Loading…
DesignPhiladelphia has ended

Sign up or log in to bookmark your favorites and sync them to your phone or calendar.

Product and Industrial Design [clear filter]
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

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 EDT
Hero Digital

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.
__________
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
 

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

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

Friday October 5, 2018 6:00pm - 8:00pm EDT
Philadelphia Center for Architecture + Design

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

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 EDT
Land Collective
 
Saturday, October 6
 

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
 
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

4:00pm EDT

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

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

6:00pm EDT

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 EDT
Bresslergroup
 
Wednesday, October 10
 

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

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
 

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

3:00pm EDT

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 EDT
made at bok shop BOK Room 507 1901 S. 9th Street, Philadelphia 19148

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
 

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

4:00pm EDT

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 EDT
Bok Building

4:00pm EDT

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 EDT
BOK Building, Suite 201

4:00pm EDT

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 EDT
Bok

4:00pm EDT

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!

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

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

6:30pm 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
 

10:00am EDT

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.

Saturday October 13, 2018 10:00am - 1:00pm EDT
Jefferson East Falls Campus

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
 


Twitter Feed