth-designer-talks-2019/dates/Oct-07-2019_at_0530PM

Monday October 7, 2019 5:30pm - 7:30pm EDT
Center / Architecture + Design
  Talk/Panel

6:00pm EDT

Modern Mobility

How will the future design of Philadelphia affect how we live and commute within the city? Modern Mobility is a panel convening industry leaders within the space to explore how the future of design will affect our city.

Panelists include:
Jen Dougherty, SEPTA, Director of Long Range Planning
Andrew Woolf, Lyft, Regional Director of New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware
Garlen Capita, Wallace, Roberts & Todd LLC, Associate Urban and Landscape Design
Alan Spooner, Bike Coalition, Director of Development

Moderated by Conrad Benner, Streets Department

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Monday October 7, 2019 6:00pm - 7:00pm EDT
Cherry Street Pier
  Talk/Panel
  • Host Organization Lyft

6:00pm EDT

Dine with Design - Enoteca Tredici
Craving good design + good eats? The newly launched series, Dine with Design, brings exclusive curated dining experiences to Philadelphia’s aesthetically pleasing showrooms, creative spaces, and culinary scenes. Collaborating with talented designers and architects, attendees gather in an intimate setting, the perfect recipe for blending outstanding cuisine and authentic design conversation.

Join your hosts John Weckerly of Boxwood Architects and Sandy Smith, Philadelphia magazine’s Home and Real Estate editor at the beautiful Enoteca Tredici in Bryn Mawr for a lively conversation in a space designed by Boxwood Architects.

Proceeds will support the next generation of design talent through the Center for Architecture and Design’s Architecture in Education (AIE) program which places architects and designers in K-12 classrooms throughout Philadelphia.

PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS  

Monday October 7, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm EDT
Enoteca Tredici

6:00pm EDT

2019 Geodesign Forum: Our Self-Driving Urban Future - How Will New Mobility Transform Cities?

Autonomous Vehicles, or AV for short, are destined to make a significant impact on the future of our landscape, especially the urban landscape. What should designers be thinking about – and doing – now to prepare for this? When will it happen? How will it happen? What will it look like and how will it function? Join us for a stimulating and provocative discussion as we dive into the drivers (no pun intended) of this paradigm shift: technology, economics, politics, public perceptions and, of course, geodesign.

Presenter: Chris Jandoli, AICPSenior Supervising Planner, WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.

Monday October 7, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm EDT
Jefferson - East Falls Campus, DEC Center

6:30pm EDT

Workshop: A Healthier Future for Philadelphia, By Design -- with Health Communication Design and Graphic Design Communication at Jefferson
Location: Jefferson, East Falls Campus, Lawrence N. Field DEC Center, Rooms 211/212
4201 Henry Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19144

This event is for inquisitive people who want to learn more about the intersection of design and health fields. Following a short presentation about the possibilities for design to improve human health, you will work with faculty from Jefferson’s new graduate program in Health Communication Design and undergraduate Graphic Design Communication program in a hands-on workshop. You will discover how to apply design thinking strategies to identify and take actionable steps forward in envisioning a healthier future for Philadelphia by coping with sources of health-related stress. Come ready to have fun, share, and learn about some unexpected ways that design thinking can help to define opportunities and lead to successful solutions in this experience that is all about our great city! Space is limited, so register early. Light refreshments provided. Parking on campus is free!

Click this link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/workshop-a-healthier-future-for-philadelphia-by-design-tickets-73482330629

Monday October 7, 2019 6:30pm - 8:30pm EDT
Jefferson - East Falls Campus, DEC Center

6:30pm EDT

A Conversation at The Girard
Please join us at The Girard, 1199 Ludlow Street, as The Girard's Design Team discusses the intersection of architecture, landscape architecture, planning and hospitality.

Panel Participants: Morris Adjmi (Morris Adjmi Architects), Randy Cook (Method Hospitality), Margie Ruddick (Margie Ruddick Landscape), Michael Prifti (BLT Architects), Daniel Killinger (National Real Estate Development). Moderated by Inga Saffron (Philadelphia Inquirer). For tickets, click here.

Monday October 7, 2019 6:30pm - 9:30pm EDT
East Market
  Talk/Panel
 
Tuesday, October 8
 

12:00am EDT

Fishtown Floral Crawl
A tour-de-fleur featuring Philadelphia floral designers, flower farmers, and the locally grown flowers and foliage they love. Join us in Fishtown as we partner local businesses with flower farmers and floral designers to create awe-inspiring floral installations all over town! The crawl kicks off Monday October 7th with a guided tour and floral installations remain up until October 9th. See website for more information and to join our guided tour

http://fishtownfloralcrawl.com/about-the-crawl/

Tuesday October 8, 2019 12:00am - Wednesday October 9, 2019 11:59pm EDT
Fishtown Floral Crawl

10:00am EDT

Art Therapy Introductory Workshop
For the 3rd year in a row, Design Philadelphia participants will learn about art therapy as a dynamic mental health profession. This art therapy introduction is hands-on and participants will create while learning about the use of art in psychotherapy as a tool for physical and emotional release, personal development and growth, insight, trauma processing, skill-building, and enhancing communication. Participants do not need to have any prior art experience or proficiency to appreciate this workshop. Art therapy is based on the principles that art making is inherently healing and life-enhancing, and that all people have the capacity for growth, change, and creative expression.

