Collab’s 2013 Design Excellence Award
Friday, November 22nd
6:30pm – 10:00pm
Location: Philadelphia Museum of Art, Van Pelt Auditorium + Perelman Building
World-renowned designer, Marc Newson, will be in Philadelphia to receive Collab’s 2013 Design Excellence Award this Friday, November 22nd. He will give an illustrated lecture about his work in the Van Pelt Auditorium followed by a subscription preview and buffet supper, hosted by Collab, in the Museum’s Ruth and Raymond G. Perelman Building.
The most influential industrial designer of his generation, Marc Newson (Australian, born 1963) has designed everything from a dish rack to a personal jet, some pieces mass-produced, others one-offs, for both companies and art galleries. As creative director of Qantas Airways, Newson redesigned the interiors and fittings of the airline’s Airbus fleet, including cabin lighting and seats as well as its in-flight tableware.
Collab’s Design Excellence Award
Each year, the Design Excellence Award is presented by Collab to a design professional who has made a significant contribution to the field. The award itself, of silver and laser-etched rubber, was designed by Kate Reynolds in 2001 and is fabricated for Collab each year by jewlery designer Maria Eife. Reynolds was a sophomore in Philadelphia University’s Industrial Design program when she entered the 2001 Student Design Competition, Designing The Design Excellence Award. Past award recipients include Frank Gehry, Marcel Wanders, and Zaha Hadid.
Marc Newson | At Home
November 23, 2013 – April 20, 2014
This exhibition features for the first time the designer’s domestic products, furnishing an abstracted 2,000 square-foot house and garage within the Museum’s Collab Gallery. Whether Newson’s 021C concept car for Ford parked in the garage (named originally for its orange Pantone color number), the rapid-prototyped Dish Doctor dish rack (kitchen), the iconic aluminum-clad Lockheed Lounge (living room), or the Zvezdochka sneakers for Nike (adult bedroom), what distinguishes Newson’s designs as much as their range is their innovative use of materials and manufacturing techniques. The Micarta chair (living room), for example, is made from layers of linen laminated with a phenolic resin commonly used for knife handles.
PURCHASE TICKETS HERE
Collab Design Excellence Awards (includes buffet supper + public lecture)
Public Lecture Only
$10.00/student (with valid ID)
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