Oh look, a nice little write-up about some of DP08′s design stars in Philadelphia Magazine… Sweet!
Movers and Shapers
This year, hundreds of local designers will host symposia, open studios, installations, parties and exhibits in 90 events from October 16th to 22nd… visit Philadelphia Magazine for the full article and to read features on the folks behind the scenes of DesignPhiladelphia.
A Who’s Who of DesignPhiladelphia
DesignPhiladelphia began in 2005 with a single goal: to create an exhibition to show off the work of students from the city’s seven colleges with design departments — Penn, Drexel, Temple, the University of the Arts, Moore College, the Art Institute and Philadelphia University. But then word got out. And what started as a small project turned into a citywide design extravaganza, with 50 different participants — architects, interior designers, retailers, product designers — jubilant to show their work, meet other designers, talk about design, just be in the vicinity of Philly’s design scene. Last year, some 160,000 people attended the festival’s 63 (mostly free) events. This year, hundreds of local designers will host symposia, open studios, installations, parties and exhibits in 90 events from October 16th to 22nd. Even for Philadelphians oblivious to design, the festival will be hard to miss. The theme is, not surprisingly, green — “Down to Earth” — and there will be at least one installation outside on Broad Street — actually on the street. “We expect double or triple the audience this year,” says DesignPhiladelphia project manager Beth Van Why. “Which is great for the designers, who want to show off what they do and finally have a chance to, even though no client is paying them.” — Roxanne Patel Shepelavy, Photography by Trevor Dixon
Patrycja Doniewski, Qb³
Eugenie Perret, Minima
Beth Miller, Community Design Collaborative
Hilary Jay, DesignPhiladelphia and the Design Center, Philadelphia University
Beth Van Why, DesignPhiladelphia and The University of the Arts
Nick Berardi, Richard Nicholas Salon
Kerry and Sonali Polite, Polite Design
Ashley Gehman, Anthropologie
Warren Muller and R.J. Thornburg, Bahdeebahdu
Kevin Derrick, M.O.N.A.
Jaime and Isaac Salm, MIO Culture
Lewis Wexler, Wexler Gallery
Peter Bressler and Michael Flanagan, Bresslergroup
Rachel Zimmerman, InLiquid