About The Festival

photo credit: Bryce Gibson

photo credit: Bryce Gibson

The DesignPhiladelphia Festival features nine days of nonstop events showcasing the work of over 400 practicing architects, designers, and creative professionals. A diverse mix of over 100 exhibitions, lectures, workshops, demonstrations, tours, open studios, and street happenings span design disciplines, including: urban planning, architecture, interior design, fashion, product design, and multi-media and graphic design. Set in boutiques, galleries, museums, universities, warehouses, public spaces and city streets, DesignPhiladelphia transforms the city into a stage for ideas and highlights the impact design plays in our everyday lives.

Bringing together innovative educators, established manufacturers, creative entre­preneurs, emerging practices, commercial businesses, and retailers, the DesignPhiladelphia Festival demonstrates Philadelphia’s reemergence as a 21st century city shaped by design, technology and collaborative business practices.