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Wednesday, October 3
 

8:00am

Forum on Architecture + Design
What is Forum on Architecture + Design? 
The Forum on Architecture + Design is the newly rebranded educational and expo event that is replacing the previous Design on the Delaware conference. The Forum is focused on curating multidisciplinary educational content for designers, civic leaders, product manufacturers, technology providers, and real estate developers - all the industries that contribute to shaping our built environment. 
The Forum will offer: 
  • over 30 accredited continuing education programs and tours,
  • compelling keynote sessions featuring nationally/internationally recognized industry leaders,
  • a three-day expo, and
  • several opportunities to network and socialize with leaders in the building and design professions.

Registration Link: https://www.forum-arch-design.org/
Cost: $35-400

Wednesday October 3, 2018 8:00am - 5:00pm
Bok 1901 S. 9th St, Philadelphia 19148

5:00pm

No Savesies
Klip Collective is a creative studio producing site-specific, articulated light + sound experiences. 

Cost: FREE

Wednesday October 3, 2018 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Klip Collective 1901 S. 9th Street Studio 303, Philadelphia 19148

5:30pm

DesignPhilly Kickoff Party 2018
You're invited to join artists, designers, architects, and design-savvy Philadelphians to celebrate our City's love for design. Join us as we take over Bok and kickoff the 14th annual DesignPhiladelpia festival.
 
Installations? Yep. Food and beverage? Uh-huh. Design trendsetters and experimenters? Check.
 
Mingle with Philly’s design elite and enjoy refreshing brews by Yards Brewery and Peroni, premium spirits by Philadelphia Distilling, homemade sweet and savory dumplings by The Pierogie Kitchen, plant-based honest eats from honeygrow, Hawaii-style street food and desserts by Poi Dog Philly, and flavorful drinks and snacks from 12th Street Catering.
 
Oh and um, have you been to Bok Bar? Views for days.
  
Tickets to the party include light hor d’oeurves and complimentary beverages. 
Oh, and let us not forget! You're granted free access to Paula Scher's keynote right before the Kickoff Party at 4:15 PM in the Bok Auditorium.
Paula Scher is a principal at the distinguished international design consultancy, Pentagram. She has served on the Public Design Commission of the City of New York from 2006-2015 and is a recipient of the National Design Award for Communication Design.

If you love design, you’ll love this party.

Registration Link: https://philadelphiacfa.ticketleap.com/designphilly-kickoff-party-2018/
Cost: $30-75

Wednesday October 3, 2018 5:30pm - 9:00pm
Bok Bar 9th and Mifflin Streets, Philadelphia 19148
 
Thursday, October 4
 

8:00am

The Future of the Central Schuylkill Riverfronts
James Templeton and George Claflen will discuss DAG’s new collaborative planning process for both banks of the central Schuylkill River. Working with volunteers, the Philadelphia City Planning Commission and a specialized consultant, DAG’s goal is to create a set of guidelines and/or zoning overlay document that could be adopted by the City.
 
DAG’s process includes initial data collection and analysis of existing master plans, proposals and potentially developable riverfront sites. Later, working with the City and stakeholders, a charrette process is envisioned.
 
James and George will also present earlier work referencing development along the Chicago River. 
James is co-chair of DAG’s Waterfronts Task Force, along with Nando Micale, and George is DAG’s co-vice chair.
The Design Advocacy Group (DAG) serves as a public forum and advocate for design quality in the planning, architecture and physical development of Philadelphia. 

Cost: FREE


8:00am

Forum on Architecture + Design
What is Forum on Architecture + Design? 
The Forum on Architecture + Design is the newly rebranded educational and expo event that is replacing the previous Design on the Delaware conference. The Forum is focused on curating multidisciplinary educational content for designers, civic leaders, product manufacturers, technology providers, and real estate developers - all the industries that contribute to shaping our built environment. 
The Forum will offer: 
  • over 30 accredited continuing education programs and tours,
  • compelling keynote sessions featuring nationally/internationally recognized industry leaders,
  • a three-day expo, and
  • several opportunities to network and socialize with leaders in the building and design professions.

Registration Link: https://www.forum-arch-design.org/
Cost: $35-400

Thursday October 4, 2018 8:00am - 5:00pm
Bok 1901 S. 9th St, Philadelphia 19148

9:00am

Design is Inclusive & Design Purpose Exhibitions + Common Thread Installation
EXHIBITION: Design is Inclusive
An exhibition highlighting the varied backgrounds of local designers and what proud Philly neighborhood their work or studio reighns from. Festival attendees and our young audience of future designers are encouraged to preview their medium and their stories.
2018 Designers: Nyasha Felder, Shila Griffith, Chitszano Isaac, Diane Litten, Beranrdo Margulis, Roberto Roque, Jeff Rubio, and Christie Sommers
WINDOW DISPLAY + EXHIBITION: Design Purpose
This year's festival campaign is DESIGN PURPOSE: Purpose Beyond Aesthetics. See the festival's poster series that includes statistics of how design will have to make an impact in our world and its cities. Contribute to the Exhibition Gallery by sharing statistics you know, problems design needs to solve, and design solutions.
INSTALLATION: Common Thread
A crowdsourced installation from the volunteers of DesignPhiladelphia, based on our individual journeys and connection and an homage to the early textile industry in Philadelphia.

Cost: FREE

9:00am

Herman Miller's Modern Classic Exhibition
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. 
About Herman Miller:
Herman Miller is a 100-year-old-plus company that places great importance on design, the environment, community service, and the health and well-being of our customers and our employees. Innovative ways to improve the performance of our customers’ organizations have become our hallmark.
Our award-winning furniture and related services and technologies are available through dealers, retailers, and e-commerce websites around the world. Whether your world is an office, a school, a home, or a hospital—and whether you are a customer, an employee, a shareholder, or a member of our community—we work hard to create a better world around you.

Cost: FREE

10:00am

No Savesies
Klip Collective is a creative studio producing site-specific, articulated light + sound experiences. 

Cost: FREE

Thursday October 4, 2018 10:00am - 5:00pm
Klip Collective 1901 S. 9th Street Studio 303, Philadelphia 19148

3:00pm

Carly Kusy: Handwoven Apparel & Textiles
Carly Kusy's work is a synthesis of SAORI free hand weaving, her nostalgia for the past and a desire to design within a more sustainable model. Each one-of-a-kind piece is lovingly handwoven on a SAORI loom in Philadelphia, PA. She intertwines her love of handwork, bold color & pattern with simple silhouettes that are versatile and timeless so that the beauty and humanity of the fabric can shine. Her work is an exploration of the movement of color and our connection to the creative subconscious.

In staying true to the ethos of slow fashion, fabric is cut, and constructed utilizing zero waste garment construction techniques and finished by hand. Carly aims to create pieces that exemplify quality and originality so that they may be unique and lasting pieces in your wardrobe for years to come.

Cost: $

Thursday October 4, 2018 3:00pm - 7:00pm
Bok 1901 S. 9th St, Philadelphia 19148

3:00pm

DesignPhiladelphia Exhibition Gallery
The Girls Gym at Bok will transform into the DesignPhiladelphia Exhibit Gallery and will be open for guests:
Wed. October 3, 2018 -- For Kick Off Party Attendees Only.  The Kick Off Party Ticket includes a 4:15pm Keynote Talk by Paula Scher, Pentagram, the Girls Gym, Hallway Exhbits, and the Bok Bar Rooftop.  Plenty of food and beverages are included.  Buy your tickets here.
Thurs. October 4, 2018 -- 3-7pm.
Fri. October 5, 2018 -- 3-7pm
Mon. October 8, 2018 through Thurs. October 11, 2018 -- 3-7pm
Fri. October 12, 2018 -- 3-9pm during BOK NIGHT -- several businesses and programs are throughout the building.  Check the Schedule for Specifics.
The Following Exhibits will be on display in the Girls Gym.
  • Best in Design Competition Exhibition.  See the Best in Design Winner and Finalists here (annoucement on September 20, 2018).  
  • Jefferson Departments: Fashion Design and Architecture Departments
  • University of the Arts School of Design
  • Haworth Presents the Designer Talks + Spotlight shining a light on emerging design stars here in Philadelphia.
  • Temple University -- Show of Faculty Work from the Architecture and Graphic Design Departments
  • Mexican Cultural Center, Mexican General Consulate, and NextFab present a collaborative project with Mexico City architects and industrial designers, Mecate Studio
  • University of Pennsylvania Intergrated Product Design Program
  • Gensler Architecture
  • Milder Furniture Design 
  • Budmen Industries 
  • BOK Tenants: Stover Ceramics, G. Kellum, MacGregor-Art, Remark Studio, Lobo Mau, Caitlin McCormack

Cost: FREE

Thursday October 4, 2018 3:00pm - 7:00pm
Bok - Girls Gym, 1st Floor 1901 S. 9th Street, Philadelphia 19148

3:00pm

Groundswell Lounge
The Groundswell Lounge at Bok will activate a corridor just above the main entrance to the Bok Building, giving this area a more defined sense of place that visitors can relax, work and socialize in. Designed with an eclectic mix of lounge, studio and vintage furniture, the Groundswell Lounge will create a comfortable space embellished with some of Groundswell's signature greenery. 
Groundswell Design Group is a full service design firm specializing in placemaking, public space and hospitality. Our projects range in scale from large public parks, land art installations, restaurants and distilleries, to intimate cafés and pop-up activations. Each project's process is specially tailored to the site, drawing inspiration from the surrounding landscape, neighborhood and community to create a unique lifestyle and atmosphere. 
 

Cost: FREE

Thursday October 4, 2018 3:00pm - 7:00pm
BOK, 2nd Floor 1901 S. 9th Street, Philadelphia

3:00pm

Haworth Designer Talks Space + Spotlights
Join Haworth, a globally known manufacturer of office furnishings, at BOK for an experiential installation and intimate setting for short talks featuring new trends of the trade and hearing from local emerging, women designers. Designer Spotlights will focus on the stories of designers, their craft, and their process. Get a chance to listen and meet to these power houses, and enjoy #HaworthDPDesignerTalks at 5:30pm nightly!
Designer Talks + Spotlights Schedule:
October 4, Thursday (5:30-6:15PM): Designer Spotlight Karina Puente, Karina Puente Arts 
October 8, Monday (5:30-6:15PM): Designer Spotlight Latasha Hall, Lillie Couture
October 9, Tuesday (Starts 5:30PM): 2018 Trends from Milan Design Week Presented by Nicole Carville of Haworth + Royce Epstein of Mohawk Group
October 10, Wednesday (5:30-6:15PM): Designer Spotlight Shannon Maldonado, Owner/Operator, YOWIE
October 11, Thursday (Starts 5:30PM): Scrap Culture: Sustainable Design Practices in a World of Waste Presented by Royce Epstein of Mohawk Group
 
 

Cost: FREE

Thursday October 4, 2018 3:00pm - 7:00pm
BOK, Girls Gym - Exhibition Gallery 1901 S. 9th Street, Philadelphia 19148

3:00pm

Mexico City - Philadelphia Collaboration: Mecate Studio + NextFab
Mexico City is the World Design Capital in 2018 and DesignPhiladelphia is partnering with NextFab, the Mexican Cultural Center and Mexican General Consulate here in Philadelphia to bring two designers from Mexico City to design and make a special, custom item to be on display during the DesignPhiladelphia Festival. Mecate Studio, an architecture and industrial design firm, led by Sebastian Monjaras and Abraham Buenrosto have traveled to Philadelphia to partner with NextFab to design and fabricate a special item for DesignPhiladelphia.
Mecate Studio will spend almost two weeks working at NextFab and are focused on collaborating to create an object to display at Bok in the DesignPhiladelphia exhibit gallery. 
“As a maker space, our passion and our mission is to help people use their creativity and make things – whether it’s their hobby or their business. We welcome the opportunity to make a special connection with designers in Mexico City and to learn how they use making and fabrication in their architectural and industrial design business.” Eric Kaplan, NextFab.
The collaboration with the Consulate of Mexico in Philadelphia and the Mexican Cultural Center was key to make the connection between Philadelphia and Mexico City designers possible. Both, the Consulate of Mexico and the Mexican Cultural Center, are highly committed to the promotion of Mexican avant-garde culture and arts in the Philadelphia region. For this reason, “the collaboration with DesignPhiladelphia and NextFab during the Philadelphia Design Week is extremely important to continue building bridges of understanding that facilitates the exchange of innovative ideas. In that sense, Mecatestudio’s work is an example of Mexico’s modern and innovative design which is conquering the world”, said Consul of Mexico in Philadelphia, Alicia Kerber-Palma.

Cost: FREE

3:00pm

Lyft: Spaces Should be for Sharing
Enjoy Lyft's parklet, featured at PARK(ing) Day Philadelphia, to loungeror play some checkers while you wait for your ride at DesignPhiladelphia's venue pick-up/drop-off location.

Cost: FREE

Thursday October 4, 2018 3:00pm - Friday October 12, 2018 7:00pm
BOK, Entry Hallway 1901 S. 9th Street, Philadelphia 19148

3:00pm

UArts School of Design: Design Matters
UArts Exhibition at Design Philadelphia
Exhibition: October 3rd - October 12th
Kickoff Party: October 3rd, 5:30 - 9pm
Design at the University of the Arts challenges students to re-envision the world around them, and provides the technical and creative thinking skills that prepare them for the future. Our Design Philadelphia exhibit showcases outstanding student work from four undergraduate programs – Graphic Design, Illustration, Industrial Design, and Game Art. UArts Design students collaborate, innovate and experiment, taking risks to solve problems by engaging, imagining and making.

Cost: FREE

Thursday October 4, 2018 3:00pm - Friday October 12, 2018 7:00pm
Bok 1901 S. 9th St, Philadelphia 19148

3:30pm

Air Forms: Kites as Adaptive Surfaces
This exhibit presents ongoing student projects from the IDEA (Interdisciplinary Design and Experimental Architecture) Studio of Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University). Founded with the support of a 2015 NCARB Award, IDEA Studio is an innovative interdisciplinary research and curricular initiative comprising the fields of architecture, textile design, and engineering. This year we focus on design explorations of ‘kites’, investigating the concepts of adaptive surfaces which propose an architecture that shifts from rigid to soft and dynamic structures and mechanisms. Wind is considered as a primary material in this research which will be harvested, manipulated, and controlled through the parameters of geometry, textiles, computational techniques, and fabrication, and tested through prototyping. The exhibit highlights student design research and mock-up models highlighting the potential of interdisciplinary approaches that merge hand- and digital-craft (simulations, physical computing, fabrication) and new materials and structures (atmospheric layers) into high-performance surfaces and envelopes.  Building on key concepts of the existing body of knowledge and the state-of-the-art, IDEA Studio aims to envision the future of architecture with novel materials strategies including textiles, fibers, and composites. Considering environmental concerns of energy efficiency, scarcity of natural resources, greenhouse gas, and recyclability of building systems, and human comfort and wellbeing, this research illustrates novel approaches to wind energy and material use. The discoveries and knowledge are aiming to advance design approaches in the disciplines of architecture, textile and engineering.
 

Cost: FREE

Thursday October 4, 2018 3:30pm - Friday October 12, 2018 4:00pm
Bok 1901 S. 9th St, Philadelphia 19148

4:00pm

Talk by Michael Ford of BrandNu Design/Hip Hop Architecture Camp
Founder of BrandNu Design and creator of the Hip Hop Architecture Camp, an initiative evolved from years of research that began with Ford's graduate thesis. The camp aims to increase minorities in architecture and urban planning.

Cost: FREE

Thursday October 4, 2018 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Bok 1901 S. 9th St, Philadelphia 19148

5:30pm

Designer Spotlight: Karina Puente, Karina Puente Arts Studio
Haworth Designer Spotlight Karina Puente, Karina Puente Arts Studio - #HaworthDPDesignerTalks
We understand design can influence and make an impact in our communities and built environment. So this year, in part with Haworth (best known for commercial furniture around the world), we are introducing short talks from emerging/women designers at the Haworth Designer Talks Space in BOK's Girls Gym. The short talk is meant to connect festival attendees with local rock stars of the design community in an intimate setting to share their inspiration, process, and work. 
Tonight meet Karina Puente of Karina Puente Arts, a women run studio specializing in custom portraits and art installations for unique spaces, events, weddings, and museums.
Karina Puente is a visual artist based in Philadelphia. She specializes in hand cut, hand dyed art installations for events, celebrations, galleries, and museums. Her practice is anchored in the traditional Mexican folk art of cut paper called Papel Picado. Papel Picado is most commonly seen as colorful banners strung high above Mexican celebrations, weddings, and in Dia De Los Muertos altars. Papel Picado is also a powerful work of handicraft, evidence of cultural pride, unity and survival. Puente contemporizes the folk art by working large. Puente cuts intricate patterns into mural-size paper cloth. Karina's cut patterns symbolize a spark; the feeling when the veil is lifted and an idea or solution occurs. She presents her work in unique exhibition spaces as a useful tool to amplify cultural preservation at the intersection of innovation and tradition.

Cost: FREE

Thursday October 4, 2018 5:30pm - 6:15pm
BOK - Exhibition Gallery, Haworth Corner 1901 S. 9th Street, Philadelphia 19148

6:00pm

"Crafting Luxury Interiors" Fashion's direct influence on interior design
The Lucas Alexander Collection will host an evening of fashion for the home with Interior Designer Kiley Baun, whose career began in the fashion industry. Gregory Augustine, the showroom's Creative Director, will moderate a discussion on fashion's influence on Interior Design and the manufacturing of innovative luxury materials. Proceeds from this event will be donated to support design education. Tickets must be purchased in advance of the event.

Registration Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/crafting-luxury-interiors-fashions-direct-influence-on-interior-design-tickets-47577637996?aff=DesignPhiladelphiaSite
Cost: $20.00

6:00pm

Drive Innovation with Design
Drive Innovation with Design
As designers we must move from a problem-focused to a solution focused mindset that is oriented toward a preferred future. What strategies and processes allow design to drive innovation? Join us to hear from design leaders on how they approach the crucial point where research leads to insights and ideas become design concepts.  Learn how they approach these moments with their teams and clients, complete with details about their unique processes and methodologies. Small bites and refreshments to be served. 
 

Registration Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/drive-innovation-with-design-tickets-49848814145
Cost: FREE

Thursday October 4, 2018 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Hero Digital 10 Shurs Lane Suite 201, Philadelphia 19127

6:00pm

EPAM Design Open House / Show & Tell
At EPAM, we believe brands can do more than tell a story. We help brands design and build smart, intuitive, user-centric worlds in which their stories can take place. Join our Experience Design team at an Open House in our new Philadelphia location! Learn about who we are, what we do, and check out some of the awesome innovative work we're doing for top global brands. 
 

Registration Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/epam-design-philadelphia-tickets-49560961169
Cost: FREE

Thursday October 4, 2018 6:00pm - 8:30pm
EPAM 30 South 15th Street 9th Floor , Philadelphia 19102

6:00pm

Beyond Sustainability
Experience #DesignForHumans with Humanscale and Kershner Office Furniture during an evening with John Strassner, Humanscale Director of Workplace Strategies, who will be discussing "Beyond Sustainability."
As the environmental movement continues to thrive, it is no longer good enough to do less harm or use less resources from the environment. Now is the time for designers to work towards creating a net positive future. Companies on the cutting-edge of the environmental movement are no longer just measuring their carbon footprint, but are actively engaged with clients and partners in measuring their handprint. The handprint measures not what has been damaged, but what has been given back to communities, employees and the environment as a whole.
Please join us for cocktails and light fare in addition to a compelling discussion around sustainable operations, healthy material selection, wildlife preservation and our commitment to having a net positive effect on our global community.
CEU credits available for IDCEC, AIA, and HSW.
__________
Humanscale is the premier designer and manufacturer of ergonomic products for a more comfortable workplace. Our award-winning ergonomic office solutions are designed to improve the health, efficiency, and quality of work life.
Kershner Office Furniture is a preferred single source supplier for commercial furniture in the Delaware Valley and proud dealer of Humanscale. Now in its second generation as a family-run business, the Kershner name has become a greater-Philadelphia fixture for more than 50 years.

Registration Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/beyond-sustainability-tickets-47588872599
Cost: FREE

Thursday October 4, 2018 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Humanscale Philadelphia Showroom 2104 Market St, Philadelphia 19147

6:30pm

Democratization in a Design Collective
The Design Activist Institute is a Philadelphia-based, intersectional, feminist, autonomous, grassroots collective of designers working for radical, utopian resistance and building a better world. Throughout summer 2018, the design collective collaboratively created local "guides for utopia" based around a number of issues using consensus-building, systems design, design thinking, principles of social justice, and democratic organizing tactics. We invite the larger community to come learn about our processes and projects.

Registration Link: http://designactivistinstitute.org
Cost: FREE

Thursday October 4, 2018 6:30pm - 9:00pm

7:00pm

Laurel Hill Cemetery Future Lighting Plan + Kickoff Reception
Laurel Hill Cemetery, a National Historic Landmark founded in 1836, is welcoming members of the public to preview our newly designed future lighting plan. The Lighting Practice is helping to provide Laurel Hill with a lighting design meant to highlight the architectural and artistic features of the cemetery. A small-scale version of Laurel Hill’s new lighting plan will be on display as part of DesignPhiladelphia, and will be visible to the public from Kelly Drive from October 4th to October 12th.
A kickoff reception will be held on October 4th beginning at 7pm. Guests can enjoy refreshments in our beautiful Medallion Garden, before being invited on a special twilight tour to view the new lighting, some of our most noteworthy Victorian monuments, and the final resting places of our famous “permanent residents.”
Laurel Hill is America's first National Historic Landmark Cemetery, boasting art, architecture, nature and stunning river views. This final resting place of numerous historic notables is open daily with free admission for self-guided tours or recreation. Joggers, dog walkers, bicyclists and photographers are welcome. Unique public tours and events are offered throughout the year, with all proceeds benefitting the preservation and educational mission of Laurel Hill Cemetery. www.thelaurelhillcemetery.org
The Lighting Practice transforms ordinary spaces into places that are extraordinary, captivating and memorable. We accomplish this through careful listening, collaboration and dedication to achieving our clients’ vision. Our history of on-going long-term relationships is due to our team’s ability to understand our clients’ goals and deliver results beyond their expectations.
 

Registration Link: https://thelaurelhillcemetery.org/
Cost: $25

Thursday October 4, 2018 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Laurel Hill Cemetery 3822 Ridge Avenue, Philadelphia 19132
 
Friday, October 5
 

8:00am

Forum on Architecture + Design
What is Forum on Architecture + Design? 
The Forum on Architecture + Design is the newly rebranded educational and expo event that is replacing the previous Design on the Delaware conference. The Forum is focused on curating multidisciplinary educational content for designers, civic leaders, product manufacturers, technology providers, and real estate developers - all the industries that contribute to shaping our built environment. 
The Forum will offer: 
  • over 30 accredited continuing education programs and tours,
  • compelling keynote sessions featuring nationally/internationally recognized industry leaders,
  • a three-day expo, and
  • several opportunities to network and socialize with leaders in the building and design professions.

Registration Link: https://www.forum-arch-design.org/
Cost: $35-400

Friday October 5, 2018 8:00am - 2:00pm
Bok 1901 S. 9th St, Philadelphia 19148

9:00am

Design is Inclusive & Design Purpose Exhibitions + Common Thread Installation
EXHIBITION: Design is Inclusive
An exhibition highlighting the varied backgrounds of local designers and what proud Philly neighborhood their work or studio reighns from. Festival attendees and our young audience of future designers are encouraged to preview their medium and their stories.
2018 Designers: Nyasha Felder, Shila Griffith, Chitszano Isaac, Diane Litten, Beranrdo Margulis, Roberto Roque, Jeff Rubio, and Christie Sommers
WINDOW DISPLAY + EXHIBITION: Design Purpose
This year's festival campaign is DESIGN PURPOSE: Purpose Beyond Aesthetics. See the festival's poster series that includes statistics of how design will have to make an impact in our world and its cities. Contribute to the Exhibition Gallery by sharing statistics you know, problems design needs to solve, and design solutions.
INSTALLATION: Common Thread
A crowdsourced installation from the volunteers of DesignPhiladelphia, based on our individual journeys and connection and an homage to the early textile industry in Philadelphia.

Cost: FREE

9:00am

Herman Miller's Modern Classic Exhibition
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. 
About Herman Miller:
Herman Miller is a 100-year-old-plus company that places great importance on design, the environment, community service, and the health and well-being of our customers and our employees. Innovative ways to improve the performance of our customers’ organizations have become our hallmark.
Our award-winning furniture and related services and technologies are available through dealers, retailers, and e-commerce websites around the world. Whether your world is an office, a school, a home, or a hospital—and whether you are a customer, an employee, a shareholder, or a member of our community—we work hard to create a better world around you.

