DesignPhiladelphia 2017 Celebrates Local and World Renowned Designers

By Sharon Leshner on Aug 18, 2017

DesignPhiladelphia 2017 Celebrates Local and World Renowned Designers BDDW founder, Tyler Hays, and Cappellini creative director, Guilio Cappellini to present programs Philadelphia, PA – August 18, 2017 – The 2017 DesignPhiladelphia Festival, October 5-14, 2017, highlights some of the best designers Philadelphia has to offer, while also celebrating some of the world’s greatest designers. Tyler Hays of BDDW is both. His company, BDDW, is a world-renowned furniture design company with its headquarters right here in Fishtown. Millésimé, an Old City staple, is bringing Guilio Cappellini to highlight the Italian furniture company’s work, and also to moderate a discussion with local... Read Full Story

Fast Forward >> Philly: Open Call for Presenters

By Tiffany Mercer-Robbins on Jun 8, 2017

Fast Forward >> Philly: Open Call for Presenters Fast Forward >> Philly , now in its sixth year, offers a lineup of rapid-fire presentations consisting of 20 slides, 20 seconds each, delivered in front of an audience of design and Philadelphia enthusiasts. This year’s event will be held on the evening of Friday, October 13, at the Center for Architecture + Design (1218 Arch St.) We invite all manner of civic visionaries to answer the open call for presenters, and submit 5 images and your take on What’s Next for Philly? In 200 words or less to by Friday, August 25. For more information about the event,... Read Full Story

Open Call for Furniture Designers, Artists, and Makers

By Sharon Leshner on Feb 17, 2017

BACKGROUND Bok Bar is located on the 8th floor of the historic Bok building in South Philadelphia. The vast northfacing roof terrace has unobstructed views across Philadelphia, and one of the most breathtaking sunsets in the city. The bar began life in 2015 as a temporary pop-up bar, Le Bok Fin, which marked the beginning of Bok’s new life as a center for creativity in Philadelphia. During 2016 the bar was reincarnated under it’s permanent identity as Bok Bar, supported by permanent infrastructures including a new deck, canopy, internal and external serving bars, kitchen and new lighting. The new additions... Read Full Story