Thomas Jefferson University is proud to offer a master's and post-master's specialization in Art Therapy through its Community and Trauma Counseling program, located on the East Falls campus.
You can learn more about these programs via Jefferson's website (https://www.jefferson.edu/university/health-professions/departments/counseling-behavioral-health/programs/community-trauma-counseling/ms-art-therapy.html), or by attending this workshop.
Please click here for registration and click through to our Eventbrite page to reserve your spot in this workshop. Registration is required.

1:30pm EDT

Design Factory Global Network: Current Projects
The Design Factory Global Network (DFGN) is an international group of innovation hubs in universities and research organizations, with a mission to change the world of learning and research through enthusiastic team culture and interdisciplinary problem solving. Come see what some of the members of the Network have been working on, and how their shared ways of working help them collaborate efficiently across cultures, time zones and organizational boundaries, fostering radical innovations. Presented by Thomas Jefferson University: Kanbar College of Design, Engineering, and Commerce.

Tuesday October 8, 2019 1:30pm - 3:00pm EDT
Center / Architecture + Design

6:00pm EDT

Design Diversely: Women of Color in Design
Decolonization‚ is a word we're increasingly hearing at design events, often being used interchangeably with diversity. Diversity is about bringing more people to the table. Decolonization is about changing the way we think. So what does that mean for design and designers? Join us for an engaging conversation with a dynamic panel of women of color architects, educators, and interior designers for idea sharing and diversity empowerment.

PLEASE CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.

Tuesday October 8, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm EDT
The Atrium at the Wanamaker Building

6:00pm EDT

HomeSweetHood - Harbisons Dairy Constrution Tour and Martha Bar Dinner
Home Sweet Hood is an annual event hosted by Cohere, a creative agency that specializes in adaptive reuse projects. We created the event to grant access to the unique projects under construction and hear behind the scenes stories from the change makers who are transforming exciting spaces in Philadelphia. 
As part of the 2019 DesignPhiladelphia Festival, guests can enjoy a hard hat tour of the Harbisons Dairy building in Kensington to get a rare tour of the project in its early construction phase and see the well-known milk bottle restoration under way with space activation courtesy of Rohe Creative. To finish off the evening join us at Martha Bar for an exclusive menu sampling and hear the behind the scene story about Martha's successful adaptive reuse. 
Itinerary
  • 6 - 7:30 pm : Harbisons Dairy hard hat tour through the raw space
     
  • 7:30 - 9 pm : Martha Bar food & drinks while hearing from the owners
     
Ticket options
  • Free tour of Harbisons Dairy upon reservation
     
  • $30 reservation for the tour of Harbisons Dairy plus dinner and your first drink at Martha Bar


Tuesday October 8, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm EDT
Harbison's Dairy
  Tour  Talk/Panel
 
Wednesday, October 9
 

4:00pm EDT

Allseating Anywhere: Exchange Pop-up Cocktail Party
Mingle over bites and beverages while you get a first-hand look at Exchange, a modular soft-seating system like no other, allowing for 180,000 possible standard configurations. Plus, you’ll be able to meet with award-winning Industrial Designer Nick Gillissie, the mind behind Exchange.

Time slots will be available for individuals who would like a product overview with Nick Gillissie (4:30, 5:30, 6:30, 7:30)

Wednesday October 9, 2019 4:00pm - 8:00pm EDT
Philadelphia Distilling

5:00pm EDT

COME FLEX with us
October 9th, 2019 5:00pm – 7:30pm
5:00PM | GET YOUR WELLNESS ON!
Experience the Flex product by Steelcase
6:00PM | LEARN ABOUT TEAMS
How Teams are working together
6:45PM | GET YOUR FLEX ON!
Yoga class
Invitees are not required to stay for the Yoga experience – We hope you can come and experience this wellness centered evening that will help break up traditional
happy hours of the week!
PLEASE CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.

Wednesday October 9, 2019 5:00pm - 7:30pm EDT
Center / Architecture + Design

6:00pm EDT

Behind the Scenes Restaurant Design with DiBruno Bros x Cohere
The DiBruno Bros x Cohere designed a new restaurant upstairs from their marketplace at 18th & Chestnut Streets in Rittenhouse. The process was super fun as it's DiBruno Bros' 80th year anniversary and the grandchildren Emilio and Bill are a blast to work with. Hear from them first hand as they share their first true hospitality experience outside of retail, and it's super special. You'll hear intimate stories of their family history, their relationship with farmers and cheese makers with product to taste, and the behind-the-scenes stories of building Alimentari, an all-day cafe with a mozzarella bar, seasonal organic wines and Italian specialties.

Tickets are $25.00 - PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS.

Wednesday October 9, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm EDT
Di Bruno Bros
  Talk/Panel
 
Thursday, October 10
 

8:00am EDT

DesignPhiladelphia Dialogue: Scaling a Business
Join us for a morning dialogue on “scaling up” as a design business, with...

