SENSORY DESIGN - Cocktail Crawl
06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Philadelphia Design District
Various locations thorughout Old City
How can an object affect the senses? Does everyone share the same experience when facing design? Comfort, pleasure, awe, or confusion, design can impact individuals in many different ways. Sensory design will explore sensations on a personal level. Visitors will be confronted with unexpected and interactive performances and experiences.
Kicking off the event is an opening night on Saturday October 6th that will enable guests to discover and experience ten showcases hosted by the Philadelphia Design members. Each of them will offer an interpretation of the theme Sensory Design featuring a designer, an artist or an architect. As well, expect unique drinks and hors d'oeuvres meant to enlighten the senses in each gallery or showroom.
After the opening, and throughout the Design Philadelphia Week, the Philadelphia Design District will also host other happenings to gather the design community in Old City District.
OPENING NIGHT COCKTAIL CRAWL:
Biello Martin Studio & KelliJane: design.erotic
143 N. 3rd Street
Biello Martin Studio and Kellijane present . design.erotic . as part of the Philadelphia Design District's Sensory Design exhibit. Featuring Michael Biello's erotic clay sculpture including collaborations with legendary pleasure activist Annie Sprinkle and costume designer Tyler Holland. Also featuring a collection of sensual pillows by Kellijane.
K Gallery Art & Design: Nick Kacic Miosic Sculpture
120 N. 3rd Street
Minima: Touched by Design
118 N. 3rd Street
Teresa Chang, influenced by the simplicity of Korean and Japanese pottery, appeals to viewers’ sense of sight and touch with her limited edition, hand-built porcelain pieces, crafted specifically for Minima. 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.
131 N. 3rd Street
Minotti’s exquisite 2018 Collection, A Tale of an Infinite Present will be exhibited in Minima’s 131 N. 3rd St showroom. Rodolfo Dordoni, Minotti’s chief designer, coordinated this collection from international designers Christophe Delcourt, Nendo, and Marcio Kogan. Guests are encouraged to experience Minotti’s sensuous textiles, exotic marbles, and fine woods that compliment these acclaimed furniture designs. Minotti, known for their manufacturing excellence and international styling, is sold exclusively in the Philadelphia region by Minima.
Moderne Gallery: American Studio Furniture and Ceramics: Surface and Texture
111 N. 3rd Street
Exhibition of woodwork and ceramics that focus on the tactile sense through the manupulation of surface and texture. Woodwork to be featured by George Nakashima, Wharton Esherick, David Ebner, Sam Maloof, John Eric Byers and Miriam Carpenter and ceramics by Estelle Halper, Ira Winarsky, Toshiko Takaezu, Don Reitz and Peter Voulkos.
Parisa Rug & Decor: Agness Gummere x Parisa
33 N. 3rd Street
Parisa Rugs & Décor is thrilled to present Agnes Gummere's works on paper. Join us for the art opening from 5 PM to 8 PM on Saturday, October 6 for drinks and hors d'oeuvres at 33 N. 3rd St. Prior to the opening, Parisa Rugs & Décor will hold an open house on October 5, First Friday, from 5 PM to 7 PM.
Pentimenti Gallery: The Expanded Diagram: Diagrammatic Thinking in Contemporary Art
145 N. 2nd Street
Talk at 5:30 PM
Guest speakers will explore the _Expanded Diagram _project, a thesis proposed by artist, Steven Baris, stating that for some artists, diagrammatic thinking aptly describes a significant aspect of their creative process--more cogently than the many art labels and categories currently offered. Even though the majority of these artworks do not look like conventional diagrams, the way these artists think about and develop their artwork mirrors critical features of diagrammatic processes.
Petite Jardin en Ville: Open House
134 N. 3rd Street
Roche Bobois: Open House
311 Arch Street
Roche Bobois will host “Embark on a Journey”, a visual exploration of Marcel Wonders’ new Globe Trotter collection for Roche Bobois and exhibition by Paradigm Gallery’s artist Katherine Fraser. Please join us October 6th, 6:00pm to 9:00pm at Roche Bobois, 311 Arch Street Philadelphia, PA 19106 for cocktail, canapé and a night of Sensory Delight.
Society Hill Kitchens: Nick Kacic Miosic Sculpture
120 N. 3rd Street
Wexler Gallery: Inventive Illusions
201 N. 3rd Street
Looks can often deceive. What could be an almost certainty to one’s eye can easily dissolve with a quick brush of the hand. Inventive Illusions will challenge the perception of materials and intention of art and design by inviting the viewer to explore reality beyond this first visual impression. In order to fully discover and understand a piece of design, it should be intimately experienced and explored with all of the senses. Inventive Illusions is hosted by Wexler Gallery in partnership with 'Sensory Design', presented by the Philadelphia Design District. Join us at 201 North 3rd St. for the opening on October 6th, from 6-9pm.