Cost: FREE

10:00am

No Savesies
Klip Collective is a creative studio producing site-specific, articulated light + sound experiences. 

Cost: FREE

Friday October 5, 2018 10:00am - 5:00pm
Klip Collective 1901 S. 9th Street Studio 303, Philadelphia 19148

12:00pm

Elfreth's Alley Designer Show House
The first annual Elfreth's Alley Designer Show House will take place inside the museum itself. Design studio 36 Craven and Millesime showroom will transform this Georgian 'city house' on America's oldest residence street into a 21st century home. Speical partners include The Clay Studio and Meadowsweet. The show runs Friday thru Sunday, October 5 to October 21. Suggested donation of $5 to benefit the Elfreth's Alley Assocation -- a non-profit organization committed to the protection & preservation of this National Historic Landmark. Refreshments will be served opening night, Ocrtober 5th.

Registration Link: https://36craven.ticketleap.com/elfreths-alley-designer-show-hoiuse/
Cost: Suggested $5 donation to the Elfreth's Alley Association

1:00pm

The Art of Armando Veve
Armando Veve is an artist and illustrator working in Philadelphia. Philadelphia-based Veve has won two gold medals from the Society of Illustrators in New York for his intricate, realistic works, which he draws by hand with graphite. Among his clients: The New Yorker, Bloomberg, BusinessWeek, The New York Times, Conde Nast Traveler, Mother Jones, Wired. He was named an ADC Young Gun by The One Club for Creativity and selected to the Forbes 2018 30 under 30 list.
This exhibition is on display from September 10, 2018 – November 15, 2018. During DesignPhiladelphia, a special public presentation will be on Friday October 5th, 2018, 1–2:30pm in CBS Auditorium, Hamilton Hall, 320 S. Broad Street. A reception will follow from 3-4pm in the Richard C. von Hess Illustration Gallery, Anderson Hall, 7th Floor, 333 South Broad Street.

Cost: FREE

3:00pm

Carly Kusy: Handwoven Apparel & Textiles
Carly Kusy's work is a synthesis of SAORI free hand weaving, her nostalgia for the past and a desire to design within a more sustainable model. Each one-of-a-kind piece is lovingly handwoven on a SAORI loom in Philadelphia, PA. She intertwines her love of handwork, bold color & pattern with simple silhouettes that are versatile and timeless so that the beauty and humanity of the fabric can shine. Her work is an exploration of the movement of color and our connection to the creative subconscious.

In staying true to the ethos of slow fashion, fabric is cut, and constructed utilizing zero waste garment construction techniques and finished by hand. Carly aims to create pieces that exemplify quality and originality so that they may be unique and lasting pieces in your wardrobe for years to come.

Cost: $

Friday October 5, 2018 3:00pm - 7:00pm
Bok 1901 S. 9th St, Philadelphia 19148

3:00pm

DesignPhiladelphia Exhibition Gallery
The Girls Gym at Bok will transform into the DesignPhiladelphia Exhibit Gallery and will be open for guests:
Wed. October 3, 2018 -- For Kick Off Party Attendees Only.  The Kick Off Party Ticket includes a 4:15pm Keynote Talk by Paula Scher, Pentagram, the Girls Gym, Hallway Exhbits, and the Bok Bar Rooftop.  Plenty of food and beverages are included.  Buy your tickets here.
Thurs. October 4, 2018 -- 3-7pm.
Fri. October 5, 2018 -- 3-7pm
Mon. October 8, 2018 through Thurs. October 11, 2018 -- 3-7pm
Fri. October 12, 2018 -- 3-9pm during BOK NIGHT -- several businesses and programs are throughout the building.  Check the Schedule for Specifics.
The Following Exhibits will be on display in the Girls Gym.
  • Best in Design Competition Exhibition.  See the Best in Design Winner and Finalists here (annoucement on September 20, 2018).  
  • Jefferson Departments: Fashion Design and Architecture Departments
  • University of the Arts School of Design
  • Haworth Presents the Designer Talks + Spotlight shining a light on emerging design stars here in Philadelphia.
  • Temple University -- Show of Faculty Work from the Architecture and Graphic Design Departments
  • Mexican Cultural Center, Mexican General Consulate, and NextFab present a collaborative project with Mexico City architects and industrial designers, Mecate Studio
  • University of Pennsylvania Intergrated Product Design Program
  • Gensler Architecture
  • Milder Furniture Design 
  • Budmen Industries 
  • BOK Tenants: Stover Ceramics, G. Kellum, MacGregor-Art, Remark Studio, Lobo Mau, Caitlin McCormack

Cost: FREE

Friday October 5, 2018 3:00pm - 7:00pm
Bok - Girls Gym, 1st Floor 1901 S. 9th Street, Philadelphia 19148

3:00pm

Groundswell Lounge
The Groundswell Lounge at Bok will activate a corridor just above the main entrance to the Bok Building, giving this area a more defined sense of place that visitors can relax, work and socialize in. Designed with an eclectic mix of lounge, studio and vintage furniture, the Groundswell Lounge will create a comfortable space embellished with some of Groundswell's signature greenery. 
Groundswell Design Group is a full service design firm specializing in placemaking, public space and hospitality. Our projects range in scale from large public parks, land art installations, restaurants and distilleries, to intimate cafés and pop-up activations. Each project's process is specially tailored to the site, drawing inspiration from the surrounding landscape, neighborhood and community to create a unique lifestyle and atmosphere. 
 

Cost: FREE

Friday October 5, 2018 3:00pm - 7:00pm
BOK, 2nd Floor 1901 S. 9th Street, Philadelphia

3:00pm

Haworth Designer Talks Space + Spotlights
Join Haworth, a globally known manufacturer of office furnishings, at BOK for an experiential installation and intimate setting for short talks featuring new trends of the trade and hearing from local emerging, women designers. Designer Spotlights will focus on the stories of designers, their craft, and their process. Get a chance to listen and meet to these power houses, and enjoy #HaworthDPDesignerTalks at 5:30pm nightly!
Designer Talks + Spotlights Schedule:
October 4, Thursday (5:30-6:15PM): Designer Spotlight Karina Puente, Karina Puente Arts 
October 8, Monday (5:30-6:15PM): Designer Spotlight Latasha Hall, Lillie Couture
October 9, Tuesday (Starts 5:30PM): 2018 Trends from Milan Design Week Presented by Nicole Carville of Haworth + Royce Epstein of Mohawk Group
October 10, Wednesday (5:30-6:15PM): Designer Spotlight Shannon Maldonado, Owner/Operator, YOWIE
October 11, Thursday (Starts 5:30PM): Scrap Culture: Sustainable Design Practices in a World of Waste Presented by Royce Epstein of Mohawk Group
 
 

Cost: FREE

Friday October 5, 2018 3:00pm - 7:00pm
BOK, Girls Gym - Exhibition Gallery 1901 S. 9th Street, Philadelphia 19148

3:00pm

Mexico City - Philadelphia Collaboration: Mecate Studio + NextFab
Mexico City is the World Design Capital in 2018 and DesignPhiladelphia is partnering with NextFab, the Mexican Cultural Center and Mexican General Consulate here in Philadelphia to bring two designers from Mexico City to design and make a special, custom item to be on display during the DesignPhiladelphia Festival. Mecate Studio, an architecture and industrial design firm, led by Sebastian Monjaras and Abraham Buenrosto have traveled to Philadelphia to partner with NextFab to design and fabricate a special item for DesignPhiladelphia.
Mecate Studio will spend almost two weeks working at NextFab and are focused on collaborating to create an object to display at Bok in the DesignPhiladelphia exhibit gallery. 
“As a maker space, our passion and our mission is to help people use their creativity and make things – whether it’s their hobby or their business. We welcome the opportunity to make a special connection with designers in Mexico City and to learn how they use making and fabrication in their architectural and industrial design business.” Eric Kaplan, NextFab.
The collaboration with the Consulate of Mexico in Philadelphia and the Mexican Cultural Center was key to make the connection between Philadelphia and Mexico City designers possible. Both, the Consulate of Mexico and the Mexican Cultural Center, are highly committed to the promotion of Mexican avant-garde culture and arts in the Philadelphia region. For this reason, “the collaboration with DesignPhiladelphia and NextFab during the Philadelphia Design Week is extremely important to continue building bridges of understanding that facilitates the exchange of innovative ideas. In that sense, Mecatestudio’s work is an example of Mexico’s modern and innovative design which is conquering the world”, said Consul of Mexico in Philadelphia, Alicia Kerber-Palma.

Cost: FREE

5:00pm

Designing Futures for Equitable Neighborhoods in Philadelphia
In this workshop, we will collaboratively and collectively imagine multiple possible futures for a selected set of neighborhoods in Philadelphia. Then we will develop various spectra of possibilities and use the strategic design and scenario planning process to map a range of combinations that could plausibly arise in Philadelphia neighborhoods. Top of mind will be conditions that are equitable, adaptive and representative of Philadelphia’s cultural, physical and socio-economic legacy.
Meet our Facilitators:
  • Natalie Nixon is a design strategist and a hybrid thinker. At her consultancy, Figure 8 Thinking, LLC, Natalie helps organizations accelerate innovation and growth by developing meaningful strategy through design thinking and ethnographic research.
  • Tayyib Smith, co-founder of Litte Giant Creative and the Institute of Hip Hop Entrepreneurship, is dedicated to cultural compentency and the ability to engage multicultural audiences. 
  • Rob Flemming, LEED AP BD+C, is a registered architect from Philadelphia. He is the Co-creator and Director of the award-winning Master of Science in Sustainable Design Program at Jefferson University and the author of Design Education for a Sustainable Future. Rob is also a Sustainability Fellow at Re:Vision Architecture in Philadelphia where he consults and facilitates integrated design charrettes. 

Registration Link: https://econsult-solutions-inc.ticketleap.com/designing-futures-philadelphia-equitable-neighborhoods/
Cost: FREE

5:00pm

Stokes Architecture - Open House
Formed in 2000 by Richard Stokes, Stokes Architecture is a full service architecture firm located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Stokes Architecture specializes in a wide range of projects, from large scale hospitality design to small scale interior fit-outs.

5:30pm

Playtime with FLIP and UP
EDMM studio invites you to help us celebrate the launch of FLIP and UP, the first two pieces in our line of multi-function children’s furniture. Meet with the designer and learn more about the evolution of these products, created with the intention of extending the lifecycle of children’s furniture. We will also be celebrating the 3-year anniversary of Minnow Lane and the unveiling of a new in-store wall mural by Jarmél By Jarmel. We’ll be providing local beer, bubbles and hors d’oeuvres.  Children welcome.
EDMM studio is a family operated business located in Kensington and maker of modern, sustainable furniture and housewares. Minnow Lane, in the heart of Fishtown, is the only neighborhood provider of natural and organic products for children and young families and is also a gathering space for expectant parents and families.

Cost: FREE

Friday October 5, 2018 5:30pm - 8:30pm
Minnow Lane 2029 Frankford AVenue, Philadelphia 19125

6:00pm

Fast Forward Philly
Join us for the 7th annual Fast Forward, 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.

Registration Link: https://philadelphiacfa.ticketleap.com/fast-forward--philly-2018/
Cost: $0 with pre-registration by 9/28, $5 after and at the door

6:00pm

Old City Design Crawl
Design Crawl in Old City!  As the original design center of Philadelphia, crawl through open studios and showrooms on First Friday.  Pick up your evening guide at the DesignPhiladelphia Pavillion (located next to Christ Church on 2nd Street) and stroll through the neighborhood and check out these partifcipating businesses:
The Center for Art and Wood 
Studio 6mm & WFGD Studio (4-7PM) 
Millésimé & Ligne Roset & Arclinea Kitchens
k YODER design
Land Collective 
36 Craven
MOTO Designshop
bulthaup studio + LEMA studio
Society Hill Kitchens & Custom Interiors
Poggenpohl
Roche Bobois
 
 

Cost: FREE

Friday October 5, 2018 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Old City Locations 20 N. 2nd Street, Philadelphia 19106

6:00pm

Spin! @ The Porch
Spin! A design and art installation by MIO and University City District at the Porch on 30th Street Station. The installation will feature spinning seesaws and stools, ground artwork by MIO, an acrobatic dance performance by Pink Hair Affair, DJ Ben Arsenal at the turntables and drinks that will make your head whirl by Powers Whiskey.
 
Location: 2901-2949 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19104
Opening Celebration: Friday October 5th 6 - 9PM / Performance Starts at 7PM
RSVP recommended
Open to the public: October 5 - 13

Registration Link: mailto:isalm@mioculture.com
Cost: FREE

6:00pm

Ti Chang: Designing Social Change
Public Lecture and Crave Design Factory Tour
Friday Night Talk Synopsis, 6:00-7:00PM: Women's pleasure has long been stigmatized -- wrapped up in social constructs and gendered expectations. So designing a line of sex toys for women was anything but an easy journey. Ti Chang, industrial designer and co-founder of luxury sex toy brand CRAVE, discusses the ups, downs and in-betweens of trying to bust through stigma and start conversations using innovative design as the centerpiece. You will hear her personal story from being a designer to a sex toy entrepreneur and advocate for designing for women- and how she hustled her way from the corporate world to bootstrapping her company. She will share her journey of navigating traditional employment, building a company, and designing for social change.
Ti Chang Bio:
Ti Chang is an industrial designer / entrepreneur passionate about designing products for women. she is the co-founder of Crave - a luxury sex toy manufacturer for women who has been featured in FortuneHuffington Post, ForbesCosmopolitan, New York Times, and many more. Crave, a San Francisco-based company specializes in discreet and beautifully designed luxury sex toys. Ti leads the concept and design for the company’s full line of products which has won numerous awards including Red Dot, IDEA and Good Design. Prior to Crave, Ti founded INCOQNITO, a line of intimate accessories that double as fashionable jewelry which was acquired by CRAVE in 2011. Ti is best known for the design of Vesper, a vibrator necklace, one of the most celebrated and innovative sex toys disrupting the adult toy industry and changing the conversation around sex.
Earlier, Ti held positions with major consumer brands, including Trek Bicycle and Goody Products. Ti holds a MA in Design Products from Royal College of Art in London and a BS in Industrial Design from Georgia Institute of Technology. Ti grew up in Atlanta, GA and now enjoys life and work in San Francisco.
TW/ IG:  @designerTi

Registration Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/300453944102681/
Cost: FREE

Friday October 5, 2018 6:00pm - 9:00pm
URBN Annex Screening Room at Drexel University 3401 Filbert Street, Philadelphia 19104

6:00pm

2x1: Studio 6mm & WFGD Studio OPEN HOUSE
Studio 6mm works in architecture, design, community planning, and material-driven research. WFGD Studio is a boutique graphic design studio specializing in print design, branding and infographics. The 2 design firms share their newly renovated studio space in the Cast Iron Building at 718 Arch Street.

6:00pm

allTURNatives: Form + Spirit 2018 and Object Lesson: Sarah Archer
The Center for Art in Wood nurtures and promotes the innovation of art in wood through collaborative residencies, exhibitions, education, and documentation. The Center also maintains an inspirational collection and a research library to enhance the understanding and appreciation of the art.

Friday October 5, 2018 6:00pm - 9:00pm
The Center for Art in Wood 141 N 3rd Street, Philadelphia 19106

6:00pm

First Friday at Land Collective
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 landscapes that create positive change through cross-disciplinary collaborations and the synthesis of art, technology and the social sciences. The gallery at Land Collective, featuring the studio's antique landscape and garden tool collection, will be open 6-8pm for the Old City Design Crawl.

Friday October 5, 2018 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Land Collective 57 N. 2nd Street, Philadelphia 19106

6:00pm

k YODER design Open House
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, décor, and art selection. Our ability to respect the integrity of midcentury design makes us the firm of choice for renovating and updating classic modern architecture.

Friday October 5, 2018 6:00pm - 9:00pm
k YODER design 206 South 3rd street, Philadelphia 19106

6:00pm

Live Slipcover Cutting | A Designers Secret Weapon
36 Craven is a design studio in the heart of Old City offering a distincly curated selection of primitive antiques, contemporary textiles and unique artwork for the 21st century home. Named after the only remaining residence of Benjamin Franklin’s in the world, 36 Craven is informed by the past and inspired for the future.

Friday October 5, 2018 6:00pm - 9:00pm
36 Craven 138 N. 3rd Street, Philadelphia 19106

6:00pm

Moto Designshop Open House 2018
Moto Designshop is an award winning contemporary architecture and design practice. With exceptional skills in visualization, a rich understanding of construction methodologies and a fundamental interest in the culture and context of each project; Moto Designshop creates work which is well crafted and timeless.

Friday October 5, 2018 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Moto Designshop 228 Vine St, Philadelphia 19106

6:00pm

Open House + Live Jazz
BULTHAUP STUDIO Longest established trading partner + design studio in N. America for the award-winning German Kitchen brand – bulthaup. Celebrating 21 years of inspired design in Old City. LEMA STUDIO Flagship showroom + design studio for LEMA Mobili - Italian closet systems, wardrobes, libraries and furniture for both home + office.

6:00pm

Laurel Hill Cemetery Future Lighting Plan + Kickoff Reception
Laurel Hill Cemetery, a National Historic Landmark founded in 1836, is welcoming members of the public to preview our newly designed future lighting plan. The Lighting Practice is helping to provide Laurel Hill with a lighting design meant to highlight the architectural and artistic features of the cemetery. A small-scale version of Laurel Hill’s new lighting plan will be on display as part of DesignPhiladelphia, and will be visible to the public from Kelly Drive from October 4th to October 12th.
A kickoff reception will be held on October 4th beginning at 7pm. Guests can enjoy refreshments in our beautiful Medallion Garden, before being invited on a special twilight tour to view the new lighting, some of our most noteworthy Victorian monuments, and the final resting places of our famous “permanent residents.”
Laurel Hill is America's first National Historic Landmark Cemetery, boasting art, architecture, nature and stunning river views. This final resting place of numerous historic notables is open daily with free admission for self-guided tours or recreation. Joggers, dog walkers, bicyclists and photographers are welcome. Unique public tours and events are offered throughout the year, with all proceeds benefitting the preservation and educational mission of Laurel Hill Cemetery. www.thelaurelhillcemetery.org
The Lighting Practice transforms ordinary spaces into places that are extraordinary, captivating and memorable. We accomplish this through careful listening, collaboration and dedication to achieving our clients’ vision. Our history of on-going long-term relationships is due to our team’s ability to understand our clients’ goals and deliver results beyond their expectations.
 

Registration Link: https://thelaurelhillcemetery.org/
Cost: $25

Friday October 5, 2018 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Laurel Hill Cemetery 3822 Ridge Avenue, Philadelphia 19132

6:00pm

Ligne Roset
Millésimé is a design showroom located in Old City Philadelphia offering an ever-evolving collection of modern and contemporary furniture, lighting, kitchen and accessories for residential and commercial use. The Millésimé team provides expertise to architects, designers and individual clients.
Enjoy French wine and cheese as we celebrate French design and introduce the new 2019 Ligne Roset collection.

Cost: FREE

Friday October 5, 2018 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Millesime 33 north 2nd street, Philadelphia 19106

7:00pm

Night of Lights
On Friday, October 5th, the Chestnut Hill Conservancy is presenting the second annual Night of Lights, an innovative public art exhibit that will transform Chestnut Hill’s commercial corridor into an interactive exhibit of local history and architecture. Many area shops and restaurants will be open late, inviting visitors to explore this shopping and dining destination as never before.
During this one evening, 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 theatrical lights, casting colors, patterns, and shadows to highlight their unique architectural features. These will be enhanced with interactive elements designed to immerse the visitor in the ongoing story of Chestnut Hill. Long-time business owners will become interpreters for the evening, sharing stories and engaging the community about their own history. Demonstrations by expert artisan stone masons, woodworkers, and metal smiths—many of them descendants of the artisans who built Chestnut Hill—will be featured alongside vintage cars, street musicians, and more. 
This street-long spectacular is organized in partnership with the Chestnut Hill Business District. A 7pm opening reception at the Water Tower (Ardleigh Street and Southampton Avenue) will kick off the event with a “Flip the Switch” ceremony to turn on the lights.

Cost: FREE

 
Saturday, October 6
 

9:00am

Horace Trumbauer Walking Tour
Horace Trumbauer was Philadelphia’s most prolific architect, whose work can be found across the United States. He is best known, perhaps, for his New York and Newport Gilded Age mansions. In Philadelphia, however, his firm also designed a large number of institutional buildings as well as private residences. Please join the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art, Philadelphia and Jim Mundy, Director of Education and Programming for the Union League of Philadelphia, for a walking tour that explores Trumbauer-designed buildings that have housed Philadelphia’s premier cultural and social institutions over the past century.
The tour will begin at the Union League of Philadelphia, where we will learn about the exterior and interior spaces of this landmark institution. Our tour will then proceed through Center City to include such buildings as the Philadelphia Stock Exchange, the Racquet Club, the original Ritz Carlton hotel, the St. James apartment house, the Widener Building, the YMCA, the Free Library of Philadelphia, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and then through the Rittenhouse Square neighborhood to see examples of Trumbauer’s domestic architecture. The tour will end at Rittenhouse Square.
Jim Mundy is the Director of Education and Programming for the Foundations of the Union League of Philadelphia. He is an alumnus of The Attingham Summer School for the Study of British Houses and Collections and is presently the President of The Woodlands Cemetery Company and the Woodlands Trust for Historic Preservation. Jim has also given architecture tours for the Preservation Alliance.
The Institute of Classical Architecture & Art (ICAA) is the leading nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing the practice and appreciation of the classical tradition in architecture and the allied arts. We fulfill this mission through education, publications, awards, and advocacy, partnering with diverse organizations throughout the region.

Registration Link: https://icaa-phila.ticketleap.com/horace-trumbauer-walking-tour/
Cost: $25-$55

9:00am

Design is Inclusive & Design Purpose Exhibitions + Common Thread Installation
EXHIBITION: Design is Inclusive
An exhibition highlighting the varied backgrounds of local designers and what proud Philly neighborhood their work or studio reighns from. Festival attendees and our young audience of future designers are encouraged to preview their medium and their stories.
2018 Designers: Nyasha Felder, Shila Griffith, Chitszano Isaac, Diane Litten, Beranrdo Margulis, Roberto Roque, Jeff Rubio, and Christie Sommers
WINDOW DISPLAY + EXHIBITION: Design Purpose
This year's festival campaign is DESIGN PURPOSE: Purpose Beyond Aesthetics. See the festival's poster series that includes statistics of how design will have to make an impact in our world and its cities. Contribute to the Exhibition Gallery by sharing statistics you know, problems design needs to solve, and design solutions.
INSTALLATION: Common Thread
A crowdsourced installation from the volunteers of DesignPhiladelphia, based on our individual journeys and connection and an homage to the early textile industry in Philadelphia.

Cost: FREE

9:00am

Herman Miller's Modern Classic Exhibition
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. 
About Herman Miller:
Herman Miller is a 100-year-old-plus company that places great importance on design, the environment, community service, and the health and well-being of our customers and our employees. Innovative ways to improve the performance of our customers’ organizations have become our hallmark.
Our award-winning furniture and related services and technologies are available through dealers, retailers, and e-commerce websites around the world. Whether your world is an office, a school, a home, or a hospital—and whether you are a customer, an employee, a shareholder, or a member of our community—we work hard to create a better world around you.

Cost: FREE

11:00am

#DPKidsFest at Smith Playground
NEW! The DesignPhiladelphia KidsFest brings architecture and design to our youngest visitors with fun and creative activities at various locations around the City. #DPKidsFest
At Smith Memorial Playground and Playhouse we welcome children and families, both new comers and veteran visitors, to be part of the design process by re-imagining and sharing ideas for upcoming changes to the Playhouse. From crayons to color paper, blocks and recycled material, we want to see our young designers excited about the built environment. Maybe next time you visit, you’ll find your idea of a swirly, whirly orange slide came true!
WAIT. THERE’S MORE… Join us out on the lawn to play human architecture and construction games. Is there such a thing as a human dome? What's more structurally sound, marshmallow or tape connections? How high can a sponge skycraper go? Find out, rain or shine!
Free parking available on-site, and accessible by public transportation.

