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Wednesday, October 3
 

8:00am EDT

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 EDT
Bok
 
Thursday, October 4
 

9:00am EDT

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

Thursday October 4, 2018 9:00am - 5:00pm EDT
Center for Architecture and Design

6:00pm EDT

"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

Thursday October 4, 2018 6:00pm - 8:00pm EDT
Lucas Alexander Collection

6:00pm EDT

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.
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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 EDT
Humanscale Philadelphia Showroom
 
Friday, October 5
 

12:00pm EDT

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 5, 2018 12:00pm - 9:00pm EDT
The Elfreth's Alley Museum

5:30pm EDT

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 EDT
Minnow Lane

6:00pm EDT

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 EDT
The Center for Art in Wood

6:00pm EDT

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 EDT
36 Craven

6:00pm EDT

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.

Friday October 5, 2018 6:00pm - 9:00pm EDT
bulthaup studio + LEMA studio

6:00pm EDT

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 EDT
Millesime
 
Saturday, October 6
 

11:00am EDT

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

Saturday October 6, 2018 11:00am - 2:00pm EDT
Temple University Architecture Building

12:00pm EDT

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 EDT
The Elfreth's Alley Museum

6:00pm EDT

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

Saturday October 6, 2018 6:00pm - 9:00pm EDT
Philadelphia Design District

6:00pm EDT

*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 EDT
Parisa Rugs & Décor

6:00pm EDT

*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

Saturday October 6, 2018 6:00pm - 9:00pm EDT
Tommi Mischell - K Gallery Art & Design

6:00pm EDT

*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 EDT
Minima

6:00pm EDT

*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 EDT
Society Hill Kitchens
 
Sunday, October 7
 

12:00pm EDT

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

Sunday October 7, 2018 12:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
The Elfreth's Alley Museum
 
Tuesday, October 9
 

11:00am EDT

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 EDT
Minima

5:30pm EDT

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

Tuesday October 9, 2018 5:30pm - 8:00pm EDT
MakeOffices
 
Wednesday, October 10
 

9:00am EDT

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

Wednesday October 10, 2018 9:00am - 4:00pm EDT
Jefferson East Falls Campus

11:00am EDT

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 EDT
Minima

11:45am EDT

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 EDT
Center for Architecture and Design

5:00pm EDT

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

5:00pm EDT

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

Wednesday October 10, 2018 5:00pm - 8:00pm EDT
Global Furniture Group

6:00pm EDT

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 EDT
Ballinger 833 Chestnut Street Suite 1400 , Philadelphia 19107
 
Thursday, October 11
 

9:30am EDT

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

Thursday October 11, 2018 9:30am - 12:30pm EDT
Jefferson East Falls Campus

11:00am EDT

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 EDT
Minima

4:00pm EDT

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.

Thursday October 11, 2018 4:00pm - 7:00pm EDT
USA Architects, Planners + Interior Designers, PA

6:00pm EDT

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

Thursday October 11, 2018 6:00pm - 9:30pm EDT
Center for Architecture and Design
 
Friday, October 12
 

8:00am EDT

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 EDT
URBN Annex

11:00am EDT

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 EDT
Minima

12:00pm EDT

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 EDT
The Elfreth's Alley Museum

4:00pm EDT

Design Manifest Open House
Residential design and project management firm.

Friday October 12, 2018 4:00pm - 7:00pm EDT
Bok

4:00pm EDT

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 EDT
Bok

4:00pm EDT

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 EDT
Bok

6:00pm EDT

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 EDT
Minima

6:00pm EDT

*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

Friday October 12, 2018 6:00pm - 9:00pm EDT
Tommi Mischell - K Gallery Art & Design

6:30pm EDT

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

Friday October 12, 2018 6:30pm - 8:30pm EDT
Petit Jardin en Ville - Outdoor Living
 
Saturday, October 13
 

9:30am EDT

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

11:00am EDT

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 EDT
ML Woodworking

11:00am EDT

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 EDT
Minima

12:00pm EDT

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 EDT
The Elfreth's Alley Museum

2:00pm EDT

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 EDT
Rikumo Concept Store
 


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