Shannon Maldonado of YOWIE
Aaron Moser of Thos. Moser
Seun Olubodun of Duke & Winston
Danielle Ruttenberg + Rebecca Davies of Remark Glass
Moderated by Erike De Veyra, DesignPhiladelphia 

Program timeline
8:00am Doors Open + Network
8:30am Dialogue + Q&A
9:30am  Network

FREE TO ATTEND, CLICK HERE TO RSVP TODAY!

Thursday October 10, 2019 8:00am - 9:30am EDT
Center / Architecture + Design

4:00pm EDT

Daroff Design Inc. + DDI Architects, PC Open House
Daroff Design Inc. + DDI Architects, PC (DDI) is an award winning, internationally acclaimed interiors, architecture, and branding design firm. DDI specializes in the programming, design, and master planning of exciting, memorable, and highly successful destination and regional facilities for hospitality, restaurant, aviation, and corporate clients.

Thursday October 10, 2019 4:00pm - 7:00pm EDT
Daroff Design Inc. + DDI Architects, PC

5:00pm EDT

1100 Ludlow Open House at East Market
Please join us at 1100 Ludlow Street, Innovations Newest Address in Philadelphia, for design activations and programming hosted by The Design Center Philadelphia and Bohlin Cywinski Jackson on the 3rd, 4th and 6th Floors.

Hosted by The Design Center Philadelphia & Bohlin Cywinski Jackson

Thursday October 10, 2019 5:00pm - 8:00pm EDT
East Market
  Open House

5:00pm EDT

Bohlin Cywinski Jackson Open House
Bohlin Cywinski Jackson is an architecture firm specializing in transforming spaces into distinct places that invite connection and inspire wonder. The honesty of materials and empathetic details lend a layered, human touch. The impact exceeds the inhabitants’ needs and dreams. Achieving this takes bold moves and obsessive details. Yet we do it on a daily basis because this story, and our purpose, continues to engage us and move us forward.

Thursday October 10, 2019 5:00pm - 8:00pm EDT
Bohlin Cywinski Jackson

5:00pm EDT

Design Center Philadelphia Open House
Design Center Philadelphia is the Philadelphia area’s largest premier source for professional interior designers, architects and builders. Independent trade-only showrooms offer access to over 1,500 of the world’s most prestigious brands in 48,000 square feet of interior design inspiration with 35 design professionals ready to assist you. For DesignPhiladelphia we will open our doors to the public and welcome you to explore our showrooms and learn about how the Design Center acts as a resouce to interior designers in Philadelphia. Come meet some of our designers as well!

Thursday October 10, 2019 5:00pm - 8:00pm EDT
East Market

5:30pm EDT

Optimizing an Outdated Brand for Digital Platforms
Trying to fit a square peg into a round hole—this statement sums up the design challenge that emerges when a new website meets an outdated visual brand. The Message Agency team often encounters this challenge when working with our diverse range of nonprofit clients. While we are able to modernize a client’s end-user experience and content strategy, we are often presented with logos and visual identities that are outdated or inflexible.  They don’t translate well into digital formats and platforms and can often undermine the very improvements that we are helping our clients achieve.  
 
Our talk will outline how nonprofits can transition their existing visual identity to meet newer digital demands.  We will take you through the approach we use to update identities for our clients, including:  
  • Understanding what flexibile assets are within a responsive system
  • Evaluating a color system that meets web accessibility standards
  • Getting stakeholders on board with investing in a brand evaluation and refresh
Tickets are FREE. PLEASE CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.

Thursday October 10, 2019 5:30pm - 7:30pm EDT
Message Agency

6:00pm EDT

Cloud Gehshan Open Studio Tour
Thursday October 10, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm EDT
Cloud Gehshan Studio
  Open House

6:00pm EDT

How Can Cities Adapt for Tomorrow
At Stantec, our approach to Urban Places is one of our integrated approaches to solving the problems of the diverse, interconnected systems of cities. In Philadelphia, our commitment to design with community in mind drives us to engage on a more grassroots level to advance the innovative solutions that our cities need in the future. Join us during Design Philadelphia as we gather a panel of design and industry professionals to discuss in detail how we can use design to fundamentally make Philadelphia and many other cities‚ better. Light refreshments will be provided.

Thursday October 10, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm EDT
Stantec
  Talk/Panel

6:00pm EDT

Food Delivery Design with Amtrak - Get Carried Away
Amtrak is teaming up with The Center for Architecture and Design for its first DesignPhiladelphia festival event, and you're invited! Join us on board our sleeper and dining cars as we host a workshop to figure out the best (and most sustainable!) way to transport meals to customers in our sleeper cars' bedrooms. The best solution will be awarded a round-trip Acela ticket, and runners-up will walk away with some great branded merchandise.