Cost: FREE

11:00am

Philadelphia Architecture and Design College Fair
The 2018 Architecture and Design Fair will be held on October 6th from 11am-2pm. The Philadelphia Architecture + Design College Fair is free to high school and college students, parents, teachers and counselors interested in learning about educational opportunities in architecture and other built environment design disciplines. Last year we had 34 schools participate and about 160 students attend. This year the event coincides with the week-long event, Design Philadelphia. They will join us on October 6th at the Temple University Architecture Building. Please visit https://tyler.temple.edu/philadelphia-architecture-design-fair for the current list of schools attending. Please email Miranda Westrick at miranda.westrick@temple.edu with any questions. 

Registration Link: http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=fl5u9ghab&oeidk=a07efg9npu02e2b18dd
Cost: FREE

12:00pm

Elfreth's Alley Designer Show House
The first annual Elfreth's Alley Designer Show House will take place inside the museum itself. Design studio 36 Craven and Millesime showroom will transform this Georgian 'city house' on America's oldest residence street into a 21st century home. Speical partners include The Clay Studio and Meadowsweet. The show runs Friday thru Sunday, October 5 to October 21. Suggested donation of $5 to benefit the Elfreth's Alley Assocation -- a non-profit organization committed to the protection & preservation of this National Historic Landmark. Refreshments will be served opening night, Ocrtober 5th.

Registration Link: https://36craven.ticketleap.com/elfreths-alley-designer-show-hoiuse/
Cost: Suggested $5 donation to the Elfreth's Alley Association

Saturday October 6, 2018 12:00pm - 5:00pm
The Elfreth's Alley Museum 124 Elfreth's Alley, Philadelphia 19106

1:00pm

LAGOS Fall 18 Event
Visit LAGOS Rittenhouse for a special event with LAGOS product expert team and in-store stylists. Learn more about the inspiration and fascinating technology behind the newest fall 2018 collections and Black Caviar designs. Complimentary refreshments and light bites will be provided.
For more information or to RSVP: LAGOSRittenhouse@lagos.com or 215-567-0770
LAGOS was founded in Philadelphia in 1977 by master jeweler, Steven Lagos. The brand pioneered a new category of jewelry, making fine jewelry accessible and wearable for all occasions. Through the unmistakable signature design of Caviar, LAGOS conveys a vision of bold femininity, and inspires women to create their own signature looks:  MY LAGOS MY WAY.

Registration Link: mailto:LAGOSRittenhouse@lagos.com
Cost: RSVP

Saturday October 6, 2018 1:00pm - 4:00pm
LAGOS Rittenhouse 1735 Walnut Street, Philadelphia 19103

3:00pm

Ti Chang: Designing Social Change
Public Lecture and Crave Design Factory Tour
Friday Night Talk Synopsis, 6:00-7:00PM: Women's pleasure has long been stigmatized -- wrapped up in social constructs and gendered expectations. So designing a line of sex toys for women was anything but an easy journey. Ti Chang, industrial designer and co-founder of luxury sex toy brand CRAVE, discusses the ups, downs and in-betweens of trying to bust through stigma and start conversations using innovative design as the centerpiece. You will hear her personal story from being a designer to a sex toy entrepreneur and advocate for designing for women- and how she hustled her way from the corporate world to bootstrapping her company. She will share her journey of navigating traditional employment, building a company, and designing for social change.
Ti Chang Bio:
Ti Chang is an industrial designer / entrepreneur passionate about designing products for women. she is the co-founder of Crave - a luxury sex toy manufacturer for women who has been featured in FortuneHuffington Post, ForbesCosmopolitan, New York Times, and many more. Crave, a San Francisco-based company specializes in discreet and beautifully designed luxury sex toys. Ti leads the concept and design for the company’s full line of products which has won numerous awards including Red Dot, IDEA and Good Design. Prior to Crave, Ti founded INCOQNITO, a line of intimate accessories that double as fashionable jewelry which was acquired by CRAVE in 2011. Ti is best known for the design of Vesper, a vibrator necklace, one of the most celebrated and innovative sex toys disrupting the adult toy industry and changing the conversation around sex.
Earlier, Ti held positions with major consumer brands, including Trek Bicycle and Goody Products. Ti holds a MA in Design Products from Royal College of Art in London and a BS in Industrial Design from Georgia Institute of Technology. Ti grew up in Atlanta, GA and now enjoys life and work in San Francisco.
TW/ IG:  @designerTi

Registration Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/300453944102681/
Cost: FREE

Saturday October 6, 2018 3:00pm - 5:00pm
URBN Annex Screening Room at Drexel University 3401 Filbert Street, Philadelphia 19104

5:00pm

*SENSORY DESIGN - The Expanded Diagram: Diagrammatic Thinking in Contemporary Art
Guest speakers will explore the Expanded Diagram project, a thesis proposed by artist Steven Baris. His thesis states that for some artists, diagrammatic thinking aptly describes a significant aspect of their creative process--more cogently than the many art labels and categories currently offered. 

Registration Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sensory-design-philadelphia-design-district-crawl-tickets-49114745526
Cost: FREE

Saturday October 6, 2018 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Pentimenti Gallery 145 N 2nd Street, Philadelphia 19106

6:00pm

Laurel Hill Cemetery Future Lighting Plan + Kickoff Reception
Laurel Hill Cemetery, a National Historic Landmark founded in 1836, is welcoming members of the public to preview our newly designed future lighting plan. The Lighting Practice is helping to provide Laurel Hill with a lighting design meant to highlight the architectural and artistic features of the cemetery. A small-scale version of Laurel Hill’s new lighting plan will be on display as part of DesignPhiladelphia, and will be visible to the public from Kelly Drive from October 4th to October 12th.
A kickoff reception will be held on October 4th beginning at 7pm. Guests can enjoy refreshments in our beautiful Medallion Garden, before being invited on a special twilight tour to view the new lighting, some of our most noteworthy Victorian monuments, and the final resting places of our famous “permanent residents.”
Laurel Hill is America's first National Historic Landmark Cemetery, boasting art, architecture, nature and stunning river views. This final resting place of numerous historic notables is open daily with free admission for self-guided tours or recreation. Joggers, dog walkers, bicyclists and photographers are welcome. Unique public tours and events are offered throughout the year, with all proceeds benefitting the preservation and educational mission of Laurel Hill Cemetery. www.thelaurelhillcemetery.org
The Lighting Practice transforms ordinary spaces into places that are extraordinary, captivating and memorable. We accomplish this through careful listening, collaboration and dedication to achieving our clients’ vision. Our history of on-going long-term relationships is due to our team’s ability to understand our clients’ goals and deliver results beyond their expectations.
 

Registration Link: https://thelaurelhillcemetery.org/
Cost: $25

Saturday October 6, 2018 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Laurel Hill Cemetery 3822 Ridge Avenue, Philadelphia 19132

6:00pm

SENSORY DESIGN - Cocktail Crawl
SENSORY DESIGN
How can an object affect the senses? Does everyone share the same experience when facing design? Comfort, pleasure, awe, or confusion, design can impact individuals in many different ways. Sensory design will explore sensations on a personal level. Visitors will be confronted with unexpected and interactive performances and experiences.
Kicking off the event is an opening night on Saturday October 6th that will enable guests to discover and experience ten showcases hosted by the Philadelphia Design members. Each of them will offer an interpretation of the theme Sensory Design featuring a designer, an artist or an architect. As well, expect unique drinks and hors d'oeuvres meant to enlighten the senses in each gallery or showroom.
After the opening, and throughout the Design Philadelphia Week, the Philadelphia Design District will also host other happenings to gather the design community in Old City District.
OPENING NIGHT COCKTAIL CRAWL:
Biello Martin Studio & KelliJane: design.erotic
143 N. 3rd Street
Biello Martin Studio and Kellijane present . design.erotic . as part of the Philadelphia Design District's Sensory Design exhibit. Featuring Michael Biello's erotic clay sculpture including collaborations with legendary pleasure activist Annie Sprinkle and costume designer Tyler Holland. Also featuring a collection of sensual pillows by Kellijane.
K Gallery Art & Design: Nick Kacic Miosic Sculpture
120 N. 3rd Street
Minima: Touched by Design
118 N. 3rd Street
Teresa Chang, influenced by the simplicity of Korean and Japanese pottery, appeals to viewers’ sense of sight and touch with her limited edition, hand-built porcelain pieces, crafted specifically for Minima. Chang will throw pots on her ceramic wheel at 118 N. 3rd Street, while encouraging guests to talk with her one-to-one. All work will be available for sale.
131 N. 3rd Street
Minotti’s exquisite 2018 Collection, A Tale of an Infinite Present will be exhibited in Minima’s 131 N. 3rd St showroom. Rodolfo Dordoni, Minotti’s chief designer, coordinated this collection from international designers Christophe Delcourt, Nendo, and Marcio Kogan. Guests are encouraged to experience Minotti’s sensuous textiles, exotic marbles, and fine woods that compliment these acclaimed furniture designs. Minotti, known for their manufacturing excellence and international styling, is sold exclusively in the Philadelphia region by Minima.
Moderne Gallery: American Studio Furniture and Ceramics: Surface and Texture
111 N. 3rd Street
Exhibition of woodwork and ceramics that focus on the tactile sense through the manupulation of surface and texture. Woodwork to be featured by George Nakashima, Wharton Esherick, David Ebner, Sam Maloof, John Eric Byers and Miriam Carpenter and ceramics by Estelle Halper, Ira Winarsky, Toshiko Takaezu, Don Reitz and Peter Voulkos.
Parisa Rug & Decor: Agness Gummere x Parisa
33 N. 3rd Street
Parisa Rugs & Décor is thrilled to present Agnes Gummere's works on paper. Join us for the art opening from 5 PM to 8 PM on Saturday, October 6 for drinks and hors d'oeuvres at 33 N. 3rd St. Prior to the opening, Parisa Rugs & Décor will hold an open house on October 5, First Friday, from 5 PM to 7 PM.
Pentimenti Gallery: The Expanded Diagram: Diagrammatic Thinking in Contemporary Art
145 N. 2nd Street
Talk at 5:30 PM
Guest speakers will explore the _Expanded Diagram _project, a thesis proposed by artist, Steven Baris, stating that for some artists, diagrammatic thinking aptly describes a significant aspect of their creative process--more cogently than the many art labels and categories currently offered. Even though the majority of these artworks do not look like conventional diagrams, the way these artists think about and develop their artwork mirrors critical features of diagrammatic processes.
Petite Jardin en Ville: Open House
134 N. 3rd Street
Roche Bobois: Open House
311 Arch Street
Roche Bobois will host “Embark on a Journey”, a visual exploration of Marcel Wonders’ new Globe Trotter collection for Roche Bobois and exhibition by Paradigm Gallery’s artist Katherine Fraser. Please join us October 6th, 6:00pm to 9:00pm at Roche Bobois, 311 Arch Street Philadelphia, PA 19106 for cocktail, canapé and a night of Sensory Delight.
Society Hill Kitchens: Nick Kacic Miosic Sculpture
120 N. 3rd Street
Wexler Gallery: Inventive Illusions
201 N. 3rd Street
Looks can often deceive. What could be an almost certainty to one’s eye can easily dissolve with a quick brush of the hand. Inventive Illusions will challenge the perception of materials and intention of art and design by inviting the viewer to explore reality beyond this first visual impression. In order to fully discover and understand a piece of design, it should be intimately experienced and explored with all of the senses. Inventive Illusions is hosted by Wexler Gallery in partnership with 'Sensory Design', presented by the Philadelphia Design District. Join us at 201 North 3rd St. for the opening on October 6th, from 6-9pm.

Registration Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sensory-design-philadelphia-design-district-crawl-tickets-49114745526
Cost: FREE

6:00pm

Sensory Design: Inventive Illusions
Looks can often deceive. What could be an almost certainty to one's eye can easily dissolve with a quick brush of the hand. Inventive Illusions will challenge the perception of materials and intention of art and design by inviting the viewer to explore reality beyond this first visual impression. In order to fully discover and understand a piece of design, it should be intimately experienced and explored with all of the senses. Sensory Design: Inventive Illusions is hosted by Wexler Gallery in partnership with Sensory Design, presented by the Philadelphia Design District. An opening at Wexler Gallery will be held on Saturday, October 6th, from 6-9pm.

Registration Link: https://designphiladelphia.org/sensory-design-inventive-illusions
Cost: FREE

Saturday October 6, 2018 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Wexler Gallery 201 North 3rd Street, Philadelphia 19106

6:00pm

*SENSORY DESIGN - Agness Gummere x Parisa
Parisa Rugs & Décor is thrilled to take part in "Sensory Design" on October 6th from 6-9 pm, presented by the Philadelphia Design District. Enjoy drinks and hors d'oeuvres while exploring the senses through texture and visual art by Agnes Gummere.

Registration Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sensory-design-philadelphia-design-district-crawl-tickets-49114745526
Cost: FREE

Saturday October 6, 2018 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Parisa Rugs & Décor 33 N. 3rd Street, Philadelphia 19106

6:00pm

*SENSORY DESIGN - American Studio Furniture and Ceramics: Surface and Texture
American Studio Furniture and Ceramics: Surface and Texture is an exhibition of woodwork and ceramics that focuses on the tactile sense through the manipulation of surface and texture.  The woodwork featured there is by George Nakashima, Wharton Esherick, David Ebner, Sam Maloof, John Eric Byers and Miriam Carpenter. The ceramics are by Estelle Halper, Ira Winarsky, Toshiko Takaezu, Don Reitz and Peter Voulkos. 

Registration Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sensory-design-philadelphia-design-district-crawl-tickets-49114745526
Cost: FREE

Saturday October 6, 2018 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Moderne Gallery 111 N. 3rd Street, Philadelphia 19106

6:00pm

*SENSORY DESIGN - design.erotic
Featuring Michael Biello's erotic clay sculpture and a collection of KelliJane's sensual pillows, the exhibit will include collaborations with legendary pleasure activist Annie Sprinkle and costume designer Tyler Holland. 

Registration Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sensory-design-philadelphia-design-district-crawl-tickets-49114745526
Cost: FREE

6:00pm

*SENSORY DESIGN - Nick Kacic Miosic Sculpture
Tommi Mischell - K Gallery Art & Design
Interior Design~Space Planning~Art Consulting
120N 3rd Street Philadelphia PA /19106
www.kgalleryartanddesign.net
e-mail: tommimischell@gmail.com
 
For immediate release:
K gallery Art & Design present work by sculpture Nick Kacic -Miosic as part of the Philadelphia Design District’s Sensory Design exhibit @ Design Philadelphia.
A private Opening reception will be held Saturday, October 6th 6pm-9pm at 120n 3rd street Philadelphia PA/19106.
RSVP required: tommimischell@gmail.com
The exhibition will be curated by Tommi Mischell multidisciplinary artist, designer one of the founder of K Gallery Art & Design. The exhibit will feature Kacic-Miosic sculptures from the serial of sculptures “My beautiful Singer “ and “Blue whisper”.
Special event “Meet and greet with the artist “ will take place Saturday, October 12th from 6pm-9pm.
Nick Kacic- Miosic (1960) is a Croatian- American sculptor coming from 7 generations Croatian noble family Kacic- Miosic, dating from the 13th-century tradition of sculptors in stone media. His work is exquisite because of the juxtaposition of two elements, the train of thought in which his ideas arrive and reflect in his marble and limestone pieces that like liquid emotion stuck in every caving and craves completing an emotional impact emanating passion. In some ways, he had evolved on the longtime stagnant cubist style which has not been embellished on since the time of Archepinko, Henry – Laurens, Picasso. Nick studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art.
He holds an international recognition and had many exhibits in Philadelphia, New York, Paris, London Biennale, Strasbourg. Two of the Nicks sculptures are at permanent exhibition at Museum Sheik Al Zayed in the city of Kairo-Egypt. Nick artwork was reviewed by Neli Rakowsky (former lecturer at Museum St. Petersburg Moskva and lecturer at Metropolitan Museum New York ) and future in Art In America:”Nick Kacic is a hereditary sculptor, working straight in marble with no preliminary clay modeling or puncturing. He possesses a rather strong personality for not just guard ancient tradition at the time when in the art almost nothing left from it but strengthens it with an injection of the harsh attitude and sufficient deformation which leads away from just reproduction of the ancient harmony.”
It is a pleasure to announce that Nick's work will be featured at Salon de Automne -Paris in October 2018. www.nickkacicmiosic.com
It is an honor to be a member of the Philadelphia Design District home of extraordinary people, artist, designers and visionary. philadelphiadesigndistrict.com

Registration Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sensory-design-philadelphia-design-district-crawl-tickets-49114745526
Cost: FREE

6:00pm

*SENSORY DESIGN - Touched by Design
The launch, scheduled for Saturday, October 6th, will be held in Minima's two Old City locations, and will feature work from local ceramiscist Teresa Chang, as well as new designs from Italian design house Minotti.
Chang will throw pots on her ceramic wheel at 118 N. 3rd Street, while encouraging guests to talk with her one-to-one.  All work will be available for sale.
Minotti's exquisite 2018 collection, A Tale of an Infinite Present, will be exhibited in Minima's 131 N. 3rd Street Showroom.

Registration Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sensory-design-for-designphiladelphia-tickets-49114745526
Cost: FREE

Saturday October 6, 2018 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Minima 131 N. 3rd Street 118 N. 3rd Street, Philadelphia 19106

6:00pm

*SENSORY DESIGN - Custom Interiors Open House
Society Hill Kitchens & Custom Interiors is a unique company, which offers innovative contemporary and traditional classically designed products for the modern home. The core of our business is residential custom manufactured cabinetry. In addition to custom cabinetry, we offer many other custom manufactured items such as architectural room dividers and designer closet doors. Stop by our open house to view an exhibition of sculptures by Nick Kacic - Miosic. We are an American company with multigenerational European manufacturing roots. Our focus is on providing custom quality cabinetry at an unbeatable value. At our showroom, we showcase and feature custom Euro Kraft cabinetry (manufactured by our parent company). Additional select luxury brands such as Allmilmo, Craft Maid, Levant etc., are also provided at our showroom. Our factory also manufactures custom retail store interior furnishings, commercial office and institutional interior cabinetry and associated buildouts and custom furnishings. We excel in our industry, providing everything you won't find elsewhere for a discerning clientele expecting an uncommon product and service.

Saturday October 6, 2018 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Society Hill Kitchens 120 N. 3rd Street, Philadelphia 19106
 
Sunday, October 7
 

10:00am

Design is Inclusive & Design Purpose Exhibitions + Common Thread Installation
EXHIBITION: Design is Inclusive
An exhibition highlighting the varied backgrounds of local designers and what proud Philly neighborhood their work or studio reighns from. Festival attendees and our young audience of future designers are encouraged to preview their medium and their stories.
2018 Designers: Nyasha Felder, Shila Griffith, Chitszano Isaac, Diane Litten, Beranrdo Margulis, Roberto Roque, Jeff Rubio, and Christie Sommers
WINDOW DISPLAY + EXHIBITION: Design Purpose
This year's festival campaign is DESIGN PURPOSE: Purpose Beyond Aesthetics. See the festival's poster series that includes statistics of how design will have to make an impact in our world and its cities. Contribute to the Exhibition Gallery by sharing statistics you know, problems design needs to solve, and design solutions.
INSTALLATION: Common Thread
A crowdsourced installation from the volunteers of DesignPhiladelphia, based on our individual journeys and connection and an homage to the early textile industry in Philadelphia.

Cost: FREE

10:00am

Herman Miller's Modern Classic Exhibition
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. 
About Herman Miller:
Herman Miller is a 100-year-old-plus company that places great importance on design, the environment, community service, and the health and well-being of our customers and our employees. Innovative ways to improve the performance of our customers’ organizations have become our hallmark.
Our award-winning furniture and related services and technologies are available through dealers, retailers, and e-commerce websites around the world. Whether your world is an office, a school, a home, or a hospital—and whether you are a customer, an employee, a shareholder, or a member of our community—we work hard to create a better world around you.

Cost: FREE

11:00am

#DPKidsFest at the Barnes
NEW! The DesignPhiladelphia KidsFest brings architecture and design to our youngest visitors with fun and creative activities at various locations around the City. #DPKidsFest
Calling all young architects, planners, and builders help us build a gigantic cardboard city at the Barnes! Children and families can stop by anytime to try your hand at designing and building a skyscraper, a park, a row of houses, a school, a factory, the streetscape (or all of those!). Then add your creations to our growing skyline and watch the cardboard city grow.
WAIT. THERE’S MORE! Enjoy the First Sunday Family Day at the Barnes with art making, play, performance, and story time. Make it a day on the Parkway for the whole family!

Cost: FREE

Sunday October 7, 2018 11:00am - 2:00pm
Barnes 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway , Philadelphia 19130

12:00pm

Elfreth's Alley Designer Show House
The first annual Elfreth's Alley Designer Show House will take place inside the museum itself. Design studio 36 Craven and Millesime showroom will transform this Georgian 'city house' on America's oldest residence street into a 21st century home. Speical partners include The Clay Studio and Meadowsweet. The show runs Friday thru Sunday, October 5 to October 21. Suggested donation of $5 to benefit the Elfreth's Alley Assocation -- a non-profit organization committed to the protection & preservation of this National Historic Landmark. Refreshments will be served opening night, Ocrtober 5th.

Registration Link: https://36craven.ticketleap.com/elfreths-alley-designer-show-hoiuse/
Cost: Suggested $5 donation to the Elfreth's Alley Association

3:00pm

Pine St. Passive House Tour
BLUPATH: SIMPLE . SENSUAL . SUSTAINABLE PASSIVE HOUSE ARCHITECTS & CONSULTANTS

Sunday October 7, 2018 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Pine St. Passive House Tour 1722 Pine St., Philadelphia 19103

6:00pm

Laurel Hill Cemetery Future Lighting Plan + Kickoff Reception
Laurel Hill Cemetery, a National Historic Landmark founded in 1836, is welcoming members of the public to preview our newly designed future lighting plan. The Lighting Practice is helping to provide Laurel Hill with a lighting design meant to highlight the architectural and artistic features of the cemetery. A small-scale version of Laurel Hill’s new lighting plan will be on display as part of DesignPhiladelphia, and will be visible to the public from Kelly Drive from October 4th to October 12th.
A kickoff reception will be held on October 4th beginning at 7pm. Guests can enjoy refreshments in our beautiful Medallion Garden, before being invited on a special twilight tour to view the new lighting, some of our most noteworthy Victorian monuments, and the final resting places of our famous “permanent residents.”
Laurel Hill is America's first National Historic Landmark Cemetery, boasting art, architecture, nature and stunning river views. This final resting place of numerous historic notables is open daily with free admission for self-guided tours or recreation. Joggers, dog walkers, bicyclists and photographers are welcome. Unique public tours and events are offered throughout the year, with all proceeds benefitting the preservation and educational mission of Laurel Hill Cemetery. www.thelaurelhillcemetery.org
The Lighting Practice transforms ordinary spaces into places that are extraordinary, captivating and memorable. We accomplish this through careful listening, collaboration and dedication to achieving our clients’ vision. Our history of on-going long-term relationships is due to our team’s ability to understand our clients’ goals and deliver results beyond their expectations.
 

Registration Link: https://thelaurelhillcemetery.org/
Cost: $25

Sunday October 7, 2018 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Laurel Hill Cemetery 3822 Ridge Avenue, Philadelphia 19132
 
Monday, October 8
 

9:00am

Design is Inclusive & Design Purpose Exhibitions + Common Thread Installation
EXHIBITION: Design is Inclusive
An exhibition highlighting the varied backgrounds of local designers and what proud Philly neighborhood their work or studio reighns from. Festival attendees and our young audience of future designers are encouraged to preview their medium and their stories.
2018 Designers: Nyasha Felder, Shila Griffith, Chitszano Isaac, Diane Litten, Beranrdo Margulis, Roberto Roque, Jeff Rubio, and Christie Sommers
WINDOW DISPLAY + EXHIBITION: Design Purpose
This year's festival campaign is DESIGN PURPOSE: Purpose Beyond Aesthetics. See the festival's poster series that includes statistics of how design will have to make an impact in our world and its cities. Contribute to the Exhibition Gallery by sharing statistics you know, problems design needs to solve, and design solutions.
INSTALLATION: Common Thread
A crowdsourced installation from the volunteers of DesignPhiladelphia, based on our individual journeys and connection and an homage to the early textile industry in Philadelphia.

Cost: FREE

9:00am

Herman Miller's Modern Classic Exhibition
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. 
About Herman Miller:
Herman Miller is a 100-year-old-plus company that places great importance on design, the environment, community service, and the health and well-being of our customers and our employees. Innovative ways to improve the performance of our customers’ organizations have become our hallmark.
Our award-winning furniture and related services and technologies are available through dealers, retailers, and e-commerce websites around the world. Whether your world is an office, a school, a home, or a hospital—and whether you are a customer, an employee, a shareholder, or a member of our community—we work hard to create a better world around you.

