Home decor obsessives, free up your agenda this evening: Philly’s interior design forces are teaming up for the first time ever to present the Design Collaborative, a free showroom event showcasing the region’s most amazing home goods, taking place at the spacious 2,000-square-foot Art & Industry building in the up-and-coming New Kensington arts district.
Attendees can enjoy light refreshments and drinks as they walk through an array of chic residential spaces put together by the region’s top design professionals, artists, and collectors. Plus, we’ve been told that the main showroom opens up to a 5,000-square-foot warehouse space containing overflow home goods for sale.
The event is merging old and new talents to create a huge, harmonized space decorated with vintage home accessories from Marguerite Rodgers and Fisher Grey tastefully mixed in with modern wares, like John Pomp’s Murano glassware and luxury textiles from Kevin O’Brien. You can also expect to find one-of-a-kind chandeliers sculpted with salvaged recyclables, bulbs and client’s personal items from Warren Muller of bahdeebahdu, sleek French Art Deco consoles by Calderwood Gallery, gorgeous hand-carved Nakashima wooden tables from Moderne Gallery, and an incredible array of antique Chinese sculptures and 19th century Japanese katagami paper stencils curated by Michelle Liao of the 35-year strong Liao Collection.
Don’t sweat it if you can’t make it to the premier tonight. The Design Collaborative will be open to the public on Thursday and Friday from 10am to 7pm, Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 6pm, and by appointment only until March 25th. For now, RSVP here and be on the lookout for more design exhibitions to come this spring.
The Details: Wednesday, February 24th, 6pm to 9pm. Art & Industry Building, 2131 North American Street, Norris Square.