Hidden City | October 12, 2018
DESIGN COALITION AIMS TO BRIDGE THE OLD-NEW DIVIDE
The inception of PDD represents an implicit, healthy recognition that the arts and design should be fully integrated into daily life and city infrastructure.
Philadelphia Magazine | October 10, 2018
OLD CITY EVENTS EXPLORE THE SENSORY (AND SENSUAL) SIDE OF DESIGN
How does your desk make you feel? Do you want to caress that fabric, or even make love to your vase?
A series of exhibits at Philadelphia Design District galleries seek to answer many questions like these.
WHYY | August 1, 2018
REMAKING THE NEIGHBORHOOD BY DESIGN
Biello and Martin envision the Philadelphia Design District as a return to what Old City used to be before the art galleries came, when the community of artists and depended on one another.
Growing Greater Philadelphia | July 13, 2018
PHILADELPHIA DESIGN DISTRICT WITH ROBERT AIBEL OF THE MODERNE GALLERY
The “Old City” neighborhood of Philadelphia has been known as a hub for art, design, and culture for years, but there has been a recent innovative initiative to officially brand the neighborhood as “The Philadelphia Design District”. The “Old City” neighborhood of Philadelphia has been known as a hub for art, design, and culture for years, but there has been a recent innovative initiative to officially brand the neighborhood as “The Philadelphia Design District”. Robert Aibel, chatted with Matt Cabrey, Executive Director of Select Greater Philadelphia, about how this idea came to be and describes the history of designers and makers in our region.
IFDM | May 1, 2018
THE DEBUT OF PHILADELPHIA DESIGN DISTRICT
"Philadelphia offers a rich history of design, craftsmanship, and innovation, which has been a present energy here going back to the late 1700's," explained Eugenie Perret, president of the PDD and founder of Minima.
Philadelphia Magazine | April 16, 2018
MEET THE WOMEN WHO HAVE DESIGNS ON OLD CITY – AND THEIR HANDIWORK
The new Philadelphia Design District shines a spotlight on something that's been hiding in plain sight for years.
PlanPhilly | April 10, 2018
OPEN FOR BUSINESS IN OLD CITY: PHILADELPHIA DESIGN DISTRICT
The Philadelphia Design District celebrates its official debut in style, with a launch party and curated exhibit featuring products from members of the nascent collective of independent design businesses in Old City.
Philly Biz Journal | March 19, 2018
OLD CITY BUSINESSES CREATE NEW 'DESIGN DISTRICT'
Old City is "the newest destination for home design and shopping," and a cohort of small businesses created a new design-focused collective initiative to raise awareness and keep business from migrating to New York.
Philadelphia Free Press | March 14, 2018
OFFICIAL LAUNCH OF THE PHILADELPHIA DESIGN DISTRICT ”PREMIERE” SHOWCASE AT THE BRIDGE
Since 1776, Philadelphia has been the home of the builders and the craftsmen, the thinkers and the tinkers. It’s where ideas and innovation collided to create the heart of the nation. Born from this spirit, a new heart has risen in the city, the Philadelphia Design District.
Archpaper | March 8, 2018
A NEW PHILADELPHIA DESIGN DISTRICT TO DEBUT THIS APRIL
In 1991, Philadelphia‘s Old City Arts Association launched the First Fridays initiative to encourage visitors to explore the art galleries that made the historic neighborhood their home.
Dexigner | March 7, 2018