Cost: FREE

3:00pm

No Savesies
Klip Collective is a creative studio producing site-specific, articulated light + sound experiences. 

Cost: FREE

Monday October 8, 2018 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Klip Collective 1901 S. 9th Street Studio 303, Philadelphia 19148

3:00pm

Carly Kusy: Handwoven Apparel & Textiles
Carly Kusy's work is a synthesis of SAORI free hand weaving, her nostalgia for the past and a desire to design within a more sustainable model. Each one-of-a-kind piece is lovingly handwoven on a SAORI loom in Philadelphia, PA. She intertwines her love of handwork, bold color & pattern with simple silhouettes that are versatile and timeless so that the beauty and humanity of the fabric can shine. Her work is an exploration of the movement of color and our connection to the creative subconscious.

In staying true to the ethos of slow fashion, fabric is cut, and constructed utilizing zero waste garment construction techniques and finished by hand. Carly aims to create pieces that exemplify quality and originality so that they may be unique and lasting pieces in your wardrobe for years to come.

Cost: $

Monday October 8, 2018 3:00pm - 7:00pm
Bok 1901 S. 9th St, Philadelphia 19148

3:00pm

DesignPhiladelphia Exhibition Gallery
The Girls Gym at Bok will transform into the DesignPhiladelphia Exhibit Gallery and will be open for guests:
Wed. October 3, 2018 -- For Kick Off Party Attendees Only.  The Kick Off Party Ticket includes a 4:15pm Keynote Talk by Paula Scher, Pentagram, the Girls Gym, Hallway Exhbits, and the Bok Bar Rooftop.  Plenty of food and beverages are included.  Buy your tickets here.
Thurs. October 4, 2018 -- 3-7pm.
Fri. October 5, 2018 -- 3-7pm
Mon. October 8, 2018 through Thurs. October 11, 2018 -- 3-7pm
Fri. October 12, 2018 -- 3-9pm during BOK NIGHT -- several businesses and programs are throughout the building.  Check the Schedule for Specifics.
The Following Exhibits will be on display in the Girls Gym.
  • Best in Design Competition Exhibition.  See the Best in Design Winner and Finalists here (annoucement on September 20, 2018).  
  • Jefferson Departments: Fashion Design and Architecture Departments
  • University of the Arts School of Design
  • Haworth Presents the Designer Talks + Spotlight shining a light on emerging design stars here in Philadelphia.
  • Temple University -- Show of Faculty Work from the Architecture and Graphic Design Departments
  • Mexican Cultural Center, Mexican General Consulate, and NextFab present a collaborative project with Mexico City architects and industrial designers, Mecate Studio
  • University of Pennsylvania Intergrated Product Design Program
  • Gensler Architecture
  • Milder Furniture Design 
  • Budmen Industries 
  • BOK Tenants: Stover Ceramics, G. Kellum, MacGregor-Art, Remark Studio, Lobo Mau, Caitlin McCormack

Cost: FREE

Monday October 8, 2018 3:00pm - 7:00pm
Bok - Girls Gym, 1st Floor 1901 S. 9th Street, Philadelphia 19148

3:00pm

Groundswell Lounge
The Groundswell Lounge at Bok will activate a corridor just above the main entrance to the Bok Building, giving this area a more defined sense of place that visitors can relax, work and socialize in. Designed with an eclectic mix of lounge, studio and vintage furniture, the Groundswell Lounge will create a comfortable space embellished with some of Groundswell's signature greenery. 
Groundswell Design Group is a full service design firm specializing in placemaking, public space and hospitality. Our projects range in scale from large public parks, land art installations, restaurants and distilleries, to intimate cafés and pop-up activations. Each project's process is specially tailored to the site, drawing inspiration from the surrounding landscape, neighborhood and community to create a unique lifestyle and atmosphere. 
 

Cost: FREE

Monday October 8, 2018 3:00pm - 7:00pm
BOK, 2nd Floor 1901 S. 9th Street, Philadelphia

3:00pm

Haworth Designer Talks Space + Spotlights
Join Haworth, a globally known manufacturer of office furnishings, at BOK for an experiential installation and intimate setting for short talks featuring new trends of the trade and hearing from local emerging, women designers. Designer Spotlights will focus on the stories of designers, their craft, and their process. Get a chance to listen and meet to these power houses, and enjoy #HaworthDPDesignerTalks at 5:30pm nightly!
Designer Talks + Spotlights Schedule:
October 4, Thursday (5:30-6:15PM): Designer Spotlight Karina Puente, Karina Puente Arts 
October 8, Monday (5:30-6:15PM): Designer Spotlight Latasha Hall, Lillie Couture
October 9, Tuesday (Starts 5:30PM): 2018 Trends from Milan Design Week Presented by Nicole Carville of Haworth + Royce Epstein of Mohawk Group
October 10, Wednesday (5:30-6:15PM): Designer Spotlight Shannon Maldonado, Owner/Operator, YOWIE
October 11, Thursday (Starts 5:30PM): Scrap Culture: Sustainable Design Practices in a World of Waste Presented by Royce Epstein of Mohawk Group
 
 

Cost: FREE

Monday October 8, 2018 3:00pm - 7:00pm
BOK, Girls Gym - Exhibition Gallery 1901 S. 9th Street, Philadelphia 19148

3:00pm

Mexico City - Philadelphia Collaboration: Mecate Studio + NextFab
Mexico City is the World Design Capital in 2018 and DesignPhiladelphia is partnering with NextFab, the Mexican Cultural Center and Mexican General Consulate here in Philadelphia to bring two designers from Mexico City to design and make a special, custom item to be on display during the DesignPhiladelphia Festival. Mecate Studio, an architecture and industrial design firm, led by Sebastian Monjaras and Abraham Buenrosto have traveled to Philadelphia to partner with NextFab to design and fabricate a special item for DesignPhiladelphia.
Mecate Studio will spend almost two weeks working at NextFab and are focused on collaborating to create an object to display at Bok in the DesignPhiladelphia exhibit gallery. 
“As a maker space, our passion and our mission is to help people use their creativity and make things – whether it’s their hobby or their business. We welcome the opportunity to make a special connection with designers in Mexico City and to learn how they use making and fabrication in their architectural and industrial design business.” Eric Kaplan, NextFab.
The collaboration with the Consulate of Mexico in Philadelphia and the Mexican Cultural Center was key to make the connection between Philadelphia and Mexico City designers possible. Both, the Consulate of Mexico and the Mexican Cultural Center, are highly committed to the promotion of Mexican avant-garde culture and arts in the Philadelphia region. For this reason, “the collaboration with DesignPhiladelphia and NextFab during the Philadelphia Design Week is extremely important to continue building bridges of understanding that facilitates the exchange of innovative ideas. In that sense, Mecatestudio’s work is an example of Mexico’s modern and innovative design which is conquering the world”, said Consul of Mexico in Philadelphia, Alicia Kerber-Palma.

Cost: FREE

5:30pm

Designer Spotlight: Lastasha Hall, Lillie Couture
Haworth Designer Spotlight Latasha Hall, Lillie Couture - #HaworthDPDesignerTalks
We understand design can influence and make an impact in our communities and built environment. So this year, in part with Haworth (best known for commercial furniture around the world), we are introducing short talks from emerging/women designers at the Haworth Designer Talks Space in BOK's Girls Gym. The short talk is meant to connect festival attendees with local rock stars of the design community in an intimate setting to share their inspiration, process, and work. 
Tonight, meet designer of Lillie Latasha Hall has always has a fond love for fashion. In her early years of being an artist she sat for hours drawing and designing figures in her head. It wasn’t until she was introduced to sewing by a family friend that she began to unify her passion for the arts and sewing, turning sketches into wearable clothing. Since then she has been able t accumulate over 15 years of experience in the fashion industry. Latasha has dedicated time to perfect her craftsmanship with experience in bridal, evening, ready to wear, and alterations. 
In 2008 as a graduate of The Art Institute of Philadelphia Latasha became immersed in the fashion industry. Working as an assistant woven designer for Sean John as well as a denim designer for Synergy jeans she gained vast experience in the fast paced New York menswear scene. Searching for a more hands on approach to fashion Latasha then explored the alterations avenue of the industry by landing a job as a seamstress for Nordstrom as well as various bridal and suit boutiques. 
In 2013 Latasha realized her ultimate passion of designing custom pieces for an array of clients and for celebrity clients that include, Vivian Green, GOGO Morrow, Erica Campbell and a Grammy appearance by Kristal Lyndriette. With this new found passion she began focusing all of her attention on building her company Lillie whose name serves as a dedication to her late grandmother Ester Lillie Coles who embodied the classic feminine essence with a touch of sophistication and spunk. 
Since beginning Lillie Latasha’s designs have been featured in numerous magazine publications as well as gaining clients from around the country. Latasha hopes to bring her brand internationally in the future.
 

Cost: FREE

Monday October 8, 2018 5:30pm - 6:15pm
BOK - Exhibition Gallery, Haworth Corner 1901 S. 9th Street, Philadelphia 19148

6:00pm

Laurel Hill Cemetery Future Lighting Plan + Kickoff Reception
Laurel Hill Cemetery, a National Historic Landmark founded in 1836, is welcoming members of the public to preview our newly designed future lighting plan. The Lighting Practice is helping to provide Laurel Hill with a lighting design meant to highlight the architectural and artistic features of the cemetery. A small-scale version of Laurel Hill’s new lighting plan will be on display as part of DesignPhiladelphia, and will be visible to the public from Kelly Drive from October 4th to October 12th.
A kickoff reception will be held on October 4th beginning at 7pm. Guests can enjoy refreshments in our beautiful Medallion Garden, before being invited on a special twilight tour to view the new lighting, some of our most noteworthy Victorian monuments, and the final resting places of our famous “permanent residents.”
Laurel Hill is America's first National Historic Landmark Cemetery, boasting art, architecture, nature and stunning river views. This final resting place of numerous historic notables is open daily with free admission for self-guided tours or recreation. Joggers, dog walkers, bicyclists and photographers are welcome. Unique public tours and events are offered throughout the year, with all proceeds benefitting the preservation and educational mission of Laurel Hill Cemetery. www.thelaurelhillcemetery.org
The Lighting Practice transforms ordinary spaces into places that are extraordinary, captivating and memorable. We accomplish this through careful listening, collaboration and dedication to achieving our clients’ vision. Our history of on-going long-term relationships is due to our team’s ability to understand our clients’ goals and deliver results beyond their expectations.
 

Registration Link: https://thelaurelhillcemetery.org/
Cost: $25

Monday October 8, 2018 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Laurel Hill Cemetery 3822 Ridge Avenue, Philadelphia 19132

6:00pm

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 9th and remain up until October 11th. Details to follow!

Cost: $15

Monday October 8, 2018 6:00pm - Thursday October 11, 2018 3:00pm
TBA
 
Tuesday, October 9
 

8:00am

Design Innovation Showcase: Spatial Efficiency
PennPraxis, in collaboration with the Pennovation Center and PennDesign, presents the Design Innovation Showcase at Pennovation for Design Philadelphia 2018, featuring Spatial Efficiency. 
This event will feature a lunchtime lecture on Tuesday, October 9 featuring the groundbreaking work of Masoud Akbarzadeh, Director of the Polyhedral Structures Laboratory (PSL) at PennDesign, located at Pennovation. Dr. Akbarzadeh’s research draws from his background in architectural design, computation, and structural engineering, primarily focusing on Three-Dimensional Graphical Statics, which is a novel geometric method of structural design in three dimensions.  The lecture will be preceded by a short tour of the Pennovation Center and a discussion of the history of the site and building by PennPraxis. 
The Spatial Efficiency exhibit showcasing the work will be on display at the Pennovation Center from Tuesday, October 9 to Thursday, October 11 from 8am to 5pm.
 

Cost: FREE

9:00am

Design is Inclusive & Design Purpose Exhibitions + Common Thread Installation
EXHIBITION: Design is Inclusive
An exhibition highlighting the varied backgrounds of local designers and what proud Philly neighborhood their work or studio reighns from. Festival attendees and our young audience of future designers are encouraged to preview their medium and their stories.
2018 Designers: Nyasha Felder, Shila Griffith, Chitszano Isaac, Diane Litten, Beranrdo Margulis, Roberto Roque, Jeff Rubio, and Christie Sommers
WINDOW DISPLAY + EXHIBITION: Design Purpose
This year's festival campaign is DESIGN PURPOSE: Purpose Beyond Aesthetics. See the festival's poster series that includes statistics of how design will have to make an impact in our world and its cities. Contribute to the Exhibition Gallery by sharing statistics you know, problems design needs to solve, and design solutions.
INSTALLATION: Common Thread
A crowdsourced installation from the volunteers of DesignPhiladelphia, based on our individual journeys and connection and an homage to the early textile industry in Philadelphia.

Cost: FREE

9:00am

Herman Miller's Modern Classic Exhibition
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. 
About Herman Miller:
Herman Miller is a 100-year-old-plus company that places great importance on design, the environment, community service, and the health and well-being of our customers and our employees. Innovative ways to improve the performance of our customers’ organizations have become our hallmark.
Our award-winning furniture and related services and technologies are available through dealers, retailers, and e-commerce websites around the world. Whether your world is an office, a school, a home, or a hospital—and whether you are a customer, an employee, a shareholder, or a member of our community—we work hard to create a better world around you.

Cost: FREE

10:00am

Art Therapy Introductory Workshop
For the 2nd 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.
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.
Please click on "tickets" and click through to our Eventbrite page to reserve your spot in this workshop.  Registration is required.

Registration Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/art-therapy-an-introduction-tickets-49558731500
Cost: FREE

Tuesday October 9, 2018 10:00am - 1:00pm
Jefferson University 925 Chestnut Street Health Design Lab, Basement Level, Vault, Philadelphia 19107

11:00am

Touched by Design - Public Showing
The exhibit, open for public viewing from Oct. 9th through Oct. 13th from 11-6pm at Minima's two Old City locations, features work from local ceramicist Teresa Chang, as well as designs from Italian design house, Minotti.
Minotti's exquisite 2018 collection, A Tale of an Infinite Present, will be exhibited in Minima's 131 N. 3rd Street showroom.

Cost: FREE

Tuesday October 9, 2018 11:00am - 6:00pm
Minima 131 N. 3rd Street 118 N. 3rd Street, Philadelphia 19106

11:30am

Design Innovation Showcase: Spatial Efficiency
PennPraxis, in collaboration with the Pennovation Center and PennDesign, presents the Design Innovation Showcase at Pennovation for Design Philadelphia 2018, featuring Spatial Efficiency. 
This event will feature a lunchtime lecture on Tuesday, October 9 featuring the groundbreaking work of Masoud Akbarzadeh, Director of the Polyhedral Structures Laboratory (PSL) at PennDesign, located at Pennovation. Dr. Akbarzadeh’s research draws from his background in architectural design, computation, and structural engineering, primarily focusing on Three-Dimensional Graphical Statics, which is a novel geometric method of structural design in three dimensions.  The lecture will be preceded by a short tour of the Pennovation Center and a discussion of the history of the site and building by PennPraxis. 
The Spatial Efficiency exhibit showcasing the work will be on display at the Pennovation Center from Tuesday, October 9 to Thursday, October 11 from 8am to 5pm.
 

Cost: FREE

12:00pm

*SENSORY DESIGN - American Studio Furniture and Ceramics: Surface and Texture
American Studio Furniture and Ceramics: Surface and Texture is an exhibition of woodwork and ceramics that focuses on the tactile sense through the manipulation of surface and texture.  The woodwork featured there is by George Nakashima, Wharton Esherick, David Ebner, Sam Maloof, John Eric Byers and Miriam Carpenter. The ceramics are by Estelle Halper, Ira Winarsky, Toshiko Takaezu, Don Reitz and Peter Voulkos. 

Registration Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sensory-design-philadelphia-design-district-crawl-tickets-49114745526
Cost: FREE

Tuesday October 9, 2018 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Moderne Gallery 111 N. 3rd Street, Philadelphia 19106

3:00pm

No Savesies
Klip Collective is a creative studio producing site-specific, articulated light + sound experiences. 

Cost: FREE

Tuesday October 9, 2018 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Klip Collective 1901 S. 9th Street Studio 303, Philadelphia 19148

3:00pm

Carly Kusy: Handwoven Apparel & Textiles
Carly Kusy's work is a synthesis of SAORI free hand weaving, her nostalgia for the past and a desire to design within a more sustainable model. Each one-of-a-kind piece is lovingly handwoven on a SAORI loom in Philadelphia, PA. She intertwines her love of handwork, bold color & pattern with simple silhouettes that are versatile and timeless so that the beauty and humanity of the fabric can shine. Her work is an exploration of the movement of color and our connection to the creative subconscious.

In staying true to the ethos of slow fashion, fabric is cut, and constructed utilizing zero waste garment construction techniques and finished by hand. Carly aims to create pieces that exemplify quality and originality so that they may be unique and lasting pieces in your wardrobe for years to come.

Cost: $

Tuesday October 9, 2018 3:00pm - 7:00pm
Bok 1901 S. 9th St, Philadelphia 19148

3:00pm

DesignPhiladelphia Exhibition Gallery
The Girls Gym at Bok will transform into the DesignPhiladelphia Exhibit Gallery and will be open for guests:
Wed. October 3, 2018 -- For Kick Off Party Attendees Only.  The Kick Off Party Ticket includes a 4:15pm Keynote Talk by Paula Scher, Pentagram, the Girls Gym, Hallway Exhbits, and the Bok Bar Rooftop.  Plenty of food and beverages are included.  Buy your tickets here.
Thurs. October 4, 2018 -- 3-7pm.
Fri. October 5, 2018 -- 3-7pm
Mon. October 8, 2018 through Thurs. October 11, 2018 -- 3-7pm
Fri. October 12, 2018 -- 3-9pm during BOK NIGHT -- several businesses and programs are throughout the building.  Check the Schedule for Specifics.
The Following Exhibits will be on display in the Girls Gym.
  • Best in Design Competition Exhibition.  See the Best in Design Winner and Finalists here (annoucement on September 20, 2018).  
  • Jefferson Departments: Fashion Design and Architecture Departments
  • University of the Arts School of Design
  • Haworth Presents the Designer Talks + Spotlight shining a light on emerging design stars here in Philadelphia.
  • Temple University -- Show of Faculty Work from the Architecture and Graphic Design Departments
  • Mexican Cultural Center, Mexican General Consulate, and NextFab present a collaborative project with Mexico City architects and industrial designers, Mecate Studio
  • University of Pennsylvania Intergrated Product Design Program
  • Gensler Architecture
  • Milder Furniture Design 
  • Budmen Industries 
  • BOK Tenants: Stover Ceramics, G. Kellum, MacGregor-Art, Remark Studio, Lobo Mau, Caitlin McCormack

Cost: FREE

Tuesday October 9, 2018 3:00pm - 7:00pm
Bok - Girls Gym, 1st Floor 1901 S. 9th Street, Philadelphia 19148

3:00pm

Groundswell Lounge
The Groundswell Lounge at Bok will activate a corridor just above the main entrance to the Bok Building, giving this area a more defined sense of place that visitors can relax, work and socialize in. Designed with an eclectic mix of lounge, studio and vintage furniture, the Groundswell Lounge will create a comfortable space embellished with some of Groundswell's signature greenery. 
Groundswell Design Group is a full service design firm specializing in placemaking, public space and hospitality. Our projects range in scale from large public parks, land art installations, restaurants and distilleries, to intimate cafés and pop-up activations. Each project's process is specially tailored to the site, drawing inspiration from the surrounding landscape, neighborhood and community to create a unique lifestyle and atmosphere. 
 

Cost: FREE

Tuesday October 9, 2018 3:00pm - 7:00pm
BOK, 2nd Floor 1901 S. 9th Street, Philadelphia

3:00pm

Haworth Designer Talks Space + Spotlights
Join Haworth, a globally known manufacturer of office furnishings, at BOK for an experiential installation and intimate setting for short talks featuring new trends of the trade and hearing from local emerging, women designers. Designer Spotlights will focus on the stories of designers, their craft, and their process. Get a chance to listen and meet to these power houses, and enjoy #HaworthDPDesignerTalks at 5:30pm nightly!
Designer Talks + Spotlights Schedule:
October 4, Thursday (5:30-6:15PM): Designer Spotlight Karina Puente, Karina Puente Arts 
October 8, Monday (5:30-6:15PM): Designer Spotlight Latasha Hall, Lillie Couture
October 9, Tuesday (Starts 5:30PM): 2018 Trends from Milan Design Week Presented by Nicole Carville of Haworth + Royce Epstein of Mohawk Group
October 10, Wednesday (5:30-6:15PM): Designer Spotlight Shannon Maldonado, Owner/Operator, YOWIE
October 11, Thursday (Starts 5:30PM): Scrap Culture: Sustainable Design Practices in a World of Waste Presented by Royce Epstein of Mohawk Group
 
 

Cost: FREE

Tuesday October 9, 2018 3:00pm - 7:00pm
BOK, Girls Gym - Exhibition Gallery 1901 S. 9th Street, Philadelphia 19148

3:00pm

Mexico City - Philadelphia Collaboration: Mecate Studio + NextFab
Mexico City is the World Design Capital in 2018 and DesignPhiladelphia is partnering with NextFab, the Mexican Cultural Center and Mexican General Consulate here in Philadelphia to bring two designers from Mexico City to design and make a special, custom item to be on display during the DesignPhiladelphia Festival. Mecate Studio, an architecture and industrial design firm, led by Sebastian Monjaras and Abraham Buenrosto have traveled to Philadelphia to partner with NextFab to design and fabricate a special item for DesignPhiladelphia.
Mecate Studio will spend almost two weeks working at NextFab and are focused on collaborating to create an object to display at Bok in the DesignPhiladelphia exhibit gallery. 
“As a maker space, our passion and our mission is to help people use their creativity and make things – whether it’s their hobby or their business. We welcome the opportunity to make a special connection with designers in Mexico City and to learn how they use making and fabrication in their architectural and industrial design business.” Eric Kaplan, NextFab.
The collaboration with the Consulate of Mexico in Philadelphia and the Mexican Cultural Center was key to make the connection between Philadelphia and Mexico City designers possible. Both, the Consulate of Mexico and the Mexican Cultural Center, are highly committed to the promotion of Mexican avant-garde culture and arts in the Philadelphia region. For this reason, “the collaboration with DesignPhiladelphia and NextFab during the Philadelphia Design Week is extremely important to continue building bridges of understanding that facilitates the exchange of innovative ideas. In that sense, Mecatestudio’s work is an example of Mexico’s modern and innovative design which is conquering the world”, said Consul of Mexico in Philadelphia, Alicia Kerber-Palma.

Cost: FREE

4:00pm

Future of Design of Disc Golf Course: Explore Sedgley Woods
During DesignPhiladelphia, come out to see the oldest disc golf course on the East Coast right here in Fairmount Park: SedgleyWoods Disc Golf Course.  Not only is Sedgley the oldest course, it's also an extremely popular course.  Sedgley hosts national, regional, and local tournaments and is open to the public 7 days a week.  Hundreds of people play disc golf at Sedgley every week due to the growing popularity of the sport.  With increasing demand, comes increased need for design and construction professionals (architects, landscape architects, engineers, wayfinding signage/environmental graphics, landscaping contractors, etc.) to design and build courses in public and private parks across the country.
Join us for a beverage and a tour of the course and learn more about Sedgley Woods and the future of disc golf in Philadelphia!

Cost: FREE

4:00pm

Center City Design Crawl
As the oldest design festival of its kind in the country, DesignPhiladelphia highlights the work of thousands of local designers, architects, and creative professionals to demonstrate Philadelphia’s reemergence as a 21st century city shaped by thoughtful design, collaborative business practices, and community engagement.

Tuesday October 9, 2018 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Center City Neighborhoods , Philadelphia

4:00pm

Design Crawl Open House
Eastern Standard is an integrated agency offering strategic marketing, creative services, and turnkey digital technology solutions.

Tuesday October 9, 2018 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Eastern Standard 1218 Chestnut Street Floor 4, Philadelphia 19107

4:00pm

Health Design Lab Open House at Thomas Jefferson University
Imagine a space where Doctors and Designers alike can come together and solve some of the toughest challenges in healthcare in one of the most evocative spaces in Philadelphia. The Health Design Lab @JeffInnovation exists to bring people together, including patients, who in the past may never have interacted with the goal of accelerating change and translating technological innovation to real innovations at the bedside. Fueled by traditional and modern prototyping technology and a foundation of person-centered design principles, the Health Design Lab is more than just a maker space, but a space that will change the way we all think about the future of healthcare.