Details:
Come ready to create, innovate, and design- we provide the supplies, and will give you a chance to poke around our sleeper and dining cars to get a feel for the spaces that our on-board attendants are working with as they deliver meals to customers in bedrooms.
Members of our Amtrak team will be available to describe the challenge and answer questions. You will have time to sketch out a solution and submit it by the end of the event, when our panel of judges will pick the best solutions for awards:
1st prize: One round-trip Business Class ticket on the Acela
2nd and 3rd prizes: Amtrak-branded merchandise.
Tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis for the first 65 registrants. Please register for your ticket at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/food-delivery-design-with-amtrak-get-carried-away-tickets-67029602345. We look forward to welcoming you on-board!

Thursday October 10, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm EDT
30th St Station
  Workshop

6:00pm EDT

The Year Is 2030: A 'Vision of the Future' Workshop
“The Year Is 2030” is an envisioning workshop that familiarizes participants with consumer megatrends and strategic foresight tools to extrapolate possible futures about the topics that are most important to us. The future is not static — there are many plausible futures that are constantly in flux, and we can help create the one we most prefer. First, we’ll understand the driving forces of change, and then we’ll use workshop tools to generate a vision of Philadelphia in the year 2030. You’ll have the opportunity to choose a Philadelphia-specific challenge to explore from the realms of food, health, human connection, and social impact. Ryan Chen, Bresslergroup's Director of Design & Innovation Strategy, and Anat Monroeville, PhD, Design & Innovation Strategist, will lead you in the ideation of possible products or services that might be used to serve future user needs. Join us for a couple of thoughtful and playful hours to challenge your current assumptions and engage your imagination about what the future might look like. The workshop will start at 6:30 p.m. Before and after the workshop, hang out in Bresslergroup's studio space and enjoy drinks, snacks, and mingling! NOTE: This event is free, but due to the workshop format, attendance is capped at the first 50 people who register. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.

Thursday October 10, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm EDT
Bressler Group Office
  Workshop

6:00pm EDT

Herman Miller's Annual Modern Classic Reception and Auction
In partnership with DesignPhiladelphia and the Philadelphia Architecture + Design community, we invite you to attend the Herman Miller Annual Modern Classic. Herman Miller's Modern Classic competition invites architects and designers from the Philadelphia area to reimagine, reinterpret, redesign & deconstruct one of the most iconic chairs in furniture history, the Eames Molded Chair. See what our talented design community has created with Charles and Ray Eames inspiring them along the way. Each custom designed chair will be available for purchase, as part of a live auction to benefit CHAD, Charter High School for Architecture + Design.

PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS.

Thursday October 10, 2019 6:00pm - 9:30pm EDT

6:00pm EDT

AIGAPhilly Fellow Award and We The Women Exhibition
Celebrate with us as we honor Michele Cooper, the AIGA/Philadelphia 2019 Fellow. Come early for a reception and inspiring exhibition of the We the Women posters (6-7pm), or join us for a full evening of conviviality, food, Victory Beer Oktoberfest tasting and dancing to music by Flies in the Kitchen. The AIGA Fellow program is the highest recognition an AIGA chapter can bestow on local, long-standing members who have made a significant contribution to raising the standards of excellence in practice and conduct within their local or regional design community as well as in their local AIGA chapter. We the Women is a visual initiative made up of female, female-identifying and non-binary designers using their talents to bring awareness to women's rights in the USA. The We the Women poster exhibition will be on view from October 2nd-13th. For tickets for the Reception Only, click here.

Thursday October 10, 2019 6:00pm - 10:00pm EDT
African American Museum in Philadelphia

6:30pm EDT

I Saw the Sign: A Discussion about Wayfinding, Placemaking, and Experience Design
Experience design considers every aspect of how visitors to physical spaces (public spaces, campuses, museums, office buildings) understand, get around, interpret and engage.

From the signage and environmental graphics that orient us and show us where to go, to sculptural or media digital interventions that create photo-worthy or wow moments, designers working in experience design have to think about a wide host of considerations when planning for visitors.

Hear perspectives from education, fabrication, architecture, environmental graphic design, and media design on the community and practice of Experience Design. PLEASE CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.

Thursday October 10, 2019 6:30pm - 8:00pm EDT
BlueCadet (use rear Front St. entrance)
  Talk/Panel

7:00pm EDT

Dine with Design - On the Roof: ROOST/The Girard/East Market
Craving good design + good eats? The newly launched series, Dine with Design, brings exclusive curated dining experiences to Philadelphia’s aesthetically pleasing showrooms, creative spaces, and culinary scenes. Collaborating with talented designers and architects, attendees gather in an intimate setting, the perfect recipe for blending outstanding cuisine and authentic design conversation.

Join your hosts Steve Pouippirt, President of Clemens Construction and Tya Winn, Director of Project Planning, Habitat for Humanity for a lively dinner cocktail reception on the brand new, exclusive Girard Rooftop amenity space. Typically, you have to be a resident of the Girard or a guest at Roost in this new building in East Market. Join us on the rooftop for great views of Market Street and City Hall, conversation about design and city planning, and delicious food and drink catered by 12th Street Catering.

Proceeds will support the next generation of design talent through the Center for Architecture and Design’s Architecture in Education (AIE) program which places architects and designers in K-12 classrooms throughout Philadelphia.

