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“If you can design one thing, you can design everything.” – Massimo Vignelli

“If you can design one thing, you can design everything.” – Massimo Vignelli

Linden Ave Studio and Collab at the Phila Museum of Art invite you to meet three exceptional designers on Oct 11 at the Center for Architecture + Design. PROCESS: Discovering Commonality Across Design will explore the creative process through the methods used by an industrial designer, an architect and a streetwear designer.

“This event was inspired by Vignelli’s aspirational comment,” says Rahmi Halaby of Linden Ave Studio, organizer of the event. “There are profound connections among design disciplines that are surprising and exciting. How designers create a product is as compelling as the product itself; I know that this event will be fascinating to anyone interested in design.” 

In a conversational setting, Rahmi will engage these panelists:

Nick Missel erases the boundaries between sculpture and furniture. His approach to making is a form of cultural archeology, working with discarded materials that occupy the periphery. Originally from St Louis, he is an alumnus of the Kansas City Art Institute, Rhode Island School of Design and Skowhegan School. Nick’s work has been featured in the Socrates Sculpture Park, A/D/O, and In Good Company – an exhibition curated by Rossana Orlandi and Fernando Mastrangelo -- where his work was named Best in Show. Visit @nickmisselstudio.

Ximena Valle, AIA is dedicated to affecting positive change through cross-practice solutions that improve our built environment, communities and future. In 2017, she and three others founded FIFTEEN, a female-owned architecture firm. Ximena holds architecture degrees from the University of Florida and UPenn, and she teaches at Temple’s School of Architecture. She is a member of the Phila City Planning Commission, the PIDC Navy Yard Design Committee and the AIA Phila Board of Directors. Visit @fifteen_xvad. 

Rob Adams’s deep love for Philadelphia culture and style, his roots as a skater, passion for streetwear, and dream to capture the authenticity of the young, urban lifestyle, led to the creation of Cream by Eighty. A streetwear brand known for quality goods, Cream apparel reflects the music we hear, the sites we see, and the life we lead in the City. Originally from Wilmington, Rob co-founded Cream with Philadelphia graphic designer Troy Barbour in 2016. The brand was an immediate homerun; Cream now ships orders to London and Japan. Visit @creambyeighty.

Rahmi Halaby created Linden Ave Studio as a branding & design haven for creators, tastemakers and designers to build bridges between brands and communities. He creates brand experiences that shift culture, inspire change and leave a lasting impression. Operating out of Phila and Los Angeles, Linden Ave has developed projects for the WNBA, Converse, Deloitte and Redbull, among others. Rahmi is an alumnus of Gettysburg College and studied at IAU in Aix-En-Provence, France.

Join us on Wednesday, Oct. 11th, 5:30-- 8:00 PM, at the Center for Architecture + Design. RSVP here

Presented by Linden Ave Studio and COLLAB at the Philadelphia Museum of Art in collaboration with DesignPhiladelphia. @lindenavestudio @collabpma @designphilly

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