Registration Link: https://openhousevault.eventbrite.com
Cost: FREE

Tuesday October 9, 2018 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Jefferson University 925 Chestnut Street Health Design Lab, Basement Level, Vault, Philadelphia 19107

4:00pm

Open House
JDavis connects communities through design by creating places that bring people, neighborhoods, cities and regions together. It is our mission to build value and pass it on. Come see our new office at The Bailey Building in midtown village.

4:00pm

Stark Open House
Stark creates beautiful rugs and carpets exclusively for the Interior Design Trade. Products are found in some of the most beautiful spaces in the world.

4:00pm

Sustainable Upholstery+Furniture—Exclusive CISCO BROTHERS Showroom
Located in the new design district of Philadelphia, ND Collection's showroom features exceptional custom upholstery, casegoods, lighting and accessories by Cisco Brothers, well known for their organic INSIDE GREEN construction and upholstery.

Tuesday October 9, 2018 4:00pm - 7:00pm
ND Collections 1217 Sansom Street Suite 5N, Philadelphia 19107

5:30pm

Haworth Designer Talks: 2018 Trends from Milan Design Week
Special Lecture in the Haworth Designer Talks Space - #HaworthDPDesignerTalks
2018 Trends From Milan Design Week
Presented by Nicole Carville of Haworth + Royce Epstein of Mowhawk Group

Cost: FREE

Tuesday October 9, 2018 5:30pm - 6:15pm
BOK, Girls Gym 1901 S. 9th Street, Philadelphia 19148

5:30pm

Party like it's 2035: Celebrate the next phase of Philadelphia2035
We’ve finished writing Philadelphia2035, the City’s official vision for every part of the City! It took thousands of Philadelphians and partners to make it happen and we want to celebrate with you.
Together we have created plans to address:
  • Housing everyone can afford
  • Quality public transportation
  • Streets safe for walking, driving, and biking
  • Jobs and shops
  • Parks within a 10-minute walk
  • Healthy food options
  • Historic buildings that are saved and reused
In other words, Philadelphia2035 is the plan for Philadelphia to THRIVE, CONNECT, and RENEW, which we are already hard at work putting into action.
Finishing the written plans is a huge milestone, please join us as we thank all of you who made it possible!
Mayor Kenney and other special guests will be in attendance.

Registration Link: https://2035party.eventbrite.com
Cost: $5

5:30pm

Herman Miller Presents THREADS with Steve Frykholm and Clark Malcolm
Threads is an interactive presentation of stories, audio clips, and video of the people, ideas, and events that have woven together to make Herman Miller the unusual and vibrant community it is today. Presenters Steve Frykholm, a graphic designer, and Clark Malcolm, writer and editor, have worked together for over 30 years at Herman Miller and together have more than 75 years at the company.
Clark Malcolm worked for Herman Miller for 33 years as writer and editor in virtually all parts of the company. He is author, co-author, or editor of 17 books on design, leadership, architecture, and facility management.  Clark has degrees in English Language and Literature from Rhodes College and the University of Michigan.
Steve Frykholm became Herman Miller’s first internal graphic designer in 1970 and retired in 2015. He received Herman Miller’s highest recognition for an employee in 1986, The Carl F. Frost Award. In 2007 he became an AIGA Fellow, and in 2010 he received the AIGA Medal, the highest recognition from AIGA, the professional association for design. He's recognized as an annual report legend in Graphis, and an American design icon in the 50th Anniversary Issue of Communication Arts
About Herman Miller:
Herman Miller is a 100-year-old-plus company that places great importance on design, the environment, community service, and the health and well-being of our customers and our employees. Innovative ways to improve the performance of our customers’ organizations have become our hallmark.
Our award-winning furniture and related services and technologies are available through dealers, retailers, and e-commerce websites around the world. Whether your world is an office, a school, a home, or a hospital—and whether you are a customer, an employee, a shareholder, or a member of our community—we work hard to create a better world around you.
 

Registration Link: http://events.eventzilla.net/e/herman-miller-presents-threads-2138956544
Cost: FREE

6:00pm

Designing the Museum of the Future With Josh Goldblum
The line between virtual and physical spaces is starting to blur. Recent innovations in retail, hospitality and entertainment experiences open new opportunities for designers from every discipline. How do physical space and emergent media combine to create powerful experiences infused with emotion, authenticity and personal meaning? Josh Goldblum, founder and CEO of the experience design studio Bluecadet, goes way beyond the “black mirror” of the screen, highlighting creative opportunities that are blooming at the intersection of architecture, technology, neuroscience and design. Bluecadet partnered with the Museum of the American Revolution to develop many of the Museum’s first-of-their-kind interactive digital moments. Dr. Scott Stephenson, the Museum’s Vice President of Collections, Exhibitions and Programming, will provide welcoming remarks.
6:00 PM Reception
7:00 PM Lecture
Ticket price includes one drink ticket. Please note members must present ID at check-in.

Registration Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/designing-the-museum-of-the-future-with-josh-goldblum-tickets-50248615963?aff=eac2
Cost: $5 member, $15 non-member

Tuesday October 9, 2018 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Museum of the American Revolution 101 S 3rd St., Philadelphia 19106

6:00pm

How Trends Drive Innovation in Product Design
Open-ended product design challenges are, well, challenging! A client may come to a design strategist with no clear direction beyond the intent to disrupt an industry. Trend research is one of the tools we use to come up with new ways to innovate. In this talk, Lead Design Strategist, Ryan Chen, will present a conceptual case study from the personal care industry to show how Bresslergroup might use trend research to lead to the insights that would lead to novel product concepts. Chen will begin with on overview of the socio-cultural megatrends he’s identified that are going to influence consumer value and behavior into the next decade.
Lead Design Strategist, Ryan Chen, studied Industrial Design at the National University of Singapore and earned an MBA from the University of Oxford. He has helped clients across industries and continents, including Samsung, Sony, Philips, and DesignSingapore Council, deliver meaningful products that started as ambiguous design challenges.
The talk + Q&A will start at 6:30 p.m. Stick around Bresslergroup's studio space afterward for beer, snacks, and mingling!
The event is free, but space is limited. Please register early to reserve your spot! 

Registration Link: https://bresslergroup.ticketleap.com/how-trends-drive-innovation-in-product-design/
Cost: FREE

Tuesday October 9, 2018 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Bresslergroup 1216 Arch Street 7th floor, Philadelphia 19107

6:00pm

Laurel Hill Cemetery Future Lighting Plan + Kickoff Reception
Laurel Hill Cemetery, a National Historic Landmark founded in 1836, is welcoming members of the public to preview our newly designed future lighting plan. The Lighting Practice is helping to provide Laurel Hill with a lighting design meant to highlight the architectural and artistic features of the cemetery. A small-scale version of Laurel Hill’s new lighting plan will be on display as part of DesignPhiladelphia, and will be visible to the public from Kelly Drive from October 4th to October 12th.
A kickoff reception will be held on October 4th beginning at 7pm. Guests can enjoy refreshments in our beautiful Medallion Garden, before being invited on a special twilight tour to view the new lighting, some of our most noteworthy Victorian monuments, and the final resting places of our famous “permanent residents.”
Laurel Hill is America's first National Historic Landmark Cemetery, boasting art, architecture, nature and stunning river views. This final resting place of numerous historic notables is open daily with free admission for self-guided tours or recreation. Joggers, dog walkers, bicyclists and photographers are welcome. Unique public tours and events are offered throughout the year, with all proceeds benefitting the preservation and educational mission of Laurel Hill Cemetery. www.thelaurelhillcemetery.org
The Lighting Practice transforms ordinary spaces into places that are extraordinary, captivating and memorable. We accomplish this through careful listening, collaboration and dedication to achieving our clients’ vision. Our history of on-going long-term relationships is due to our team’s ability to understand our clients’ goals and deliver results beyond their expectations.
 

Registration Link: https://thelaurelhillcemetery.org/
Cost: $25

Tuesday October 9, 2018 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Laurel Hill Cemetery 3822 Ridge Avenue, Philadelphia 19132

6:00pm

P'unk Avenue 2018 DesignPhiladelphia Open House
Come join us at P’unk on Oct 9th for DesignPhiladelphia! Visit our studio & relax with a drink and a variety of delicious, local snacks. Before our open house, we're hosting an interactive web accessibility workshop at 4 PM. P'unk researcher Embry Owen will define web accessibility, why it matters, & improvements you can make to your website.

Tuesday October 9, 2018 6:00pm - 9:00pm
P'unk Avenue studio 1168 E Passyunk Ave, Philadelphia 19147

6:30pm

A Philly State of Mind: Re-imagining the Philly Brand Through Design Thinking
A Philly State of Mind: Reimaging the Philadelphia Brand Using Design Thinking is an interactive program that focused on the idea that with its renewed energy, Philly is beccoming more than ust a place on the map, it's becoming a state of mind that more people are embracing. Philadelphia is going through a renaissance that involves economic development, gentriciation, a booming arts, culture and foodie scene with an anchor in a diverse history. What are all the ways it could add value in the future to the United States and to the world? Join us for a few playful(and thoughtful) hours of sensemaking and placemaking to experiment with designing the brand story of Philadelphia from the perspective of "Philadelphia as a state of mind." Join Natalie Nixon, PhD of Figure 8 Thinking and Gary Kopervas, VP Brand Strategy and Story Development of 20nine, a Creative Brand Agency as they work with the group to bring this idea to life using design thinking principles and practices through a series of orchestrated "design sprints."

Registration Link: https://20nine.ticketleap.com/phillystateofmind/
Cost: FREE

Tuesday October 9, 2018 6:30pm - 8:00pm
1776 at The Curtis Center (Formerly Benjamin's Desk) 601 Walnut Street, 12th Floor (enter on 7th St. near Walnut, Philadelphia, PA 19103
 
Wednesday, October 10
 

8:00am

Design Innovation Showcase: Spatial Efficiency
PennPraxis, in collaboration with the Pennovation Center and PennDesign, presents the Design Innovation Showcase at Pennovation for Design Philadelphia 2018, featuring Spatial Efficiency. 
This event will feature a lunchtime lecture on Tuesday, October 9 featuring the groundbreaking work of Masoud Akbarzadeh, Director of the Polyhedral Structures Laboratory (PSL) at PennDesign, located at Pennovation. Dr. Akbarzadeh’s research draws from his background in architectural design, computation, and structural engineering, primarily focusing on Three-Dimensional Graphical Statics, which is a novel geometric method of structural design in three dimensions.  The lecture will be preceded by a short tour of the Pennovation Center and a discussion of the history of the site and building by PennPraxis. 
The Spatial Efficiency exhibit showcasing the work will be on display at the Pennovation Center from Tuesday, October 9 to Thursday, October 11 from 8am to 5pm.
 

Cost: FREE

9:00am

Sustainability in Textiles
Sustainability in Textiles:  The Jefferson Textile Design programs are hosting a two-day symposium on sustainable textiles: from conceptual design through production, manufacturing of the finished product and reuse/repurpose/recycling opportunities. Join invited guests, faculty, staff and students for presentations, discussions and exhibits exploring sustainability in textiles.  @TextileDesignatJefferson #TheThreadStartsHere
Featured speakers Wednesday 10/10:
9am--Laura Sansone "NYS Regional Textiles: The Spirit of Place"
11am--Hemp Black Research Team (Michael Savarie, Isabella Siravo, Lauren McGrath, Regan Marriner) "Hemp: An Eco-Experience"
1pm--Scott Kravet "Kravet: Sustainability in Textiles"
3pm--Manisha Patel "AATCC, Sustainability and Member Benefits"
Featured Speakers Thursday 10/11:
9:30am--Orkan Telhan, Biorealize, "Microbes Meet Forward-thinking Fashion"
11:30am--Joy Alaoui, MTL, "“Sustainability:  the realities an American specialty weaving mill faces striving to achieve both definitions of the word”
 
 

Cost: FREE

9:00am

Design is Inclusive & Design Purpose Exhibitions + Common Thread Installation
EXHIBITION: Design is Inclusive
An exhibition highlighting the varied backgrounds of local designers and what proud Philly neighborhood their work or studio reighns from. Festival attendees and our young audience of future designers are encouraged to preview their medium and their stories.
2018 Designers: Nyasha Felder, Shila Griffith, Chitszano Isaac, Diane Litten, Beranrdo Margulis, Roberto Roque, Jeff Rubio, and Christie Sommers
WINDOW DISPLAY + EXHIBITION: Design Purpose
This year's festival campaign is DESIGN PURPOSE: Purpose Beyond Aesthetics. See the festival's poster series that includes statistics of how design will have to make an impact in our world and its cities. Contribute to the Exhibition Gallery by sharing statistics you know, problems design needs to solve, and design solutions.
INSTALLATION: Common Thread
A crowdsourced installation from the volunteers of DesignPhiladelphia, based on our individual journeys and connection and an homage to the early textile industry in Philadelphia.

Cost: FREE

9:00am

Herman Miller's Modern Classic Exhibition
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. 
About Herman Miller:
Herman Miller is a 100-year-old-plus company that places great importance on design, the environment, community service, and the health and well-being of our customers and our employees. Innovative ways to improve the performance of our customers’ organizations have become our hallmark.
Our award-winning furniture and related services and technologies are available through dealers, retailers, and e-commerce websites around the world. Whether your world is an office, a school, a home, or a hospital—and whether you are a customer, an employee, a shareholder, or a member of our community—we work hard to create a better world around you.

Cost: FREE

11:00am

Touched by Design - Public Showing
The exhibit, open for public viewing from Oct. 9th through Oct. 13th from 11-6pm at Minima's two Old City locations, features work from local ceramicist Teresa Chang, as well as designs from Italian design house, Minotti.
Minotti's exquisite 2018 collection, A Tale of an Infinite Present, will be exhibited in Minima's 131 N. 3rd Street showroom.

Cost: FREE

Wednesday October 10, 2018 11:00am - 6:00pm
Minima 131 N. 3rd Street 118 N. 3rd Street, Philadelphia 19106

11:45am

AARP Pennsylvania Hosting Housing, Design, and Health Panel Discussion at 2018 DesignPhiladelphia Conference
Join us for this lunch and panel discussion examining the connections between housing, design, and health.
The availability of safe and affordable housing with access to transportation, parks, healthy food and other amenities can lead to better physical and mental health that will improve the overall quality of life for all Philadelphians.
Learn what the City of Philadelphia and community organizations are doing to help bridge the gap between housing and health.

Registration Link: http://aarp.cvent.com/events/aarp-pennsylvania-housing-design-and-health-panel-discussion-10-10-18/event-summary-1909fd2cf2474409a5d04f789e4bc272.aspx
Cost: FREE

Wednesday October 10, 2018 11:45am - 2:00pm
Center for Architecture and Design 1218 Arch Street, Philadelphia 19107

12:00pm

*SENSORY DESIGN - American Studio Furniture and Ceramics: Surface and Texture
American Studio Furniture and Ceramics: Surface and Texture is an exhibition of woodwork and ceramics that focuses on the tactile sense through the manipulation of surface and texture.  The woodwork featured there is by George Nakashima, Wharton Esherick, David Ebner, Sam Maloof, John Eric Byers and Miriam Carpenter. The ceramics are by Estelle Halper, Ira Winarsky, Toshiko Takaezu, Don Reitz and Peter Voulkos. 

Registration Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sensory-design-philadelphia-design-district-crawl-tickets-49114745526
Cost: FREE

Wednesday October 10, 2018 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Moderne Gallery 111 N. 3rd Street, Philadelphia 19106

3:00pm

Tour of St. Josephs Hospital Conversion to Apartments and Commercial Spaces in Francisville neighborhood of Philadelphia
MMPartners, a vertically integrated commercial real estate development company having raised over $45M of capital and has invested in over $90M of real estate assets in the Philadelphia CBD market.

3:00pm

No Savesies
Klip Collective is a creative studio producing site-specific, articulated light + sound experiences. 

Cost: FREE

Wednesday October 10, 2018 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Klip Collective 1901 S. 9th Street Studio 303, Philadelphia 19148

3:00pm

Carly Kusy: Handwoven Apparel & Textiles
Carly Kusy's work is a synthesis of SAORI free hand weaving, her nostalgia for the past and a desire to design within a more sustainable model. Each one-of-a-kind piece is lovingly handwoven on a SAORI loom in Philadelphia, PA. She intertwines her love of handwork, bold color & pattern with simple silhouettes that are versatile and timeless so that the beauty and humanity of the fabric can shine. Her work is an exploration of the movement of color and our connection to the creative subconscious.

In staying true to the ethos of slow fashion, fabric is cut, and constructed utilizing zero waste garment construction techniques and finished by hand. Carly aims to create pieces that exemplify quality and originality so that they may be unique and lasting pieces in your wardrobe for years to come.

Cost: $

Wednesday October 10, 2018 3:00pm - 7:00pm
Bok 1901 S. 9th St, Philadelphia 19148

3:00pm

DesignPhiladelphia Exhibition Gallery
The Girls Gym at Bok will transform into the DesignPhiladelphia Exhibit Gallery and will be open for guests:
Wed. October 3, 2018 -- For Kick Off Party Attendees Only.  The Kick Off Party Ticket includes a 4:15pm Keynote Talk by Paula Scher, Pentagram, the Girls Gym, Hallway Exhbits, and the Bok Bar Rooftop.  Plenty of food and beverages are included.  Buy your tickets here.
Thurs. October 4, 2018 -- 3-7pm.
Fri. October 5, 2018 -- 3-7pm
Mon. October 8, 2018 through Thurs. October 11, 2018 -- 3-7pm
Fri. October 12, 2018 -- 3-9pm during BOK NIGHT -- several businesses and programs are throughout the building.  Check the Schedule for Specifics.
The Following Exhibits will be on display in the Girls Gym.
  • Best in Design Competition Exhibition.  See the Best in Design Winner and Finalists here (annoucement on September 20, 2018).  
  • Jefferson Departments: Fashion Design and Architecture Departments
  • University of the Arts School of Design
  • Haworth Presents the Designer Talks + Spotlight shining a light on emerging design stars here in Philadelphia.
  • Temple University -- Show of Faculty Work from the Architecture and Graphic Design Departments
  • Mexican Cultural Center, Mexican General Consulate, and NextFab present a collaborative project with Mexico City architects and industrial designers, Mecate Studio
  • University of Pennsylvania Intergrated Product Design Program
  • Gensler Architecture
  • Milder Furniture Design 
  • Budmen Industries 
  • BOK Tenants: Stover Ceramics, G. Kellum, MacGregor-Art, Remark Studio, Lobo Mau, Caitlin McCormack

Cost: FREE

Wednesday October 10, 2018 3:00pm - 7:00pm
Bok - Girls Gym, 1st Floor 1901 S. 9th Street, Philadelphia 19148

3:00pm

Groundswell Lounge
The Groundswell Lounge at Bok will activate a corridor just above the main entrance to the Bok Building, giving this area a more defined sense of place that visitors can relax, work and socialize in. Designed with an eclectic mix of lounge, studio and vintage furniture, the Groundswell Lounge will create a comfortable space embellished with some of Groundswell's signature greenery. 
Groundswell Design Group is a full service design firm specializing in placemaking, public space and hospitality. Our projects range in scale from large public parks, land art installations, restaurants and distilleries, to intimate cafés and pop-up activations. Each project's process is specially tailored to the site, drawing inspiration from the surrounding landscape, neighborhood and community to create a unique lifestyle and atmosphere. 
 

Cost: FREE

Wednesday October 10, 2018 3:00pm - 7:00pm
BOK, 2nd Floor 1901 S. 9th Street, Philadelphia

3:00pm

Haworth Designer Talks Space + Spotlights
Join Haworth, a globally known manufacturer of office furnishings, at BOK for an experiential installation and intimate setting for short talks featuring new trends of the trade and hearing from local emerging, women designers. Designer Spotlights will focus on the stories of designers, their craft, and their process. Get a chance to listen and meet to these power houses, and enjoy #HaworthDPDesignerTalks at 5:30pm nightly!
Designer Talks + Spotlights Schedule:
October 4, Thursday (5:30-6:15PM): Designer Spotlight Karina Puente, Karina Puente Arts 
October 8, Monday (5:30-6:15PM): Designer Spotlight Latasha Hall, Lillie Couture
October 9, Tuesday (Starts 5:30PM): 2018 Trends from Milan Design Week Presented by Nicole Carville of Haworth + Royce Epstein of Mohawk Group
October 10, Wednesday (5:30-6:15PM): Designer Spotlight Shannon Maldonado, Owner/Operator, YOWIE
October 11, Thursday (Starts 5:30PM): Scrap Culture: Sustainable Design Practices in a World of Waste Presented by Royce Epstein of Mohawk Group
 
 

Cost: FREE

Wednesday October 10, 2018 3:00pm - 7:00pm
BOK, Girls Gym - Exhibition Gallery 1901 S. 9th Street, Philadelphia 19148

3:00pm

Mexico City - Philadelphia Collaboration: Mecate Studio + NextFab
Mexico City is the World Design Capital in 2018 and DesignPhiladelphia is partnering with NextFab, the Mexican Cultural Center and Mexican General Consulate here in Philadelphia to bring two designers from Mexico City to design and make a special, custom item to be on display during the DesignPhiladelphia Festival. Mecate Studio, an architecture and industrial design firm, led by Sebastian Monjaras and Abraham Buenrosto have traveled to Philadelphia to partner with NextFab to design and fabricate a special item for DesignPhiladelphia.
Mecate Studio will spend almost two weeks working at NextFab and are focused on collaborating to create an object to display at Bok in the DesignPhiladelphia exhibit gallery. 
“As a maker space, our passion and our mission is to help people use their creativity and make things – whether it’s their hobby or their business. We welcome the opportunity to make a special connection with designers in Mexico City and to learn how they use making and fabrication in their architectural and industrial design business.” Eric Kaplan, NextFab.
The collaboration with the Consulate of Mexico in Philadelphia and the Mexican Cultural Center was key to make the connection between Philadelphia and Mexico City designers possible. Both, the Consulate of Mexico and the Mexican Cultural Center, are highly committed to the promotion of Mexican avant-garde culture and arts in the Philadelphia region. For this reason, “the collaboration with DesignPhiladelphia and NextFab during the Philadelphia Design Week is extremely important to continue building bridges of understanding that facilitates the exchange of innovative ideas. In that sense, Mecatestudio’s work is an example of Mexico’s modern and innovative design which is conquering the world”, said Consul of Mexico in Philadelphia, Alicia Kerber-Palma.

Cost: FREE

4:00pm

2018 Storefront Challenge Awards Celebration and Exhibition
Celebrate the good design and great things happening on Philly's commercial corridors! Businesses are reinvesting in storefronts and commercial corridors throughout the city. Join the Community Design Collaborative and the Philadelphia Department of Commerce to celebrate their entrepreneurship and creativity through the 2018 Storefront Challenge – a citywide contest and exhibition that recognizes Philly's best storefront facade improvement projects.

Registration Link: https://storefrontchallenge2018.eventbrite.com
Cost: $10 in advance, $20 at door

4:00pm

Surface Imaging Workshops & Open Studio
As the only program of its kind, the Surface Imaging program at Thomas Jefferson University offers a unique graduate design education by viewing anything and everything as the canvas through the utilization of a variety of digital and traditional printing technologies. The MSSI Program in Surface Imaging will host hands-on demos, tours, and program discussions with current students, faculty, and department heads in the labs of Jefferson's Center for Excellence In Surface Imaging. With Surface Imaging, you can print on virtually any surface imaginable: bring home a custom-made digitally printed item with the help of our faculty and staff!

5:00pm

Ilse Crawford
Ilse Crawford on Design and the Stuff of Everyday Life
Renowned furniture and environment designer Ilse Crawford describes her practice as “creating environments where humans feel comfortable; public spaces that make people feel at home; and homes that are habitable and make sense for the people who live in them.” As part of the Wolf Humanities Center's 2018-19 Forum on Stuff, Ilse Crawford reflects upon how these products have an impact on our lives and spaces, and how, as they shift from one space to another, they also constitute a form of everyday and aestheticized stuff.
Ilse Crawford is a designer, academic and creative director with a simple mission to put human needs and desires at the centre of all that she does. As founder of Studioilse, together with her multi-disciplinary, London-based team, she brings her philosophy to life. This means creating environments where humans feel comfortable; public spaces that make people feel at home and homes that are habitable and make sense for the people who live in them. It means designing furniture and products that support and enhance human behaviour and actions in everyday life. It means restoring the human balance in brands and businesses that have lost their way. As founder of the department of Man and Wellbeing at the Design Academy Eindhoven, her mission extends to nurturing a new generation of students to always question why and how their work improves the reality of life.

