PhillyCHI has invited us to join them for their inaugural Design Slam. This is a chance for interested IAs, designers and usability practitioners to get their hands dirty working side by side with colleagues as they tackle tough business problems in a fun and sometimes crazy environment. Knowledge transfer, technique sharing, and a social atmosphere makes this session stand out from the garden-variety "lecture-and-powerpoint" presentation.
Freeman's Auction House is holding it's 2nd Annual Pennsylvania Sale. Created last year to celebrate the auction house's 200th anniversary, the Pennsylvania Sale features lots produced within the Commonwealth. In addition to a number of historic documents and paintings, 20 items produced by George Nakashima are on the block this month.
Philadelphia City Paper reviews Harold Reddcliffe's latest work on display at Gross McCleaf. The Massachusetts based artist "seems to idolize industrial design — and our eyes are all the better for it".
Join us for an opening reception and presentation showcasing products and their designers, brought to you by Design Within Reach and the Philadelphia Chapter of the Industrial Designers Society of America.
Our special guest speaker will be Rob Tannen, PhD, IDSA, Director of Human Factors for Electronic Ink, a 17 year old user-centered research and design firm located in Center City Philadelphia.
Currently on display at The Reading Public Museum is the exhibition "In Nature's Embrace: The World of Harry Bertoia". A resident of Berks County for 28 years, Bertoia produced prints, jewelry, holloware, drawings, paintings, sculpture, as well as his famous chairs for Knoll. The exhibition displays 100 works by Bertoia and explores the organic influences that nature had on his approach to design.
The AIA Philadelphia Associate Committee is inviting the design community to the opening of the latest Window Display Competition hosted by Artimide. The opening is a catered affair to celebrate Ryan Drummond, the winning designer. Ryan's design will be on display until the end of February, and all other presentation board entries will be on display for the opening.
It's time to shut down the CAD, slowly back away from the pencil, and get out to celebrate the season with your fellow industrial designers! This year, IDSA Philly is taking over Bruges Home in Old City to cheer the holidays, Belgian Style.
With plenty of tasty bites, drinks, and specialty creations from Philly's own premium Bluecoat Gin, you'll enjoy the whole evening to catch up with friends and meet all of our new ones.
The University of the Arts IDSA will host their annual department portfolio review on Tuesday, April 10th, 6:00pm-9:00pm. We invite local professionals from the design community to come review student portfolios, discuss jobs, internships, work experience, and provide interview tips. If you are interested in taking part and would like to be on the review panel, please contact Beth Van Why at firstname.lastname@example.org