Philadelphia Spotlights Design That Solves Problems and Builds Community

The 14th annual DesignPhiladelphia festival took over the City of Brotherly Love for 11 event-packed days.

A sampling of Remark Glass mugs made from repurposed glass bottles using traditional glass-blowing techniques.Photo: DesignPhiladelphia.

DesignPhiladelphia held its October 3 kickoff party on Bok’s roof against the backdrop of the city’s skyline, while visitors took in the DesignPhiladelphia Exhibit Gallery inside the well-lit ground-floor space that was formerly the girls’ gym. Nearby, displays featured new projects by the students and faculty of the city’s academic design incubators, including Jefferson University, Temple University Tyler School of Art Architecture Department, Drexel Product Design, and the University of Pennsylvania Integrated Product Design.