Tickets are $75 for 2. PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS.

Thursday October 10, 2019 7:00pm - 9:00pm EDT
East Market

7:30pm EDT

Local Supply: A CBD Infused Dinner
We invite you to taste the freshest bounty of fall veggie harvests from local producers to learn about how to incorporate the most recently legalized hemp plant into your dishes. Get zoned out with some CBD products by PlantPeople and learn about how these products can be useful in your everyday life.
Enjoy a plant based four course meal at Charlie was a sinner. PlantPeople will be represented, as well as some of the local providers of the food and drink you'll taste! Hear from local growers of hemp and how Pennsylvania is becoming a leading hemp coalition state.

Itinerary
7:30 - 10 PM : Four course dinner with infused cocktails
Ticket Includes
A four course plant based meal collaboration and cocktails by chef Erik Oberholtzer of Tender Greens and HipCityVeg founder Nicole Marquis.

Tickets are $45. PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS.

Thursday October 10, 2019 7:30pm - 10:00pm EDT
Charlie was a sinner.
 
Friday, October 11
 

9:00am EDT

Drexel Design Research Symposium 2019: Design for Living
Design Research Symposium 2019: Design for Living

The Drexel University Westphal College of Media Arts & Design presents a symposium that examines design and the health of urban living, through presentations, panel discussions and a design sprint with the Penn Medicine Center for Health Care Innovation at the Westphal College's award-winning facilities The URBN Center and The URBN Annex.

PLEASE JOIN US OCTOBER 11!
LOCATION: URBN ANNEX SCREENING ROOM
3401 FILBERT STREET PHILADELPHIA, PA 19104

PLEASE CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.

Friday October 11, 2019 9:00am - 8:30pm EDT
URBN Annex Screening Room

11:00am EDT

HUMANITAS MOVEMENT POP-UP
Join Humanitas Movement for an enlightening selling event featuring influential, local designers, showcasing fashion garments and accessories that’s thriving in our city. This event will tell the story of each brand and illustrate the sustainable and ethical practices their businesses are practicing. Humanitas will closely work with each brand to pick out specific pieces to curate within the designed space, built by Humanitas Movement.

Friday October 11, 2019 11:00am - Sunday October 13, 2019 5:00pm EDT
Center / Architecture + Design

12:00pm EDT

8th Annual Art Market at Tyler
This eighth annual Art Market at Tyler is a nonprofit art and craft fair designed to support the regional arts community by providing artists, artist collectives, students and businesses who serve artists a venue for sale of work, self-promotion and networking. The Tyler School of Art at Temple University provides an easily accessible space for holiday shoppers and collectors to find new works by emerging and established artists. Visitors will enjoy complimentary food and drinks from Victory Brewing Company during our Crafts & Drafts happy hour, and the chance to participate in maker classes and demonstrations.

For more information and to register, please visit: homecoming.temple.edu/2019TylerHCEvents

Friday October 11, 2019 12:00pm - 8:00pm EDT
The Tyler School of Art and Architecture

4:00pm EDT

Recycled Glass Blowing Workshop
Join Remark Glass in the Workshop at BOK during the South Philly Design Crawl for glassblowing demonstrations and to learn about recycling bottles. PLEASE CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.

Friday October 11, 2019 4:00pm - 7:00pm EDT
Bok Workshop
  Workshop

5:30pm EDT

Panel: Supply Chain in the Hemp Industry: Farm to Product to End User
Hosted by Drew Oberholtzer and Cameron McIntosh - The Hemp Entrepreneur Podcast
Panelists:
Judy Wicks - the founder of The White Dog Cafe and the Proud PA initiative
Ron Kander - the lead scientist at the Jefferson University
Ben Davies - the hemp farmer

Friday October 11, 2019 5:30pm - 7:00pm EDT
Cherry Street Pier
  Talk/Panel

5:30pm EDT

Type Specimens: The creation of a digital font inspired by hand-lettering at the Wagner Free Institute of Science
Referencing archival hand-lettering from the collection at the Wagner Free Institute of Science, Dermot Mac Cormack & 21xdesign has designed a new digital font, Willison, based on the exquisite labels by Charles Willison Johnson, one of the museum's founding curators in the late 19th century. While remaining true to the original unique hand-lettering in the collection, the Willison font exists as its own digital entity. This presentation will explore how the font came into being. See the process involved in creating a font and all within the historic setting of the Wagner Free Institute of Science, one of Philadelphia's hidden treasures.

Friday October 11, 2019 5:30pm - 7:00pm EDT
The Wagner Free Institute of Science

6:00pm EDT

Fast Forward >> Philly 2019
Join us for the 8th annual Fast Forward >> Philly, a DesignPhiladelphia festival event! A lineup of presenters from various creative backgrounds will Fast Forward through 20 slides at 20 seconds each to answer one question: What's next for Philly? The conversation continues offstage over light refreshments. Learn more at www.fastforwardphilly.blogspot.com. Can't attend in person? Check out the event via livestream! For more information, email FastForwardPhilly(at)gmail.com.

PLEASE REGISTER HERE.