Registration Link: https://wolfhumanities.upenn.edu/events/ilse-crawford
Cost: FREE

Wednesday October 10, 2018 5:00pm - 6:30pm
International House of Philadelphia 3701 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia 19104

5:00pm

meet us on 38!
DesignPhiladelphia 2018
Start your night with us and enjoy  some colorful cocktails + decadent hors d’oeuvres!
tour + explore
Join us for the view...our newest  designer showroom is 38 floors up!
See the latest furniture solutions  designed and engineered to meet  the changing needs of the workplace, education and healthcare markets.

Cost: FREE

5:30pm

Designer Spotlight: Shannon Maldonado, Owner/Operator of YOWIE
Haworth Designer Spotlight Shannon Maldonado, Owner Operator of YOWIE - #HaworthDPDesignerTalks
We understand design can influence and make an impact in our communities and built environment. So this year, in part with Haworth (best known for commercial furniture around the world), we are introducing short talks from emerging/women designers at the Haworth Designer Talks Space in BOK's Girls Gym. The short talk is meant to connect festival attendees with local rock stars of the design community in an intimate setting to share their inspiration, process, and work. 
Tonight meet Shannon Maldonado, founder of YOWIE, a home and life shop focused on curating small collections from friends, independent artists, and designers. Based above a bustling little corner of the Italian Market in South Philadelphia.

Cost: FREE

Wednesday October 10, 2018 5:30pm - 6:15pm
BOK - Exhibition Gallery, Haworth Corner 1901 S. 9th Street, Philadelphia 19148

6:00pm

Contemporary Design Conversations
Join us for two talks with contemporary designers that break boundaries and inspire new ways of thinking. At 6:00pm, the co-founders of the Rational Dress Society talk about their work at the intersection of body, identity, fashion, and radical politics.Then, at 7:30pm, co-founders of Philly-based women's health startup Lia discuss their new environmentally-friendly flushable pregnancy test alongside Meg Crane, the designer of the 1970s original home pregnancy test.

Cost: $0 after PWYW admission

6:00pm

Tessellations in Architecture - A Design Dialogue
Ballinger will host a design dialogue on tessellations in architecture, from theoretical mathematical concepts, to their application in architectural and interior design, to practical considerations related to production and installation. Ballinger architect and associate Andrew Sniderman, AIA will share his research into tessellations and his definition of a new system related to mathematical dissections, called a dissection tiling system. Chris Stulpin, Chief Creative Officer for Tarkett North America, will share a case study of translating a tessellation concept into a sustainable product that gives designers options while reducing waste.
Andrew Sniderman is an architect at Ballinger, a Philadelphia architecture, engineering and interior design practice, where he has worked on projects for Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and American University. He recently presented his research on tessellations at the Bridges Conference, an annual conference on mathematical connections in art, music, architecture, education, and culture. Prior to joining Ballinger, he was an associate at Ennead Architects in New York, where he was a member of the design team for Stanford University’s Bing Concert Hall.
Chris Stulpin is the Chief Creative Officer for Tarkett North America, a division of Tarkett. In this role, Chris leads the design, product management, marketing and project management teams, driving the company’s innovation roadmap and customer experience journey. As a leader of Design Thinking initiatives for Tarkett, Chris completed studies at the Paris School of Architecture’s D School and led the Tarkett executive leadership team in Design Thinking fundamentals in conjunction with the DesignThinkers Academy in Amsterdam. He also completed studies in innovation at the London Business School. Chris is a member of thought-leadership communities including the Design Futures Council, IIDA Industry Roundtable, Contract Forum and Trend Union. His prior experience includes designing ad campaigns for Barney’s NY and Giorgio Armani.

Registration Link: https://ballinger.ticketleap.com/tessellations/
Cost: FREE

Wednesday October 10, 2018 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Ballinger 833 Chestnut Street Suite 1400 , Philadelphia 19107

6:00pm

Laurel Hill Cemetery Future Lighting Plan + Kickoff Reception
Laurel Hill Cemetery, a National Historic Landmark founded in 1836, is welcoming members of the public to preview our newly designed future lighting plan. The Lighting Practice is helping to provide Laurel Hill with a lighting design meant to highlight the architectural and artistic features of the cemetery. A small-scale version of Laurel Hill’s new lighting plan will be on display as part of DesignPhiladelphia, and will be visible to the public from Kelly Drive from October 4th to October 12th.
A kickoff reception will be held on October 4th beginning at 7pm. Guests can enjoy refreshments in our beautiful Medallion Garden, before being invited on a special twilight tour to view the new lighting, some of our most noteworthy Victorian monuments, and the final resting places of our famous “permanent residents.”
Laurel Hill is America's first National Historic Landmark Cemetery, boasting art, architecture, nature and stunning river views. This final resting place of numerous historic notables is open daily with free admission for self-guided tours or recreation. Joggers, dog walkers, bicyclists and photographers are welcome. Unique public tours and events are offered throughout the year, with all proceeds benefitting the preservation and educational mission of Laurel Hill Cemetery. www.thelaurelhillcemetery.org
The Lighting Practice transforms ordinary spaces into places that are extraordinary, captivating and memorable. We accomplish this through careful listening, collaboration and dedication to achieving our clients’ vision. Our history of on-going long-term relationships is due to our team’s ability to understand our clients’ goals and deliver results beyond their expectations.
 

Registration Link: https://thelaurelhillcemetery.org/
Cost: $25

Wednesday October 10, 2018 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Laurel Hill Cemetery 3822 Ridge Avenue, Philadelphia 19132

7:00pm

design.erotic.literary
In conjunction with Biello Martin Studio's . design.erotic . exhibit, Susana Mayer Ph.D., founder, and host of The Erotic Literary Salon will curate readings celebrating the sensuality of objects, textiles and furniture, and our erotic relation to them. Limited seating / Reservations required. 

Registration Link: http://biellomartin.com/contact-us/
Cost: FREE

Wednesday October 10, 2018 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Biello Martin Studio / Kellijane 148 N. 3rd Street, Philadelphia 19106

7:30pm

Contemporary Design Conversations
Join us for two talks with contemporary designers that break boundaries and inspire new ways of thinking. At 6:00pm, the co-founders of the Rational Dress Society talk about their work at the intersection of body, identity, fashion, and radical politics.Then, at 7:30pm, co-founders of Philly-based women's health startup Lia discuss their new environmentally-friendly flushable pregnancy test alongside Meg Crane, the designer of the 1970s original home pregnancy test.

Cost: $0 after PWYW admission

 
Thursday, October 11
 

8:00am

Design Innovation Showcase: Spatial Efficiency
PennPraxis, in collaboration with the Pennovation Center and PennDesign, presents the Design Innovation Showcase at Pennovation for Design Philadelphia 2018, featuring Spatial Efficiency. 
This event will feature a lunchtime lecture on Tuesday, October 9 featuring the groundbreaking work of Masoud Akbarzadeh, Director of the Polyhedral Structures Laboratory (PSL) at PennDesign, located at Pennovation. Dr. Akbarzadeh’s research draws from his background in architectural design, computation, and structural engineering, primarily focusing on Three-Dimensional Graphical Statics, which is a novel geometric method of structural design in three dimensions.  The lecture will be preceded by a short tour of the Pennovation Center and a discussion of the history of the site and building by PennPraxis. 
The Spatial Efficiency exhibit showcasing the work will be on display at the Pennovation Center from Tuesday, October 9 to Thursday, October 11 from 8am to 5pm.
 

Cost: FREE

9:00am

Design is Inclusive & Design Purpose Exhibitions + Common Thread Installation
EXHIBITION: Design is Inclusive
An exhibition highlighting the varied backgrounds of local designers and what proud Philly neighborhood their work or studio reighns from. Festival attendees and our young audience of future designers are encouraged to preview their medium and their stories.
2018 Designers: Nyasha Felder, Shila Griffith, Chitszano Isaac, Diane Litten, Beranrdo Margulis, Roberto Roque, Jeff Rubio, and Christie Sommers
WINDOW DISPLAY + EXHIBITION: Design Purpose
This year's festival campaign is DESIGN PURPOSE: Purpose Beyond Aesthetics. See the festival's poster series that includes statistics of how design will have to make an impact in our world and its cities. Contribute to the Exhibition Gallery by sharing statistics you know, problems design needs to solve, and design solutions.
INSTALLATION: Common Thread
A crowdsourced installation from the volunteers of DesignPhiladelphia, based on our individual journeys and connection and an homage to the early textile industry in Philadelphia.

Cost: FREE

9:00am

Herman Miller's Modern Classic Exhibition
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. 
About Herman Miller:
Herman Miller is a 100-year-old-plus company that places great importance on design, the environment, community service, and the health and well-being of our customers and our employees. Innovative ways to improve the performance of our customers’ organizations have become our hallmark.
Our award-winning furniture and related services and technologies are available through dealers, retailers, and e-commerce websites around the world. Whether your world is an office, a school, a home, or a hospital—and whether you are a customer, an employee, a shareholder, or a member of our community—we work hard to create a better world around you.

Cost: FREE

9:30am

Sustainability in Textiles
Sustainability in Textiles:  The Jefferson Textile Design programs are hosting a two-day symposium on sustainable textiles: from conceptual design through production, manufacturing of the finished product and reuse/repurpose/recycling opportunities. Join invited guests, faculty, staff and students for presentations, discussions and exhibits exploring sustainability in textiles.  @TextileDesignatJefferson #TheThreadStartsHere
Featured speakers Wednesday 10/10:
9am--Laura Sansone "NYS Regional Textiles: The Spirit of Place"
11am--Hemp Black Research Team (Michael Savarie, Isabella Siravo, Lauren McGrath, Regan Marriner) "Hemp: An Eco-Experience"
1pm--Scott Kravet "Kravet: Sustainability in Textiles"
3pm--Manisha Patel "AATCC, Sustainability and Member Benefits"
Featured Speakers Thursday 10/11:
9:30am--Orkan Telhan, Biorealize, "Microbes Meet Forward-thinking Fashion"
11:30am--Joy Alaoui, MTL, "“Sustainability:  the realities an American specialty weaving mill faces striving to achieve both definitions of the word”
 
 

Cost: FREE

11:00am

Touched by Design - Public Showing
The exhibit, open for public viewing from Oct. 9th through Oct. 13th from 11-6pm at Minima's two Old City locations, features work from local ceramicist Teresa Chang, as well as designs from Italian design house, Minotti.
Minotti's exquisite 2018 collection, A Tale of an Infinite Present, will be exhibited in Minima's 131 N. 3rd Street showroom.

Cost: FREE

Thursday October 11, 2018 11:00am - 6:00pm
Minima 131 N. 3rd Street 118 N. 3rd Street, Philadelphia 19106

12:00pm

*SENSORY DESIGN - American Studio Furniture and Ceramics: Surface and Texture
American Studio Furniture and Ceramics: Surface and Texture is an exhibition of woodwork and ceramics that focuses on the tactile sense through the manipulation of surface and texture.  The woodwork featured there is by George Nakashima, Wharton Esherick, David Ebner, Sam Maloof, John Eric Byers and Miriam Carpenter. The ceramics are by Estelle Halper, Ira Winarsky, Toshiko Takaezu, Don Reitz and Peter Voulkos. 

Registration Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sensory-design-philadelphia-design-district-crawl-tickets-49114745526
Cost: FREE

Thursday October 11, 2018 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Moderne Gallery 111 N. 3rd Street, Philadelphia 19106

3:00pm

Carly Kusy: Handwoven Apparel & Textiles
Carly Kusy's work is a synthesis of SAORI free hand weaving, her nostalgia for the past and a desire to design within a more sustainable model. Each one-of-a-kind piece is lovingly handwoven on a SAORI loom in Philadelphia, PA. She intertwines her love of handwork, bold color & pattern with simple silhouettes that are versatile and timeless so that the beauty and humanity of the fabric can shine. Her work is an exploration of the movement of color and our connection to the creative subconscious.

In staying true to the ethos of slow fashion, fabric is cut, and constructed utilizing zero waste garment construction techniques and finished by hand. Carly aims to create pieces that exemplify quality and originality so that they may be unique and lasting pieces in your wardrobe for years to come.

Cost: $

Thursday October 11, 2018 3:00pm - 7:00pm
Bok 1901 S. 9th St, Philadelphia 19148

3:00pm

DesignPhiladelphia Exhibition Gallery
The Girls Gym at Bok will transform into the DesignPhiladelphia Exhibit Gallery and will be open for guests:
Wed. October 3, 2018 -- For Kick Off Party Attendees Only.  The Kick Off Party Ticket includes a 4:15pm Keynote Talk by Paula Scher, Pentagram, the Girls Gym, Hallway Exhbits, and the Bok Bar Rooftop.  Plenty of food and beverages are included.  Buy your tickets here.
Thurs. October 4, 2018 -- 3-7pm.
Fri. October 5, 2018 -- 3-7pm
Mon. October 8, 2018 through Thurs. October 11, 2018 -- 3-7pm
Fri. October 12, 2018 -- 3-9pm during BOK NIGHT -- several businesses and programs are throughout the building.  Check the Schedule for Specifics.
The Following Exhibits will be on display in the Girls Gym.
  • Best in Design Competition Exhibition.  See the Best in Design Winner and Finalists here (annoucement on September 20, 2018).  
  • Jefferson Departments: Fashion Design and Architecture Departments
  • University of the Arts School of Design
  • Haworth Presents the Designer Talks + Spotlight shining a light on emerging design stars here in Philadelphia.
  • Temple University -- Show of Faculty Work from the Architecture and Graphic Design Departments
  • Mexican Cultural Center, Mexican General Consulate, and NextFab present a collaborative project with Mexico City architects and industrial designers, Mecate Studio
  • University of Pennsylvania Intergrated Product Design Program
  • Gensler Architecture
  • Milder Furniture Design 
  • Budmen Industries 
  • BOK Tenants: Stover Ceramics, G. Kellum, MacGregor-Art, Remark Studio, Lobo Mau, Caitlin McCormack

Cost: FREE

Thursday October 11, 2018 3:00pm - 7:00pm
Bok - Girls Gym, 1st Floor 1901 S. 9th Street, Philadelphia 19148

3:00pm

Groundswell Lounge
The Groundswell Lounge at Bok will activate a corridor just above the main entrance to the Bok Building, giving this area a more defined sense of place that visitors can relax, work and socialize in. Designed with an eclectic mix of lounge, studio and vintage furniture, the Groundswell Lounge will create a comfortable space embellished with some of Groundswell's signature greenery. 
Groundswell Design Group is a full service design firm specializing in placemaking, public space and hospitality. Our projects range in scale from large public parks, land art installations, restaurants and distilleries, to intimate cafés and pop-up activations. Each project's process is specially tailored to the site, drawing inspiration from the surrounding landscape, neighborhood and community to create a unique lifestyle and atmosphere. 
 

Cost: FREE

Thursday October 11, 2018 3:00pm - 7:00pm
BOK, 2nd Floor 1901 S. 9th Street, Philadelphia

3:00pm

Haworth Designer Talks Space + Spotlights
Join Haworth, a globally known manufacturer of office furnishings, at BOK for an experiential installation and intimate setting for short talks featuring new trends of the trade and hearing from local emerging, women designers. Designer Spotlights will focus on the stories of designers, their craft, and their process. Get a chance to listen and meet to these power houses, and enjoy #HaworthDPDesignerTalks at 5:30pm nightly!
Designer Talks + Spotlights Schedule:
October 4, Thursday (5:30-6:15PM): Designer Spotlight Karina Puente, Karina Puente Arts 
October 8, Monday (5:30-6:15PM): Designer Spotlight Latasha Hall, Lillie Couture
October 9, Tuesday (Starts 5:30PM): 2018 Trends from Milan Design Week Presented by Nicole Carville of Haworth + Royce Epstein of Mohawk Group
October 10, Wednesday (5:30-6:15PM): Designer Spotlight Shannon Maldonado, Owner/Operator, YOWIE
October 11, Thursday (Starts 5:30PM): Scrap Culture: Sustainable Design Practices in a World of Waste Presented by Royce Epstein of Mohawk Group
 
 

Cost: FREE

Thursday October 11, 2018 3:00pm - 7:00pm
BOK, Girls Gym - Exhibition Gallery 1901 S. 9th Street, Philadelphia 19148

3:00pm

Mexico City - Philadelphia Collaboration: Mecate Studio + NextFab
Mexico City is the World Design Capital in 2018 and DesignPhiladelphia is partnering with NextFab, the Mexican Cultural Center and Mexican General Consulate here in Philadelphia to bring two designers from Mexico City to design and make a special, custom item to be on display during the DesignPhiladelphia Festival. Mecate Studio, an architecture and industrial design firm, led by Sebastian Monjaras and Abraham Buenrosto have traveled to Philadelphia to partner with NextFab to design and fabricate a special item for DesignPhiladelphia.
Mecate Studio will spend almost two weeks working at NextFab and are focused on collaborating to create an object to display at Bok in the DesignPhiladelphia exhibit gallery. 
“As a maker space, our passion and our mission is to help people use their creativity and make things – whether it’s their hobby or their business. We welcome the opportunity to make a special connection with designers in Mexico City and to learn how they use making and fabrication in their architectural and industrial design business.” Eric Kaplan, NextFab.
The collaboration with the Consulate of Mexico in Philadelphia and the Mexican Cultural Center was key to make the connection between Philadelphia and Mexico City designers possible. Both, the Consulate of Mexico and the Mexican Cultural Center, are highly committed to the promotion of Mexican avant-garde culture and arts in the Philadelphia region. For this reason, “the collaboration with DesignPhiladelphia and NextFab during the Philadelphia Design Week is extremely important to continue building bridges of understanding that facilitates the exchange of innovative ideas. In that sense, Mecatestudio’s work is an example of Mexico’s modern and innovative design which is conquering the world”, said Consul of Mexico in Philadelphia, Alicia Kerber-Palma.

Cost: FREE

3:00pm

made at bok shop
Made at BOK hosts a pop-up shop for the season featuring ceramics, jewelry, body products and more that are all made right here. Participating vendors invite the public to enjoy shopping and learning more about the creative and talented Philadelpha-based artists, designers, makers and others who operate in the BOK Building.

Cost: FREE

Thursday October 11, 2018 3:00pm - 9:00pm
made at bok shop BOK Room 507 1901 S. 9th Street, Philadelphia 19148

4:00pm

Design Thinking Philadelphia Open House
Compete 360 is the home of Design Thinking Philadelphia--an initiative that unites innovation-minded school teachers with the training, curricula, resources, and support to guide students along a journey that begins with identifying and framing a problem and culminates in students presenting their design process and solution to a professional jury.

Thursday October 11, 2018 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Oxford Mills 100 W. Oxford Street, Philadelphia 19122

4:00pm

Fishtown / Kensington Design Crawl
As the oldest design festival of its kind in the country, DesignPhiladelphia highlights the work of thousands of local designers, architects, and creative professionals to demonstrate Philadelphia’s reemergence as a 21st century city shaped by thoughtful design, collaborative business practices, and community engagement.

Thursday October 11, 2018 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Fishtown / Kensington Neighborhoods

4:00pm

USA Architects Open House
Founded in 1985, USA’s designs inspire community, creating impactful environments where people learn, work, and play. The firm offers architectural, interior and planning services within Government, Justice, K-12, Higher Education, Science and Technology, Commercial and Corporate markets.

5:00pm

AGRITECTURE: Blurring the Line Between Farm and City
Register Here
Join Erdy McHenry Architecture for our annual DesignPhiladelphia celebration!
As the world population is set to approach 10 billion by 2050, humanity reckons with an agricultural infrastructure that is not only insufficient - but also wasteful, polluting, and prone to drought and famine. 
Agritecture explores the inevitable assimilation of two worlds through aspiration, investigation and execution: from forward-thinking greenhouses in Ohio to sky-scraper farms in the UK.
Join us for a lively panel discussion with featured speaker Dickson Despommier and urban farmers at Philly Microgreens, as we examine food security issues from agro to agora followed by a cocktail reception with our guests and panelists.
This event is free and open to everyone, register at www.EMAgritecture.com 

Cost: FREE

Thursday October 11, 2018 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Erdy McHenry Architecture 915 N Orianna St, Philadelphia 19123

5:30pm

Haworth Designer Talks Scrap Culture: Sustainable Design Practices in a World of Waste:
Special Lecture in the Haworth Designer Talks Space - #HaworthDPDesignerTalks
Scrap Culture: Sustainable Design Practices in a World of Waste
Presented by Royce Epstein of Mowhawk Group

Cost: FREE

Thursday October 11, 2018 5:30pm - 6:15pm
BOK, Girls Gym 1901 S. 9th Street, Philadelphia 19148

6:00pm

Cloud Gehshan Open House
Cloud Gehshan is an internationally recognized environmental graphic design firm that undertakes projects in identity and placebranding, interpretive and interactive communication, signage, and wayfinding. Staff members have backgrounds in industrial design, graphic design, and architecture.
We invite you to tour our studio in Old City. Get acquainted with environmental graphic design, learn about our work and meet the designers. Refreshments will be served. 

Cost: FREE

Thursday October 11, 2018 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Cloud Gehshan Studio 400 Market Street Suite 300, Philadelphia 19106

6:00pm

From Denmark to the World - Imola Anniversary Party
Celebrate the 10th anniversay of the iconic Imola armchair designed in Denmark by Henrik Pedersen. Receive 15% off purchases this evening only!* Dress to impress and have yourself sketched in the Imola chair by local designer, Katrina Griffin. Enter a raffle to win a custom painted dining chair by Philadelphia artist, Denise Fike. Proceeds from the sketches and raffle will go to The Journal Journey charity. Cocktails and h'ordeuvres will be served.
*Restrictions apply.

Cost: Free entry. $20 for sketch and raffle.

Thursday October 11, 2018 6:00pm - 8:00pm
BoConcept Philadelphia 1719 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia 19103

6:00pm

Future Architecture: Episode 1 - The Parametric Menace
The parametric design process, virtual reality, and an integrated 3D process are revolutionizing the way buildings are made. For this DesignPhiladelphia 2018 event, we will use the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art, established by film creator and director George Lucas, to explore the future of design through the eyes of both the creator and the viewer. Join us for a futuristically themed evening where Brendan Mullins, Associate at Stantec Architecture in Los Angeles, will discuss how technology is changing the way we communicate and think about design. Learn how the use of various technologies, specifically parametric design and virtual reality, have impacted all phases of a project, from conceptual design through the methods of delivery to the contractors. 

Registration Link: https://stantec.ticketleap.com/future-architecture-episode-1---the-parametric-menace/
Cost: FREE

6:00pm

The Rail Park Tour with Cloud Gehshan, Studio Bryan Hanes and Urban Sign
Philadelphia's long-awaited Rail Park brings a creative green space to an industrial neighborhood, with spectacular views of the city skyline.
We invite you to spend the evening with the design team to tour the completed first phase and learn about the history of the site, initial planning and concepts developed for the park, challenges the team faced and how they were overcome, and the vision for the future of the park.
The talk and tour will begin at 6pm at the interpretive wall. Event is rain or shine. In the event of thunderstorms, we will relocate to Bryan Hanes studio.

Cost: FREE

Thursday October 11, 2018 6:00pm - 8:00pm
The Rail Park 1300 Noble Street, Philadelphia 19123

6:00pm

Laurel Hill Cemetery Future Lighting Plan + Kickoff Reception
Laurel Hill Cemetery, a National Historic Landmark founded in 1836, is welcoming members of the public to preview our newly designed future lighting plan. The Lighting Practice is helping to provide Laurel Hill with a lighting design meant to highlight the architectural and artistic features of the cemetery. A small-scale version of Laurel Hill’s new lighting plan will be on display as part of DesignPhiladelphia, and will be visible to the public from Kelly Drive from October 4th to October 12th.
A kickoff reception will be held on October 4th beginning at 7pm. Guests can enjoy refreshments in our beautiful Medallion Garden, before being invited on a special twilight tour to view the new lighting, some of our most noteworthy Victorian monuments, and the final resting places of our famous “permanent residents.”
Laurel Hill is America's first National Historic Landmark Cemetery, boasting art, architecture, nature and stunning river views. This final resting place of numerous historic notables is open daily with free admission for self-guided tours or recreation. Joggers, dog walkers, bicyclists and photographers are welcome. Unique public tours and events are offered throughout the year, with all proceeds benefitting the preservation and educational mission of Laurel Hill Cemetery. www.thelaurelhillcemetery.org
The Lighting Practice transforms ordinary spaces into places that are extraordinary, captivating and memorable. We accomplish this through careful listening, collaboration and dedication to achieving our clients’ vision. Our history of on-going long-term relationships is due to our team’s ability to understand our clients’ goals and deliver results beyond their expectations.
 

