Get your home interiors fix at these forward-thinking DesignPhiladelphia events.
PAFA’s Victorian architecture rivals its many works of art for visitors’ attention.
With 87 events scheduled and more than 150 partners across the city, DesignPhiladelphia is the nation’s largest collaborative design event of its kind. Presented by the Center for Architecture and Design from October 6 to 1 6, “The festival’s theme of Home will focus on events and programs that demonstrate how design can strengthen our connections to places and to others,” says Executive Director Rebecca Johnson.
FIVE SENSES OF HOME
Ongoing throughout the festival, this interactive pop-up exhibit literalizes the festival’s theme. Presented by the University of the Arts, students use stories, symbols, and sounds to capture the abstract nature of home.
SKETCH-NOTING WITH MIKE ROHDE
New York Times bestselling author and illustrator Mike Rohde leads a sketchnoting seminar at URBN headquarters at the Navy Yard on October 6. Go pen stroke for pen stroke with the designer and score tips on purposeful doodling.
MODERNISM AND JAPANESE CARPENTRY
Highlights of this guided tour (offered on October 7 and 8) include a look at mid-century design inspired by renowned Japanese architect Junzo Yoshimura at Shofuso Japanese House and Garden and a visit to George Nakashima Studios.
EMERGENCE OF A MODERN METROPOLIS: PHILADELPHIA
Experience the metamorphosis of city architecture during a two-hour tour (offered daily at 1:00 PM, October 8–15) that includes stops at PAFA’s Victorian interiors and the glass atrium of the Comcast Center.