Friday October 11, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm EDT
Center / Architecture + Design

6:00pm EDT

Bok Open House
BOK is owned and operated by Scout, a multi-disciplinary design and development firm with a background in transforming vacant and underutilized spaces in creative ways. In 2014, Scout submitted a proposal to reuse the existing infrastructure within the building to create affordable work space for a wide variety of different users. The approach matches tenants with spaces that can accommodate their needs, while offering amenity and economic opportunity to the neighborhood. It is a phased long-term construction project that seeks to continually improve and repair the building. Scout’s light-touch approach to renovation seeks to respect and repair the building’s found condition and reuse as much as possible. In the rear of the building, the old tool library has been transformed into a coffee shop. The former Le Bok Fin culinary training kitchen provides infrastructure for a local catering company. Wood-shop classrooms with high electrical capacity have been utilized by tenants in need of extra power. Bok’s first three tenants were a haberdasher, a textile designer and a jewelry designer; all three lived in the neighborhood and had outgrown their rowhome work spaces. Today the 340,000 square foot structure houses close to 150 businesses, artists, makers, entrepreneurs, and non-profits — ranging from fashion designers to filmmakers to glassblowers to architect practices to woodworkers, and even a wholesale bakery. Bok is also home to a daycare, a hair salon, ESL classes, a tattoo parlor, a coffee shop, a butcher shop, a kombucha producer and an award-winning rooftop bar. Open Studios is a chance to come peek inside the building, catch up with tenants about what new and exciting things they've been up to, and learn more about the progress made in the redevelopment of Bok. Featuring artists and photographers, wood workers and glass blowers, a hair salon, a bike shop, and more! This event is FREE + Family friendly.

Friday October 11, 2019 6:00pm - 9:00pm EDT
Bok Building
  Open House
  • Host Organization BOK

6:00pm EDT

All Hands
All Hands is a group show that gives some of the finest working graphic designers in Philadelphia the opportunity to shut down their computers and create work completely and only by hand. In fact, that is basically the only rule at All Hands. No computer or digital devices can be used in the making of the work. The other being those included to participate need to earn their living as working graphic designers. The no computer this might seem like no big deal for many fine art shows, but as graphic designers, our work is almost fully realized and created using the tools and functionality of the computer. It has become an all-important, but all-consuming tool in our industry that only a few decades ago consisted of drafting tools like the pencil, T-square, X-acto blade and drawdown type. This show will act as a catalyst to get these artists off the computer and working with their hands to create work. The output can be absolutely anything from ceramics to oil painting to weavings to a chair. Whatever each artist is inspired by at this moment will be the medium. It will create a diverse and eclectic mix of work and approach from people that spend their days practicing the same craft with the same tools.


Beyond providing an outlet for working designers to create in a textural and tangible way, All Hands will also provide an opportunity for people to afford to purchase original, local artwork. The cap on cost for all pieces will be $200 (final cost determined by the artist) and all proceeds will be donated directly to ArtWell to help connect more Philadelphia kids to the arts and their own creativity.

When together in the same room, the work will represent a wide range of esthetics, tastes, mediums and undoubted reference to our craft of design while being unified in its creation. All created by hands.

Designers:
Tim Gough / Mike Smith / Dan Gneiding / Sam Cush / Paige Pentland / Vic Steinman /Jessie Jay / JP Flexner / Nick Vicente / Ryan Katrina / Daniel Kent / Danni Sinisi / Austin Lotz / Caleb Heisey / Brian Jacobson / Jason Rothman

Curated by:
Jason Rothman

Friday October 11, 2019 6:00pm - 10:00pm EDT
Huddle
 
Saturday, October 12
 

10:00am EDT

Food Trust Market at Cherry Street Pier, presented by Aetna
What happens when our Farmers Market and Night Market programs have a baby? Philadelphia’s largest open-air market series on the waterfront! The Food Trust’s Market at Cherry Street Pier, presented by Aetna combines the traditional farmers market with programming that includes local retailers, creative sellers and visual artists for a weekly, one-of-a-kind experience. Kicking off July 13 and running through November 16, 2019, The Food Trust’s Market at Cherry Street Pier will boast fresh, affordable food from area culinary entrepreneurs, alongside some of Philadelphia’s best creative sellers, independent retailers and visual and performing artists. Every Saturday from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m., neighbors from Camden to Northeast Philadelphia - and everyone in between - are invited to make their way to Cherry Street Pier to grab fresh produce, purchase a gift from vendors, enjoy work from local artists and take in views of the Ben Franklin Bridge. On Saturdays, all roads lead to Cherry Street! #CherryStreetMkt

Saturday October 12, 2019 10:00am - 2:00pm EDT
Cherry Street Pier

10:00am EDT

ROHE HOME Flea
Shop ROHE Creative's vintage furniture, rugs, lighting and more at our ROHE Home Flea!

Saturday October 12, 2019 10:00am - 4:00pm EDT
ROHE Creative Studio

1:00pm EDT

Meet the Best in Design Finalists
DesignPhiladelphia is excited to announce the second edition of Best in Design, a design challenge that asks 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. 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.

