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What's New at Cherry Street Pier?

Tons and tons of installations!
21 Sep 2023
DP Festival

Ann T. Dinh

Ann T Dinh’s Đậm Đà is a semi-handcrafted ceramic set that has multiple levels in its design, indicating both the ingredients needed and the approximate measurements, along with being a means of serving a dish – in this case, Phở. Its overall framework can adapt to variations of a recipe, to different recipes, and different cultures. Handcrafted but utilizing modern 3D printing technology, this duality is a reflection of its users, who have to navigate a duality of identity in their everyday lives.

The Bridge Lounge - BRDG Studios + One Hundred Ninth

The Bridge Lounge is an interactive installation projection mapping responsive graphics on to Ba Tables from One Hundred Ninth’s Graham Kelman Collection. The concept & design features the intersection and application of their multidisciplinary Design, Fabrication and Creative Technology teams.  The end result? A place to relax and be immersed in engaging play for festival attendees of all ages.

Westphal Makes – Drexel University

Westphal Makes represents the community of artists and designers at the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design situated within Drexel University. Situated within custom shelving, this pop-up gallery showcases students, alumni, faculty, and staff from the disciplines of Product Design, Photography, Music Industry, Design and Merchandising, Fashion Design, Graphic Design, Urban Planning, Interior Design, Architecture, Fine Art, Art History, Dance, Game Design, Digital Media & Virtual Production, Animation, User Experience & Interaction Design, and Design Research.

Their common mission and vision: Make, create, and bring about, whether just starting out at Westphal or as an alumni in the world of Art and Design.

Undercurrents: Mapping the ebb and flow of Philadelphia’s waterfronts – Gensler

Reshape Philadelphia waterfronts with the moving layers of “Undercurrents” that are a representation of the city’s development, growth, and decline. Rearrange the layers to explore the constant evolution of Philadelphia's waterfronts at the urban scale and craft your own imaginaries for the future.

As you move around the different faces of the exhibit and reorganize the pieces, distinct and sometimes conflicting narratives emerge. Dappled light illuminates certain narratives while obscuring others like you’re peering into a mysterious body of water to uncover what lies just below the surface.

Botanical Uprising – Hoffman Design Group

Botanical Uprising is an immersive installation where concrete meets soil. The limitations of the urban oasis have become clearer as climate change progresses and the city experiences higher temperatures than the suburbs. We can use biophilia as a design-forward mitigation tool, the marriage of eco-friendliness and elegance, proving that design can be both opulent and responsible.

The space caters to human experience as the installation adapts to your presence, inviting you to become part of the creative process.

Steph Trowbridge

Steph Trowbridge is a woodworker and ceramist based out of South Jersey. Steph creates household items that combine style and utility, taking functional tools and forming them into pieces that can also be decorative objects.

Create Your Own Light – Synergy x Signify

All the world is your stage, and Synergy x Signify is here to show you to light it. Synergy will demonstrate how you can use lighting, lighting controls, and even natural light to transform a space, elevate design, and bring ideas to life in new ways. Partnering with industry leaders Signify and Lutron, they’ll be showcasing accessible, scalable solutions for 3D-printed light fixtures, and wirelessly-controlled, full-spectrum lighting scenes. Whether you're an interior designer, architect, or simply passionate about design, you’ll leave our exhibit inspired by the creative ways that new lighting technologies can transform your projects.

Threads of Innovation: A Journey Through Textiles, Design, and Architecture – Thomas Jefferson University

Unravel the threads of time and innovation to be transported through a visual and interactive journey that chronicles Jefferson’s evolution and influence in shaping creative disciplines through programs in textile design, industrial design, architecture, construction management, and visual design communications to name just a few. This installation is just a taste of Thomas Jefferson University’s contribution as a vibrant hub of creative exploration and education excellence in these fields.

Periscope – Temple University

At first blush, the art of jewelry making and the design of architecture might not seem to have much in common, but Periscope is an installation that highlights interdisciplinary research being conducted within the Tyler School of Art and Architecture through materiality, contrast, and the framing of artifacts and the environment. Consisting of nine periscopes created by Tyler faculty members Andrew John Wit (Architecture) and Doug Bucci (Metals/Jewelry/CAD-CAM), the processes utilized for this exhibition were unique to how they work as individuals within their respective fields, architecture and jewelry making.

unform studio Presents The Drip Collection

The Drip Collection - an indoor/outdoor collection from unform studio - spills out onto the floor of Cherry Street Pier and invites Design Philadelphia attendees to take a seat and enjoy the brightly colored furniture. The Drip Collection is informed by the early American Mahantongo Valley Style Furniture crafted by artisans in the western valleys of Schuylkill County in the 18th and 19th centuries where the Drip Collection is designed and built today. While the highly decorated Mahantongo Valley pieces are distinctive with their exquisitely painted façades, The Drip Collection utilizes paint as the basis for it’s entire form. Consisting of 4 pieces - the un4 Drip Side Table, the un5 Drip Chair, the un6 Drip Stool, and theun7 Drip Console Table - the collection comprises a nice suite with options for almost all scenarios.

DNA Floral

After an incredible journey for the brand this past year, DNA Floral is debuting at Cherry Street Pier with a piece called “Freedom”. Through this piece that has been influenced by the vibrant texture, colors and culture of Africa, they explore what DNA Floral represents and hope to inspire others to create in a medium that doesn't box them in to one category.

The Dobbins High School Fashion Experience – School District of Philadelphia Career and Technical Education

See the talent of Philadelphia's only public design high school, the Fashion Program at Dobbins High School. Exploring identity and self-expression through fashion, these fashion design students have created clothing that responds to various social and cultural topics by experimenting with and combining traditional and modern textile techniques.

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