Registration Link: https://thelaurelhillcemetery.org/
Cost: $25

Thursday October 11, 2018 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Laurel Hill Cemetery 3822 Ridge Avenue, Philadelphia 19132

6:00pm

Material Mexico
Material Mexico 
October 11, 2018 6PM-9PM
$36/ Adults
$28/ Members
21+ Event
Can craft be an effective antidote against the monotony overtaking the material world? Mexican handcraft, from ceramics, to weaving, to the making of mezcal, is often thought of as a rudimentary artform. However, when we examine Mexican artisanship, a complex story emerges that is shaped by limitless variation of materials and processes.
For example, an Espadin Agave (the species from which most commercially available mezcal is made) is far from a simple plant. It is the bat which pollinated the flower, the earth in which it grew, the multi-year exposure to the elements, and the influences of the plant’s immediate neighbors, such as corn, chili pepper, zucchini, or other agaves. These factors drastically impact the final product, all before fermentation and distillation even begin.
Craft has the potential to reveal the unique fingerprints of the processes and the people behind it. With Material Mexico we will dive into Mexican craft and give it a chance to speak about its origins, scars, and potential.

Material Mexico will feature a casual conversation lead by guest speaker Salvador Periban, who will share one-of-a kind mezcal samples. Each guest will receive a handblown mezcal copita from Studio Xaquixe in Oaxaca, Mexico to take home. Additional mezcal will be provided by Philadelphia’s own Dock-Street Spirits. Light refreshments will be provided by South Philly Barbacoa.
Folk art tours highlighting Mexican artworks installed throughout Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens will also be held during the event. Both Spanish and English-speaking guides will be available.

Registration Link: https://www.phillymagicgardens.org/event/material-mexico/
Cost: $36 regular/$28 members

Thursday October 11, 2018 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Philadelphia's Magic Gardens 1020 South Street, Philadelphia 19147

6:00pm

Sensory Design
About Roche Bobois Founded in Paris in 1960, Roche Bobois is a world leader in furniture design and distribution known for its innovative creations, high quality and European know-how. Each furniture piece is born from a close collaboration between the brand, international designers, and European artisanal workshops.

Thursday October 11, 2018 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Roche Bobois 311 Arch Street, Philadelphia 19106

6:00pm

Herman Miller's Modern Classic Annual Charity Auction
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. The live auction will be hosted by Bunch Auctions. 
About Herman Miller:
Herman Miller is a 100-year-old-plus company that places great importance on design, the environment, community service, and the health and well-being of our customers and our employees. Innovative ways to improve the performance of our customers’ organizations have become our hallmark.
Our award-winning furniture and related services and technologies are available through dealers, retailers, and e-commerce websites around the world. Whether your world is an office, a school, a home, or a hospital—and whether you are a customer, an employee, a shareholder, or a member of our community—we work hard to create a better world around you.

Registration Link: http://events.eventzilla.net/e/herman-millers-modern-classic-charity-auction-2138956566
Cost: FREE

 
Friday, October 12
 

8:00am

Drexel Design Research Symposium 2018: Design and Change
URBN Center ANNEX at 3401 Filbert Street.
Friday October 12, 2018
How does design research create change in health, technology, and the environment? What are the leading-edge models of thought around creating change through design? Today, artists and designers are pursuing work and creative expression that push the boundaries of traditional disciplines requiring interdisciplinary collaborations, the mastery of new technologies, and intensive research to unearth new solutions to practical and aesthetic problems. Join  The Drexel University Westphal College of Media Arts & Design for a symposium that examines the process of change and design through  presentations by  IBM, Cityhealth in Brooklyn, and Healthify in New York, and Ballinger, discussions, and poster presentations at the Westphal College’s award winning facility The URBN Center and The URBN Center Annex.
To register for all or part of the symposium please visit our Eventbrite page:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/design-research-symposium-2018-tickets-49062385917
SYMPOSIUM SCHEDULE:
CHECK IN AND BREAKFAST 8:00-8:15 URBN ANNEX LOBBY  MORNING SESSIONS  PART OF THE DESIGN, HEALTH AND CHANGE SERIES SPONSORED BY
THE SCATTERGOOD FOUNDATION AND THE ALLIANCE OF COMMUNITY SERVICE PROVIDERS
COMMUNITY CENTERED HEALTH CARE
GUEST SPEAKER 8:15-9:30 AM URBN ANNEX SCREENING ROOM
Introduction: Lucy Kerman, Senior Vice Provost Drexel University & David Jones, Commissioner DBHIDS
Melanie Bella, from Cityblock in Brooklyn will discuss their innovative practice in healthcare and health funding. This talk will focus on the challenging current healthcare space and alternate views of funding and agencies. In addition, the speaker will examine the collaboration between state, city government, universities, hospitals, and other private entities. The break-out sessions will use design processes to innovate on this theme. Funded by Alphabet (Google’s VC funding arm) among others, City block fits into the Alphabet mission of unconventional successful practice in health and life sciences, and bringing new creative ideas to market. Using this groundbreaking organization as a model we will examine the next wave of change in breakout sessions following the talk.
NETWORK AND CHAT
NETWORKING BREAK 9:30-10:15 : COFFEE AND SNACKS PROVIDED
PANEL SESSION ON HEALTH AND CHANGE: 10:15-11:30 URBN ANNEX SCREENING ROOM:
EXPERTS FROM HEALTHIFY, DREXEL, AND BALLINGER WITH THE ALLIANCE MODERATING
Introduction: David Jones, Commissioner DBHIDS
Moderated by Alliance Executive Director, Cherie Brummans
The panel will be exploring how we can change the health and human services system by addressing the whole community and using technology and design. Issues and questions related to Barriers to change; Immunity to change and opportunity to change health and health care.
Manik Bhat Co-founder and CEO, Healthify
Loretta Jemmot VP Health & Health Equity, Drexel University
Christina Grimes Ballinger Architects
Kinnari Chandriani Get Healthy Philly
TECHNOLOGY
GENEVIEVE DION: CENTER FOR FUNCTIONAL FABRICS
KEYNOTE SPEAKER AND LUNCH: 12:00PM-1:30 PM URBN ANNEX SCREENING ROOM
GENEVIEVE DION: Design, Technology and Change:
Drexel University Professor to speak on ground breaking functional fabrics and advanced manufacturing. Professor Dion now directs the Center for Functional Fabrics (CFF) at Drexel University and leads with the newly founded Pennsylvania Fabric Discovery Center (PA FDC).  The PA FDC is a regional center affiliated with the Advanced Functional Fabrics of America Manufacturing Innovation Institute (AFFOA) located in Cambridge, MA, aimed at facilitating growth in the advanced fabric space.  Her research group receives funding from NSF, NHI and Keck Futures and AFFOA.
INDUSTRY GUESTS: IBM RESEARCH GROUP
1:30-3:00 URBN Annex Screening Room
Introduced By Kathleen Kingscott:
IBM Vice President For Strategic Partnerships IBM Research
Dr. Vikas C. Raykar, IBM Research
AI for fashion: Data is the new black
Fashion designers and fashion houses usually start conceptualizing and designing products for the new season six months to one year prior to the actual selling season–though in recent times this has been drastically reduced with the emergence of fast-fashion retailers. That’s why for most apparel retailers, and the fashion industry in general, knowing the trends customers would like to wear next season is extremely important. This talk will describe how modern AI based tools  which can understand fashion images and articles can be used to provide a more data-driven approach for trend analysis and forecasting.  Dr. Raykar will also describe some of our recent collaborations with various fashion designers. 

For more details CLICK HERE

 
Dr. Richard Goodwin, IBM Research
Computational Creativity:  AI for Flavor and Fragrance Design
It takes 10 years to fully train a flavorist or master perfumer, through education and apprenticeship. Over their careers, each designer will produce 10s of thousands of formulas as trails, many with sensory results.  We’ve created a system that, like a human apprentice, learns from the work of the masters.   Unlike a human apprentice, the system can learn from 100s of thous

Friday October 12, 2018 8:00am - 5:30pm
URBN Annex 3401 Filbert street, Philadelphia 19104

9:00am

Design is Inclusive & Design Purpose Exhibitions + Common Thread Installation
EXHIBITION: Design is Inclusive
An exhibition highlighting the varied backgrounds of local designers and what proud Philly neighborhood their work or studio reighns from. Festival attendees and our young audience of future designers are encouraged to preview their medium and their stories.
2018 Designers: Nyasha Felder, Shila Griffith, Chitszano Isaac, Diane Litten, Beranrdo Margulis, Roberto Roque, Jeff Rubio, and Christie Sommers
WINDOW DISPLAY + EXHIBITION: Design Purpose
This year's festival campaign is DESIGN PURPOSE: Purpose Beyond Aesthetics. See the festival's poster series that includes statistics of how design will have to make an impact in our world and its cities. Contribute to the Exhibition Gallery by sharing statistics you know, problems design needs to solve, and design solutions.
INSTALLATION: Common Thread
A crowdsourced installation from the volunteers of DesignPhiladelphia, based on our individual journeys and connection and an homage to the early textile industry in Philadelphia.

Cost: FREE

9:00am

Herman Miller's Modern Classic Exhibition
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. 
About Herman Miller:
Herman Miller is a 100-year-old-plus company that places great importance on design, the environment, community service, and the health and well-being of our customers and our employees. Innovative ways to improve the performance of our customers’ organizations have become our hallmark.
Our award-winning furniture and related services and technologies are available through dealers, retailers, and e-commerce websites around the world. Whether your world is an office, a school, a home, or a hospital—and whether you are a customer, an employee, a shareholder, or a member of our community—we work hard to create a better world around you.

Cost: FREE

11:00am

Touched by Design - Public Showing
The exhibit, open for public viewing from Oct. 9th through Oct. 13th from 11-6pm at Minima's two Old City locations, features work from local ceramicist Teresa Chang, as well as designs from Italian design house, Minotti.
Minotti's exquisite 2018 collection, A Tale of an Infinite Present, will be exhibited in Minima's 131 N. 3rd Street showroom.

Cost: FREE

Friday October 12, 2018 11:00am - 6:00pm
Minima 131 N. 3rd Street 118 N. 3rd Street, Philadelphia 19106

12:00pm

*SENSORY DESIGN - American Studio Furniture and Ceramics: Surface and Texture
American Studio Furniture and Ceramics: Surface and Texture is an exhibition of woodwork and ceramics that focuses on the tactile sense through the manipulation of surface and texture.  The woodwork featured there is by George Nakashima, Wharton Esherick, David Ebner, Sam Maloof, John Eric Byers and Miriam Carpenter. The ceramics are by Estelle Halper, Ira Winarsky, Toshiko Takaezu, Don Reitz and Peter Voulkos. 

Registration Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sensory-design-philadelphia-design-district-crawl-tickets-49114745526
Cost: FREE

Friday October 12, 2018 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Moderne Gallery 111 N. 3rd Street, Philadelphia 19106

12:00pm

Elfreth's Alley Designer Show House
The first annual Elfreth's Alley Designer Show House will take place inside the museum itself. Design studio 36 Craven and Millesime showroom will transform this Georgian 'city house' on America's oldest residence street into a 21st century home. Speical partners include The Clay Studio and Meadowsweet. The show runs Friday thru Sunday, October 5 to October 21. Suggested donation of $5 to benefit the Elfreth's Alley Assocation -- a non-profit organization committed to the protection & preservation of this National Historic Landmark. Refreshments will be served opening night, Ocrtober 5th.

Registration Link: https://36craven.ticketleap.com/elfreths-alley-designer-show-hoiuse/
Cost: Suggested $5 donation to the Elfreth's Alley Association

Friday October 12, 2018 12:00pm - 5:00pm
The Elfreth's Alley Museum 124 Elfreth's Alley, Philadelphia 19106

1:00pm

LiDAR in Geodesign, Architecture, Preservation, and Cinema
The 6th Annual Jefferson Geodesign Forum will take place at our East Falls campus on Friday, October 12, 2018.  This year’s event will focus on the role of ground-based LiDAR (Light Detection And Ranging) - or 3D laser scanning - in 3D Modeling for Geodesign, Architecture, Preservation and Cinema. You will hear compelling presentations from practitioners, educators, technologists, and designers who will share examples of their work in architecture, preservation, 3D modeling for geodesign, set design for major motion pictures, live LiDAR demonstrations, and more. As always, we wrap up with a networking social (complementary happy hour) to give everyone a chance to share what they are doing and hear what others are doing in this exciting field. To be held at our state-of-the-art auditorium on the East Falls campus of Jefferson, reachable by public transportation, but also with plenty of free parking. Mark your calendars for Friday, October 12, 2018 from 1:00pm to 5:00pm for the event and 5:00pm to 7:00pm for the networking social. Looking forward to seeing you there.

Registration Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2018-geodesign-forum-lidar-in-geodesign-architecture-preservation-and-cinema-tickets-49863520131?aff=efbeventtix
Cost: FREE

3:00pm

Carly Kusy: Handwoven Apparel & Textiles
Carly Kusy's work is a synthesis of SAORI free hand weaving, her nostalgia for the past and a desire to design within a more sustainable model. Each one-of-a-kind piece is lovingly handwoven on a SAORI loom in Philadelphia, PA. She intertwines her love of handwork, bold color & pattern with simple silhouettes that are versatile and timeless so that the beauty and humanity of the fabric can shine. Her work is an exploration of the movement of color and our connection to the creative subconscious.

In staying true to the ethos of slow fashion, fabric is cut, and constructed utilizing zero waste garment construction techniques and finished by hand. Carly aims to create pieces that exemplify quality and originality so that they may be unique and lasting pieces in your wardrobe for years to come.

Cost: $

Friday October 12, 2018 3:00pm - 7:00pm
Bok 1901 S. 9th St, Philadelphia 19148

3:00pm

Mexico City - Philadelphia Collaboration: Mecate Studio + NextFab
Mexico City is the World Design Capital in 2018 and DesignPhiladelphia is partnering with NextFab, the Mexican Cultural Center and Mexican General Consulate here in Philadelphia to bring two designers from Mexico City to design and make a special, custom item to be on display during the DesignPhiladelphia Festival. Mecate Studio, an architecture and industrial design firm, led by Sebastian Monjaras and Abraham Buenrosto have traveled to Philadelphia to partner with NextFab to design and fabricate a special item for DesignPhiladelphia.
Mecate Studio will spend almost two weeks working at NextFab and are focused on collaborating to create an object to display at Bok in the DesignPhiladelphia exhibit gallery. 
“As a maker space, our passion and our mission is to help people use their creativity and make things – whether it’s their hobby or their business. We welcome the opportunity to make a special connection with designers in Mexico City and to learn how they use making and fabrication in their architectural and industrial design business.” Eric Kaplan, NextFab.
The collaboration with the Consulate of Mexico in Philadelphia and the Mexican Cultural Center was key to make the connection between Philadelphia and Mexico City designers possible. Both, the Consulate of Mexico and the Mexican Cultural Center, are highly committed to the promotion of Mexican avant-garde culture and arts in the Philadelphia region. For this reason, “the collaboration with DesignPhiladelphia and NextFab during the Philadelphia Design Week is extremely important to continue building bridges of understanding that facilitates the exchange of innovative ideas. In that sense, Mecatestudio’s work is an example of Mexico’s modern and innovative design which is conquering the world”, said Consul of Mexico in Philadelphia, Alicia Kerber-Palma.

Cost: FREE

3:00pm

DesignPhiladelphia Exhibition Gallery
The Girls Gym at Bok will transform into the DesignPhiladelphia Exhibit Gallery and will be open for guests:
Wed. October 3, 2018 -- For Kick Off Party Attendees Only.  The Kick Off Party Ticket includes a 4:15pm Keynote Talk by Paula Scher, Pentagram, the Girls Gym, Hallway Exhbits, and the Bok Bar Rooftop.  Plenty of food and beverages are included.  Buy your tickets here.
Thurs. October 4, 2018 -- 3-7pm.
Fri. October 5, 2018 -- 3-7pm
Mon. October 8, 2018 through Thurs. October 11, 2018 -- 3-7pm
Fri. October 12, 2018 -- 3-9pm during BOK NIGHT -- several businesses and programs are throughout the building.  Check the Schedule for Specifics.
The Following Exhibits will be on display in the Girls Gym.
  • Best in Design Competition Exhibition.  See the Best in Design Winner and Finalists here (annoucement on September 20, 2018).  
  • Jefferson Departments: Fashion Design and Architecture Departments
  • University of the Arts School of Design
  • Haworth Presents the Designer Talks + Spotlight shining a light on emerging design stars here in Philadelphia.
  • Temple University -- Show of Faculty Work from the Architecture and Graphic Design Departments
  • Mexican Cultural Center, Mexican General Consulate, and NextFab present a collaborative project with Mexico City architects and industrial designers, Mecate Studio
  • University of Pennsylvania Intergrated Product Design Program
  • Gensler Architecture
  • Milder Furniture Design 
  • Budmen Industries 
  • BOK Tenants: Stover Ceramics, G. Kellum, MacGregor-Art, Remark Studio, Lobo Mau, Caitlin McCormack

Cost: FREE

Friday October 12, 2018 3:00pm - 9:00pm
Bok - Girls Gym, 1st Floor 1901 S. 9th Street, Philadelphia 19148

3:00pm

Groundswell Lounge
The Groundswell Lounge at Bok will activate a corridor just above the main entrance to the Bok Building, giving this area a more defined sense of place that visitors can relax, work and socialize in. Designed with an eclectic mix of lounge, studio and vintage furniture, the Groundswell Lounge will create a comfortable space embellished with some of Groundswell's signature greenery. 
Groundswell Design Group is a full service design firm specializing in placemaking, public space and hospitality. Our projects range in scale from large public parks, land art installations, restaurants and distilleries, to intimate cafés and pop-up activations. Each project's process is specially tailored to the site, drawing inspiration from the surrounding landscape, neighborhood and community to create a unique lifestyle and atmosphere. 
 

Cost: FREE

Friday October 12, 2018 3:00pm - 9:00pm
BOK, 2nd Floor 1901 S. 9th Street, Philadelphia

3:00pm

Haworth Designer Talks Space + Spotlights
Join Haworth, a globally known manufacturer of office furnishings, at BOK for an experiential installation and intimate setting for short talks featuring new trends of the trade and hearing from local emerging, women designers. Designer Spotlights will focus on the stories of designers, their craft, and their process. Get a chance to listen and meet to these power houses, and enjoy #HaworthDPDesignerTalks at 5:30pm nightly!
Designer Talks + Spotlights Schedule:
October 4, Thursday (5:30-6:15PM): Designer Spotlight Karina Puente, Karina Puente Arts 
October 8, Monday (5:30-6:15PM): Designer Spotlight Latasha Hall, Lillie Couture
October 9, Tuesday (Starts 5:30PM): 2018 Trends from Milan Design Week Presented by Nicole Carville of Haworth + Royce Epstein of Mohawk Group
October 10, Wednesday (5:30-6:15PM): Designer Spotlight Shannon Maldonado, Owner/Operator, YOWIE
October 11, Thursday (Starts 5:30PM): Scrap Culture: Sustainable Design Practices in a World of Waste Presented by Royce Epstein of Mohawk Group
 
 

Cost: FREE

Friday October 12, 2018 3:00pm - 9:00pm
BOK, Girls Gym - Exhibition Gallery 1901 S. 9th Street, Philadelphia 19148

3:00pm

made at bok shop
Made at BOK hosts a pop-up shop for the season featuring ceramics, jewelry, body products and more that are all made right here. Participating vendors invite the public to enjoy shopping and learning more about the creative and talented Philadelpha-based artists, designers, makers and others who operate in the BOK Building.

Cost: FREE

Friday October 12, 2018 3:00pm - 9:00pm
made at bok shop BOK Room 507 1901 S. 9th Street, Philadelphia 19148

3:00pm

No Savesies
Klip Collective is a creative studio producing site-specific, articulated light + sound experiences. 

Cost: FREE

Friday October 12, 2018 3:00pm - 9:00pm
Klip Collective 1901 S. 9th Street Studio 303, Philadelphia 19148

4:00pm

BOK NIGHT
BOK is the home for DesignPhiladelphia this year -- join us for BOK NIGHT and come see the following businesses that call BOK their home base all year round.  In addition to the open houses below, IDSA will be presenting their Closer Than We Think Documentary.  The DesignPhiladelphia Exhibition Gallery will be open, as well as the following businesses:
MacGregor-Art
Design Manifest
Bevy of Objects
Firth and Wilson Transport Cycles
Lobo Mau
Made @ Bok Pop-Up Shop
Milder Office Inc.
Klip Collective
Roantree Weaves
JV Collective
Stover Ceramics
Bicyclette Furniture
Remark Glass
Mozilla
Toner Architects + LANDAU Design
Urban Aesthetics
 

Cost: FREE

Friday October 12, 2018 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Bok 1901 S. 9th St, Philadelphia 19148

4:00pm

Art Sphere Inc. Open House
"Inspire. Connect. Transform. Creating a new world of possibilities through art! Founded in 1998, Art Sphere Inc. (ASI) is a Philadelphia-based non-profit, established to teach art to inner-city low-income youth.

Friday October 12, 2018 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Bok 1901 S. 9th St, Philadelphia 19148

4:00pm

Design Crawl at the BOK
MacGregor-Art showcases the work of Marilyn MacGregor, who combines her freehand ink sketches with digital freehand painting for a fresh, bright, colorful, contemporary style, as in her popular series of Philadelphia scenes. Fine art prints in a range of sizes are long-lasting archival quality and cards and gift items are also available.

Friday October 12, 2018 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Bok 1901 S. 9th St, Philadelphia 19148

4:00pm

Design Manifest Open House
Residential design and project management firm.

Friday October 12, 2018 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Bok 1901 S. 9th St, Philadelphia 19148

4:00pm

Fine Jewelry/3D CAD Company
Bevy of Objects is a Philadelphia based Fine Jewelry company specializing in custom jewelry, engagement rings, and 3D CAD Design. Owner Bev Beaulieu, worked in NYC as a Designer for brands such as Alexis Bittar, Ippolita, David Yurman, and Ralph Lauren. At an early age, she would spend every weekend antiquing, which inspired her love of historical

Friday October 12, 2018 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Bok Building 1901 S. 9th Street Room 518, Philadelphia 19148

4:00pm

Firth and Wilson Transport Cycles
Bicycle shop & custom cycle builder

Friday October 12, 2018 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Bok Bike Shop 821 Dudley st, Philadelphia 19148

4:00pm

Gnome Architects LLC
Gnome is an architecture and design firm focused on creating high quality residential projects that merge design solutions with everyday life.

Friday October 12, 2018 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Bok 1901 S. 9th St, Philadelphia 19148

4:00pm

Lobo Mau Clothing and Printing Open House
Lobo Mau is Celebrating it's 10th anniversary this year with an open house PARTY! Come check out printing demos and the newest collection by renowned clothing design duo Nicole and Jordan Haddad.

Friday October 12, 2018 4:00pm - 7:00pm
BOK Suite 501 1901 S 9th St Suite 5, Philadelphia 19148

4:00pm

Milder Office Inc. Open House
At Milder Office, we design and build furniture for work and learning. Our furniture system is highly adaptable and we encourage collaboration with our clients. We work at a hub of local vendors and manufacturers to create sustainable products that last.

Friday October 12, 2018 4:00pm - 7:00pm
BOK Building, Suite 201 1901 South 9th Street, Philadelphia 19148

4:00pm

Open House during Bok Design Crawl
Jewelry Studio

Friday October 12, 2018 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Bok 1901 S. 9th St, Philadelphia 19148

4:00pm

Open Studio
Ann Roantree is a designer-weaver who specializes in the design and weaving of one of a kind and limited edition contemporary handwoven rugs and interior textiles. Ann works with architects, interior designers and with end users. www.roantreeweaves.com

Friday October 12, 2018 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Bok 1901 S. 9th St, Philadelphia 19148

4:00pm

Open Studio Bok Night
Stover Ceramics shares a studio space with two other ceramic artists, Anne Harrison and Chuck Morris, built in an old classroom at BOK. The studio is a working showroom and studio and is the home to the entire making process. There are three wheels and a large kiln as well as custom build furniture and work stations in our light and bright studio.