Meet the Best in Design Finalists:
Hapti. October 2, 2019. 3PM - 6PM
Loyalty Leather. October 4, 6PM - 7PM
Rekindling. October 5, 12PM - 3PM
Pippy Sips, October 5, 6, 12, 13, 1PM - 2PM

Saturday October 12, 2019 1:00pm - Sunday October 13, 2019 2:00pm EDT
Cherry Street Pier

2:00pm EDT

DAVID FIERABEND: SPACES TO PLACE
Collab at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Center for Architecture + Design invite you to meet Groundswell Design Group. This Philadelphia-based placemaking and design firm is known for enhancing the Philadelphia experience and improving public spaces around the globe. Participate in a panel discussion with Principal, David Fierabend and thought leaders from his urban and interior design divisions. Guests will takeaway insights about this firm's interdisciplinary approach to placemaking and design by discussing local projects like Spruce Street Harbor Park, Cherry Street Pier, and Independence Beer Garden.

Meet David Fierabend and members of the Groundswell Design Group, the organization behind some of Philly’s most popular public parks, land art installations, and pop-ups.

Also hear from a panel of speakers, including Inga Saffron, architecture critic for the Philadelphia InquirerThis event is hosted by Matthew Rodrigues of NBC’s Chicago Today.

A light reception for Collab members to follow.Presented in collaboration with DesignPhiladelphia, an annual festival produced by the Center for Architecture and Design.

This event is part of the Collab program series.

$20 (members free) includes Museum admission; reception for Collab members to follow (Join Collab) | Space is limited – Advanced registration required: 215.684.7722 or FriendsRSVP@philamuseum.org

Saturday October 12, 2019 2:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
Perelman Building, Philadelphia Museum of Art

2:30pm EDT

Panel: Hempcrete as Part of the Building Envelope
Join us for a discussion on the value and possibilities of Hempcrete in building construction. Learn more about hempcrete, or hemplime, - a non-structural bio-composite insulation material that is cast in place around traditional wood framing.  It is comprised of hemp hurds (the woody inner core of the hemp stalk), lime-based binder, and water.  These simple materials come together to form a product that is mold, mildew, rot, pest and fire resistant. This system replaces the siding, house wrap, plywood sheathing, insulation and drywall in traditional American home construction.  It is hempcrete’s compatibility with other materials and its versatility and performance that set it apart from other well known sustainable building methods.  

The discussion will be lead by Drew Oberholtzer and Cameron McIntosh - Creators of the Hemp Entrepreneur Podcast, and the hosts of the panel.

Speakers include:
Anastasiya Konopitskaya, RA, NCARB, is a licensed architect with experience working on residential and commercial projects on both coasts. Anastasiya has worked with well-known architects and designers, such as Voorsanger, Karim Rashid and the architects of the Grand Central in New York; her notable clients include fashion designers and a Jim Henson family in NYC, a Hollywood celebrity and several renowned musicians in LA. Anastasiya is a graduate of Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY, and is a member of the National Council of Architectural Registration Board.

Drew Oberholtzer is a media professional with 10+ years of experience working with television leaders, such as Nat Geo, Discover, Animal Planet, HBO and Vice News. His experience in crafting story and producing and running crews throughout the world with multi-million dollar budgets is a testament to his ability of getting things done. Drew holds a bachelor’s degree in anthropology from Temple University and a master’s degree in film and media studies from the New School. Drew co-founded the company Coexist as part of an urgent campaign to bring awareness to building and living regeneratively. Coexist Build is a cutting edge design-build architecture practice with ten plus years of commercial and residential experience, focused on developing and incorporating regenerative materials for a healthy plant-based living. Whether it is building blocks or bed sheets, the goal of the company is to revolutionize the way we build and live by creating healthy, beautiful and stimulating environments.

Cameron McIntosh is a trained ceramic artist with a BFA from Barton College in Wilson, NC. McIntosh founded Americhanvre after having spent the last 7 years as the operations manager at a family-owned native plant nursery and ecological restoration services firm. Prior to this experience, McIntosh was accepted into the apprenticeship program at the Moravian Pottery and Tile Works in Doylestown, PA where he developed a passion for handmade tile and mosaic. It was this combination of skills and experiences that led McIntosh to industrial hemp and its potential as a sustainable, modern building material. Americhanvre is a licensed and insured professional hempcrete installation firm that produces a line of cast hemp objects for everyday use. With a background rooted in the principles of art and design, our aim is to bring hemp based materials to the market that exhibit a higher level of presentation and sophistication. Americhanvre is also a producer of handmade stoneware ceramic tile and planter pots.

Chris Hertz - Conservation Mason/Programs Manager at LimeWorks.us and The Craftwork Training Center, Chris is a passionate advocate for the historic building restoration process with a focus on restoration masonry and the use of lime based and green building materials. Chris helped to formulate Limeworks' Platinum Hempcrete binder, a premiere product for the hempcrete building industry that contains no Portland cement that is sourced 100% from within the state of Pennsylvania Limeworks is helping to educate the building industry, along with homeowners, in the practices of sustainability, historically accurate practices, and the highest level of craftsmanship.