Friday October 12, 2018 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Bok 1901 S. 9th St, Philadelphia 19148

4:00pm

Owner
BICYCLETTE is a small furniture company based out of Philadelphia, PA. Our solid wood furniture is rooted in timeless & utilitarian design and makes use of materials such as american white oak, brass, steel & leather.

Friday October 12, 2018 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Bok 1901 S. 9th St, Philadelphia 19148

4:00pm

Remark Glass- recycled bottle glass blowing demonstrations
By heating and shaping bottles one at a time, Remark Glass creates blown recycled glass barware, table top and decor. Each piece wears the hand of the craftsperson and the stamp of its mass produced past life proudly. Visit our studio to watch our locally sourced and energy efficient recycled glass blowing process!

4:00pm

Short Form Animation Screening
Mozilla is a non-profit organization that is committed to keeping the Internet a healthy place for everyone. I create short form animations and illustrations to support this mission. Swing by my studio to see a screening of all the different animated content I've created for them so far :)

Friday October 12, 2018 4:00pm - 7:00pm
The Bok, Studio #504 1901 S 9th St, Philadelphia 19148

4:00pm

Toner Architects and LANDAU Design + Technology Open House
Toner Architects is a full service architecture firm founded with one singular goal in mind; collaborate with clients who enjoy the process of design, architecture, and building. LANDAU Design+Technology is a new venture by Chris Landau of OLIN. LANDAU’s mission is to bring parametric design and visualization to a diversity of design firms.

Friday October 12, 2018 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Bok 1901 S. 9th St, Philadelphia 19148

4:00pm

Urban Aesthetics Open House
Showcasing contemporary urban sculpture.

Friday October 12, 2018 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Bok 1901 S. 9th St, Philadelphia 19148

5:30pm

Designer Spotlight: Wale Oyejide, Founder of Ikire Jones
The common thread in this year’s DesignPhiladelphia festival, in our exhibit gallery and the 110+ citywide events, is DESIGN PURPOSE: Purpose beyond Aesthetics. We understand design can influence and make an impact in our communities and built environment, but most especially for our youth and future designers. For this SPECIAL Design Spotlight join us at the BOK Auditorium with Walé Oyéjidé, Esq. Designer and Creative Director for Ikiré Jones.  
Walé Oyéjidé, Esq. is a designer, writer, musician and lawyer that combats bias with creative storytelling. As the founder of Ikiré Jones, he employs fashion design as a vehicle to celebrate the perspectives of marginalized populations. His work has appeared in exhibition and was featured in the Marvel Studios film "Black Panther". He is a TED Fellow, an Open Society Foundation Moving Walls Fellow and a National Geographic Explorer.
Suggested donation of $20 to benefit the Architecture In Education (AIE) , a design education program based out of the Center / Architecture + Design intended to engage Philadelphia public grade school students.
The AIE program, brings an architect, architecture student, and educational materials into K-12 classrooms, allows children to explore how architecture, urban planning, and design impact their daily lives, teaches them the design process, and gives them the opportunity to use their design skills to address a real-world design issue that affects their own liv

Registration Link: https://philadelphiacfa.ticketleap.com/wale-oyejide/
Cost: FREE, Suggested $20 Donation

Friday October 12, 2018 5:30pm - 6:30pm
BOK, Auditorium 1901 S. 9th Street, Philadelphia 19148

6:00pm

Please Do Not Touch: Book Signing and Discussion with Murray Moss and Franklin Getchell
Minima, the pair of luxury furniture galleries in Old City, along with Eileen Tognini, will host American design phenom Murray Moss and Franklin Getchell for a reading and book signing of the recently published memoir, please do not touch (and other things you could not do at the design store that changed design) on Friday October 12th at 6:00 pm. Co-authored with Moss’ life partner Franklin Getchell, the Rizzoli imprint recalls the 18 year love affair the world had with eponymously named MOSS, the Soho design and art emporium. Minima’s Friday evening open house is part of Sensory Design, the event series created by the Philadelphia Design District for DesignPhiladelphia 2018.
For nearly two decades MOSS was the place where design, art, luxury, and society mixed and mingled. Murray Moss, the impresario behind the concept store and managing partner Franklin Getchell, were the leading arbiters of good taste and the new throughout the 1990s and until the shop shuttered in 2012. Mixing high with low – think eighteenth-century porcelain standing inside museum quality, glass vitrines with 21st-century Tupperware – MOSS shifted the design conversation from the galleries of MoMA to a storefront in SoHo, and was singularly responsible for igniting the careers of international design stars such as Tord Boontje, Maarten Baas, Marcel Wanders, Hella Jongerius, and Monica Castiglioni, among others.
Together, but separately, Moss and Getchell spent two years writing from memory, keeping the deep dark secret stuff to a minimum, and editing their two memoirs into one witty and image heavy handbook. The resulting  Please do not touch (and other things you could not do at the design store that changed design) has provided a career intermezzo for the pair, and an inside glance for design aficionados on the world according to MOSS.

Registration Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/please-do-not-touch-book-signing-and-discussion-tickets-49151071177
Cost: FREE

Friday October 12, 2018 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Minima 131 N. 3rd Street 118 N. 3rd Street, Philadelphia 19106

6:00pm

Laurel Hill Cemetery Future Lighting Plan + Kickoff Reception
Laurel Hill Cemetery, a National Historic Landmark founded in 1836, is welcoming members of the public to preview our newly designed future lighting plan. The Lighting Practice is helping to provide Laurel Hill with a lighting design meant to highlight the architectural and artistic features of the cemetery. A small-scale version of Laurel Hill’s new lighting plan will be on display as part of DesignPhiladelphia, and will be visible to the public from Kelly Drive from October 4th to October 12th.
A kickoff reception will be held on October 4th beginning at 7pm. Guests can enjoy refreshments in our beautiful Medallion Garden, before being invited on a special twilight tour to view the new lighting, some of our most noteworthy Victorian monuments, and the final resting places of our famous “permanent residents.”
Laurel Hill is America's first National Historic Landmark Cemetery, boasting art, architecture, nature and stunning river views. This final resting place of numerous historic notables is open daily with free admission for self-guided tours or recreation. Joggers, dog walkers, bicyclists and photographers are welcome. Unique public tours and events are offered throughout the year, with all proceeds benefitting the preservation and educational mission of Laurel Hill Cemetery. www.thelaurelhillcemetery.org
The Lighting Practice transforms ordinary spaces into places that are extraordinary, captivating and memorable. We accomplish this through careful listening, collaboration and dedication to achieving our clients’ vision. Our history of on-going long-term relationships is due to our team’s ability to understand our clients’ goals and deliver results beyond their expectations.
 

Registration Link: https://thelaurelhillcemetery.org/
Cost: $25

Friday October 12, 2018 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Laurel Hill Cemetery 3822 Ridge Avenue, Philadelphia 19132

6:00pm

*SENSORY DESIGN - Nick Kacic Miosic Sculpture
Tommi Mischell - K Gallery Art & Design
Interior Design~Space Planning~Art Consulting
120N 3rd Street Philadelphia PA /19106
www.kgalleryartanddesign.net
e-mail: tommimischell@gmail.com
 
For immediate release:
K gallery Art & Design present work by sculpture Nick Kacic -Miosic as part of the Philadelphia Design District’s Sensory Design exhibit @ Design Philadelphia.
A private Opening reception will be held Saturday, October 6th 6pm-9pm at 120n 3rd street Philadelphia PA/19106.
RSVP required: tommimischell@gmail.com
The exhibition will be curated by Tommi Mischell multidisciplinary artist, designer one of the founder of K Gallery Art & Design. The exhibit will feature Kacic-Miosic sculptures from the serial of sculptures “My beautiful Singer “ and “Blue whisper”.
Special event “Meet and greet with the artist “ will take place Saturday, October 12th from 6pm-9pm.
Nick Kacic- Miosic (1960) is a Croatian- American sculptor coming from 7 generations Croatian noble family Kacic- Miosic, dating from the 13th-century tradition of sculptors in stone media. His work is exquisite because of the juxtaposition of two elements, the train of thought in which his ideas arrive and reflect in his marble and limestone pieces that like liquid emotion stuck in every caving and craves completing an emotional impact emanating passion. In some ways, he had evolved on the longtime stagnant cubist style which has not been embellished on since the time of Archepinko, Henry – Laurens, Picasso. Nick studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art.
He holds an international recognition and had many exhibits in Philadelphia, New York, Paris, London Biennale, Strasbourg. Two of the Nicks sculptures are at permanent exhibition at Museum Sheik Al Zayed in the city of Kairo-Egypt. Nick artwork was reviewed by Neli Rakowsky (former lecturer at Museum St. Petersburg Moskva and lecturer at Metropolitan Museum New York ) and future in Art In America:”Nick Kacic is a hereditary sculptor, working straight in marble with no preliminary clay modeling or puncturing. He possesses a rather strong personality for not just guard ancient tradition at the time when in the art almost nothing left from it but strengthens it with an injection of the harsh attitude and sufficient deformation which leads away from just reproduction of the ancient harmony.”
It is a pleasure to announce that Nick's work will be featured at Salon de Automne -Paris in October 2018. www.nickkacicmiosic.com
It is an honor to be a member of the Philadelphia Design District home of extraordinary people, artist, designers and visionary. philadelphiadesigndistrict.com

Registration Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sensory-design-philadelphia-design-district-crawl-tickets-49114745526
Cost: FREE

6:30pm

SHIFT - An Industrial Feel
Petit Jardin en Ville - Outdoor Living, a modern furniture showroom featuring outdoor furniture design, is pleased to host a cocktail and lecture by SHIFT, an American design manufacturer, on Friday October 12 at 6:30 pm.  Their brand strives to present ideas in furniture and design that blur the line between outdoor and indoor living, liberating conventional boundaries and allowing the freedom to flow from space to space.

Registration Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/petit-jardin-en-ville-presents-shift-an-industrial-feel-tickets-49631359733
Cost: FREE

7:30pm

Closer Than We Think Documentary
Closer Than We Think is a documentary film about the future. From 1958 to 1963, a Sunday comic strip predicted the future. Arthur Radebaugh's Closer Than We Think represents mid-century futurism at its most daring and optimistic.  From autonomous driving cars to wristwatch video phones, Radebaugh's visions of the future heavily influenced iconic shows like The Jetsons and inspired a generation of future innovators with predictions and technologies many of which have become ubiquitous in today's world. View the trailers.       https://www.clindar.net/closerthanwethink

Cost: FREE

Friday October 12, 2018 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Bok 1901 S. 9th St, Philadelphia 19148
 
Saturday, October 13
 

9:00am

Design is Inclusive & Design Purpose Exhibitions + Common Thread Installation
EXHIBITION: Design is Inclusive
An exhibition highlighting the varied backgrounds of local designers and what proud Philly neighborhood their work or studio reighns from. Festival attendees and our young audience of future designers are encouraged to preview their medium and their stories.
2018 Designers: Nyasha Felder, Shila Griffith, Chitszano Isaac, Diane Litten, Beranrdo Margulis, Roberto Roque, Jeff Rubio, and Christie Sommers
WINDOW DISPLAY + EXHIBITION: Design Purpose
This year's festival campaign is DESIGN PURPOSE: Purpose Beyond Aesthetics. See the festival's poster series that includes statistics of how design will have to make an impact in our world and its cities. Contribute to the Exhibition Gallery by sharing statistics you know, problems design needs to solve, and design solutions.
INSTALLATION: Common Thread
A crowdsourced installation from the volunteers of DesignPhiladelphia, based on our individual journeys and connection and an homage to the early textile industry in Philadelphia.

Cost: FREE

9:00am

Herman Miller's Modern Classic Exhibition
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. 
About Herman Miller:
Herman Miller is a 100-year-old-plus company that places great importance on design, the environment, community service, and the health and well-being of our customers and our employees. Innovative ways to improve the performance of our customers’ organizations have become our hallmark.
Our award-winning furniture and related services and technologies are available through dealers, retailers, and e-commerce websites around the world. Whether your world is an office, a school, a home, or a hospital—and whether you are a customer, an employee, a shareholder, or a member of our community—we work hard to create a better world around you.

Cost: FREE

9:30am

Home: Affordable Housing + Cooperative Living Symposium
Following the model of Creative Reaction Lab’s Equity-Centered Community Design Field Guide, Writers Room and Drexel Smart House are embarking on a year-long design process for a writers house—a place that would provide not just room for public programming but a cooperative living home for Drexel students and community residents. The goal is to catalyze other intergenerational houses nearby, creating a network of homeowners and student tenants whose shared interest in writing/storytelling forms the foundation for meaningful cohabitation.
Join us as we begin with the history of development in the Mantua and Powelton neighborhoods as told by our neighbors: a conversation with the Mantua Civic Association, Mount Vernon Manor, People’s Emergency Center, Powelton Village Civic Association, and the Department of History
This event is the first in a series of three public talks + guided writing workshops. (Coffee + lunch provided.) Free, registration required.

Registration Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/home-affordable-housing-cooperative-living-symposium-tickets-49200076754
Cost: $0 Registration Required

Saturday October 13, 2018 9:30am - 2:00pm
Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships 3509 Spring Garden Street, Philadelphia PA

10:00am

Textile Design Open House
Jefferson Textile Design: The thread starts here. In the textile design programs, students turn innovative ideas into printed, woven and knitted products. The proven curriculum marries aesthetic and creative skills with the latest technologies. Close ties to industry partners ensure collaborative, real-world educational experiences.

10:00am

Adult Program: JUMPSUIT with Rational Dress Society
The Fabric Workshop and Museum and the Rational Dress Society invite you to attend a Make-Your-Own-JUMPSUIT workshop and discussion in partnership with DesignPhiladelphia. As participants learn about the history of revolutionary and utopian dress and the current state of the garment industry, they’ll begin the process of cutting and sewing their own JUMPSUITS using a pattern provided by the Rational Dress Society. Attendees will bring their own sewing machines and three yards of non-stretch fabric in a color of their choice. They will learn to read and cut industrial patterns and produce a portion of their own monogarment (with instructions for its completion at home). 
JUMPSUIT is an open source, ungendered monogarment designed to replace all clothes in perpetuity. Represented in 248 sizes, JUMPSUIT is liberated from the signifiers of class, race and gender that inscribe our usual relationship to dress. The members of the Rational Dress Society believe that the rejection of choice might open us up to new possibilities and better ways of living. What if you never had to pick out an outfit again? Come to our workshop and find out!
The Rational Dress Society is a counter-fashion collective founded by Chicago-based designer Abigail Glaum-Lathbury and Los Angeles-based artist Maura Brewer. Together they make JUMPSUIT, the open-source ungendered monogarment to replace all clothes.

Registration Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/adult-program-jumpsuit-with-rational-dress-society-tickets-50280947668
Cost: $85

11:00am

ML Woodworking - Build Your Own Furniture (choose one date/time)
This is a hands on workshop/ lecture and cnc demo.
We will discuss the craft of furniture making today, the process of going from design to reality on a small scale and how technology has changed the industry in recent years.
We will tour the shop and cut out some furniture parts on the cnc machine. 
Working in groups of two or three, participants will mix and match parts, gluing them up to create their own small custom side tables.
We'll draw names out of a hat to see who takes home the tables.
Tickets only necessary if you want to assemble a table.
To register for a Build Your Own Furniture Session, click on the links below:

Cost: $12 advanced $20 at the door

Saturday October 13, 2018 11:00am - 1:00pm
ML Woodworking 3211 Cedar St. , Philadelphia 19134

11:00am

made at bok shop
Made at BOK hosts a pop-up shop for the season featuring ceramics, jewelry, body products and more that are all made right here. Participating vendors invite the public to enjoy shopping and learning more about the creative and talented Philadelpha-based artists, designers, makers and others who operate in the BOK Building.

Cost: FREE

Saturday October 13, 2018 11:00am - 5:00pm
made at bok shop BOK Room 507 1901 S. 9th Street, Philadelphia 19148

11:00am

Touched by Design - Public Showing
The exhibit, open for public viewing from Oct. 9th through Oct. 13th from 11-6pm at Minima's two Old City locations, features work from local ceramicist Teresa Chang, as well as designs from Italian design house, Minotti.
Minotti's exquisite 2018 collection, A Tale of an Infinite Present, will be exhibited in Minima's 131 N. 3rd Street showroom.

Cost: FREE

Saturday October 13, 2018 11:00am - 6:00pm
Minima 131 N. 3rd Street 118 N. 3rd Street, Philadelphia 19106

12:00pm

*SENSORY DESIGN - American Studio Furniture and Ceramics: Surface and Texture
American Studio Furniture and Ceramics: Surface and Texture is an exhibition of woodwork and ceramics that focuses on the tactile sense through the manipulation of surface and texture.  The woodwork featured there is by George Nakashima, Wharton Esherick, David Ebner, Sam Maloof, John Eric Byers and Miriam Carpenter. The ceramics are by Estelle Halper, Ira Winarsky, Toshiko Takaezu, Don Reitz and Peter Voulkos. 

Registration Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sensory-design-philadelphia-design-district-crawl-tickets-49114745526
Cost: FREE

Saturday October 13, 2018 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Moderne Gallery 111 N. 3rd Street, Philadelphia 19106

12:00pm

Elfreth's Alley Designer Show House
The first annual Elfreth's Alley Designer Show House will take place inside the museum itself. Design studio 36 Craven and Millesime showroom will transform this Georgian 'city house' on America's oldest residence street into a 21st century home. Speical partners include The Clay Studio and Meadowsweet. The show runs Friday thru Sunday, October 5 to October 21. Suggested donation of $5 to benefit the Elfreth's Alley Assocation -- a non-profit organization committed to the protection & preservation of this National Historic Landmark. Refreshments will be served opening night, Ocrtober 5th.

Registration Link: https://36craven.ticketleap.com/elfreths-alley-designer-show-hoiuse/
Cost: Suggested $5 donation to the Elfreth's Alley Association

Saturday October 13, 2018 12:00pm - 5:00pm
The Elfreth's Alley Museum 124 Elfreth's Alley, Philadelphia 19106

2:00pm

ML Woodworking - Build Your Own Furniture (choose one date/time)
This is a hands on workshop/ lecture and cnc demo.
We will discuss the craft of furniture making today, the process of going from design to reality on a small scale and how technology has changed the industry in recent years.
We will tour the shop and cut out some furniture parts on the cnc machine. 
Working in groups of two or three, participants will mix and match parts, gluing them up to create their own small custom side tables.
We'll draw names out of a hat to see who takes home the tables.
Tickets only necessary if you want to assemble a table.
To register for a Build Your Own Furniture Session, click on the links below:

Cost: $12 advanced $20 at the door

Saturday October 13, 2018 2:00pm - 4:00pm
ML Woodworking 3211 Cedar St. , Philadelphia 19134

2:00pm

Block Party: Block Printing With Carla Weeks
Design and print your own furoshiki with Carla Weeks! Join us at the Rikumo Concept Store for a special DesignPhiladelphia crash course in the art of block printing designs onto fabric. Led by Philadelphia artist Carla Weeks, students will learn about the history and significance of block printing before trying their hand at printing their own designs. You'll leave with a working knowledge of block printing and functional furoshiki to use and reuse for years to come.

The lecture portion is free and open for the public to attend, but only 16 paid participants will receive hands-on instruction. Snacks and refreshments will be served. Once purchased, tickets are transferable but non-refundable. If you have any questions, please email us at events@rikumo.com

About Carla Weeks: Carla is a British born artist and designer living in Philadelphia, PA. Using pattern as a vehicle to articulate memory, Carla's paintings, textiles, and murals are visual recordings informed by her interactions with both natural landscapes and the built environment. Distilling the color and form experienced in specific geographic locations, Carla aims to create 2-dimensional patterns that communicate a resonating sense of place. 
About Rikumo
Rikumo is a lifestyle brand that celebrates Japanese craftsmanship, design, and aesthetics. Based in Philadelphia, we connect Japanese artisans and craftsmen with an international public that values quality, craftsmanship, and simplicity 
in design. Through our products, we showcase a culture that is unique to Japan but also powers the modern, interconnected world.

Registration Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/block-party-block-printing-with-carla-weeks-tickets-48598774242
Cost: $60 for printing / $0 for lecture

Saturday October 13, 2018 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Rikumo Concept Store 1216 Walnut St., Philadelphia 19107

3:00pm

IN THE ARTIST’S VOICE: RICARDO RIVERA
Collab at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Center for Architecture + Design invite you to meet video and light artist Ricardo Rivera, Creative Director and co-founder of Philadelphia-based Klip Collective, for a public conversation on place-making though art and design. Klip Collective is an experiential art shop that integrates projection lighting and storytelling to create compelling experiences.
$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

Cost: $20

Saturday October 13, 2018 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Perelman Building 2525 Pennsylvania Avenue , Philadelphia 19130

4:00pm

Discovering Design Through Simple Platonic Elements
Studio of Metropolitan Design Architects & Pentimenti Gallery present a hands-on workshop for anyone between the age of 9 and 99 (all children must be accompanied by an adult). Through a kit of parts, which will be provided at the event, participants will discover opportunities by designing a sculpture/model using a limited number of elements, which can be arranged in an infinite number of compositions. Participants will take home their creation. Architects and artists will be present to catalyze the process. 
One kit per attendee 
  • 16”x 16”x ¼”       QTY 1
  • ¼” diam.  X 3”     QTY 4
  • 1” diam.  X 3”      QTY 1
  • ¼” x ¼” x 3”        QTY 12
  • ¼” x 3” x 3”        QTY  6
Directions
Assemble the wood elements in any configuration you see fit.
Hints
  • There are no correct or wrong ways to do this.
  • Discover a form or pattern or . . .  that you find desirable and pleasing.
  • When you are ready, assemble the parts with the glue provided.
  • HAVE FUN!
     
Limited to 30 Participants. Registration Required.

Registration Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/discovering-design-through-simple-platonic-elements-tickets-47558899950
Cost: $20

Saturday October 13, 2018 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Petimenti Gallery 145 N 2nd St., Philadelphia 19106

6:00pm

Laurel Hill Cemetery Future Lighting Plan + Kickoff Reception
Laurel Hill Cemetery, a National Historic Landmark founded in 1836, is welcoming members of the public to preview our newly designed future lighting plan. The Lighting Practice is helping to provide Laurel Hill with a lighting design meant to highlight the architectural and artistic features of the cemetery. A small-scale version of Laurel Hill’s new lighting plan will be on display as part of DesignPhiladelphia, and will be visible to the public from Kelly Drive from October 4th to October 12th.
A kickoff reception will be held on October 4th beginning at 7pm. Guests can enjoy refreshments in our beautiful Medallion Garden, before being invited on a special twilight tour to view the new lighting, some of our most noteworthy Victorian monuments, and the final resting places of our famous “permanent residents.”
Laurel Hill is America's first National Historic Landmark Cemetery, boasting art, architecture, nature and stunning river views. This final resting place of numerous historic notables is open daily with free admission for self-guided tours or recreation. Joggers, dog walkers, bicyclists and photographers are welcome. Unique public tours and events are offered throughout the year, with all proceeds benefitting the preservation and educational mission of Laurel Hill Cemetery. www.thelaurelhillcemetery.org
The Lighting Practice transforms ordinary spaces into places that are extraordinary, captivating and memorable. We accomplish this through careful listening, collaboration and dedication to achieving our clients’ vision. Our history of on-going long-term relationships is due to our team’s ability to understand our clients’ goals and deliver results beyond their expectations.
 

Registration Link: https://thelaurelhillcemetery.org/
Cost: $25

Saturday October 13, 2018 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Laurel Hill Cemetery 3822 Ridge Avenue, Philadelphia 19132

6:30pm

DesignPhiladelphia Closing Reception
Hoffman Design Group hosts the Design Philly closing party at HOT•BED !
 
HOT•BED is a contemporary art gallery in the Jewelers' Row District of Center City that infuses contemporary art, curated by James Oliver, with horticultural installations, designed by Bryan Hoffman. From the moment a visitor steps into the gallery, they are given a full sensory experience.

 
Come network with fellow designers of all industries in the Philadelphia area, eat, drink, mingle, discover. You can also have the opportunity to see HOT•BED's latest exhibit, Garden Bouquet" by local artists, Barbara Sosson & Ian Loring Shiver, before it closes early next month!

 
You can RSVP here: DesignPhiladelphia Closing Party
Hope to see you all there - Saturday, October 13th, 6:30-10pm!

Cost: $

Saturday October 13, 2018 6:30pm - 10:00pm
HOT•BED 723 Chestnut Street 2nd Floor, Philadelphia 19106
 


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