Saturday October 12, 2019 2:30pm - 4:00pm EDT
Cherry Street Pier

3:00pm EDT

SUPRA ENDURA : CREATIVE CONVERSATIONS
Join us as owner and designer, Gabrielle Mandel of clothing brand Supra Endura brings a special guest, on stage at the Center for Architecture and Design for a special live taping of her podcast, Creative Conversations. Supra Endura: Creative Conversations is a podcast all about creative entrepreneurship and navigating your way through the creative industry. Podcast host, Gabrielle Mandel brings on accomplished guests who talk about their journeys and their creative process. Mandel is interested in unlocking the human qualities of running a creative business and both leads the conversation while also drawing upon her own experience of working in the design industry. She loves to celebrate the successes of her guests, but also have them talk about the times when things did not work out. Each conversation is infused with humor and the tone is warm and intimate- like a great conversation with one of your close friends. PLEASE CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.

Saturday October 12, 2019 3:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Center / Architecture + Design
  Talk/Panel
 
Sunday, October 13
 

9:30am EDT

FORGE & FINISH JEWELRY MAKING WORKSHOP
Join jewelry designers of Forge and Finish, as they bring a unique experience and demo a class on makingunisex cuff bracelets. Attendees will learn how to forge, file, stamp, and oxidize. Tickets required. CLICK HERE TO BUY TICKETS

Sunday October 13, 2019 9:30am - 10:30am EDT
Center / Architecture + Design
  Workshop

9:30am EDT

Slip Casting Workshop
Limited Capacity seats available

Join us for a group workshop on slip-casting, led by the owners and employees of Felt+Fat. Each participant will have the opportunity to slip-cast a Felt+Fat form that they can then trim, cleanup and/or manipulate in to something new. Participants will learn how the slip-cast manufacturing process works as well as how we at Felt+Fat design our standard and custom wares from start-to-finish. Several forms will be available to cast. Participants are also welcomed to use non-tableware molds available in the studio. Wares will be shipped to their decorators within 2 weeks. The workshop will last for 2 hours. Ages 16+ Click this link for more information: https://www.feltandfat.com/workshops/slip-casting-workshop-101319

Sunday October 13, 2019 9:30am - 4:30pm EDT
Felt + Fat Studio
  Workshop

11:30am EDT

FORGE & FINISH JEWELRY MAKING WORKSHOP
Join jewelry designers of Forge and Finish, as they bring a unique experience and demo a class on makingunisex cuff bracelets. Attendees will learn how to forge, file, stamp, and oxidize. Tickets required. CLICK HERE TO BUY TICKETS

Sunday October 13, 2019 11:30am - 12:30pm EDT
Center / Architecture + Design
  Workshop

2:00pm EDT

Gershman Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival Presents SACRED SPACES film screening
An unparalleled visual experience featuring some of the most important sacred Jewish structures in the world, SACRED SPACES charts the remarkable 3,000-year history of the Jewish Diaspora through its places of worship, examining how these spiritual sanctuaries have figured in the transmission of Jewish values through the ages.

Beginning with the historic significance of the destroyed temples and the remaining Western Wall in Jerusalem, this lush travelogue journeys to Tunisia, Cordoba, Toledo, Amsterdam, Venice and Budapest where the synagogues attest to the history of European Jewry. By transporting audiences to these sacred sites and awe-inspiring architectural wonders, Director Celia Lowenstein honors and rediscovers these profound and beautiful works of art. Her thoughtful and meditative spiritual journey culminates with the exploration of Philadelphia’s own, Beth Sholom Congregation, a Conservative synagogue in Elkin’s Park designed by world-renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright.

Sunday October 13, 2019 2:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
National Museum of American Jewish History

3:00pm EDT

Urban Shelter | Installation Assembly
Newton Brown Urban Design wants to make the world a greener place by integrating and bringing solar to new heights of technological innovation, and delivering all kind of sustainable solutions in Street & Site Furnishings for public spaces while providing elegant options for a better energy and environmental future in Urban Design and City Planning. Local government can lead the way to a sustainable future by setting a highly visible example for renewable energy in their communities. During Designweek Philadelphia 2019 we will showcase the basics of solar energy in a hands-on and engaging manner by inviting you to witness the solar tracking movements of the SmartFlower Solar and the power and unique use of the Smart Solar Bench Stellar. Our goal is to involve governance and communities to create and modify their sustainable environment better. Another unique project, the Urban Shelter, will be one of the highlights for us to reveal during Designweek Philadelphia 2019. Any business or governmental organization doing its part to move toward a clean energy future should be proud to demonstrate that commitment. Newton Brown Urban Design is a MBE Certified company and based in New York, NY with also a satellite office in New Jersey. We supply standard and custom items and deliver nationwide projects. We think Global and Act local.

For this event, all of the DesignPhiladelphia 2019 event partners have been encouraged to contribute to the Urban Shelter with a slat of wood to be assembled and seen as "time capsule" of our design community in DesignPhiladelphia's fifteenth year of existence and gift to the city.

Sunday October 13, 2019 3:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Cherry Street Pier
 


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