Monday, October 5, 2009

Upcoming Events- 10/9 thru 10/11

Join SoLibs & Bench Dog Design for several exciting events next weekend...
  • Philly Works- Opening Reception, Friday, October 9, 6-11pm
  • Bench Dog Design: Open Workshop Tour- Sunday, October 11, 12-4pm
--Scroll down for detailed information about each event--

Philly Works: Opening Reception
Friday, October 9, 6pm-11pm
(Exhibit runs from Wed. 10/7 to Sun. 10/11)

University of Pennsylvania, School of Design

34th and Walnut Streets, Meyerson Hall, Lower Gallery

Bench Dog Design will be exhibiting their work as part of this exhibition!

Philadelphia was known as "Workshop of the World" from around 1880 to 1920. At that time it was hard to find products for the everyday not being produced in the city and region. Just a century late it is far harder to find locally produced products. Philly Works is an installation of functional objects of all scales, quantities, and production techniques that are made in the Philadelphia region. Philly Works is a survey of design, manufacturing, and craft exhibited through a showcase of prototypes, limited editions, and mass-produced goods. Along with the objects, Philly Works will include documentation of the production spaces and the people who make the objects on
display. The show will include a "corner store" where some of the many items can be purchased. This opening will be the launch date for the corresponding database and website that will be updated year round. Philly Works will illustrate the many ranges of production still alive today in hopes of inspiring new work, new connections, and to bring light to what is happening in the city.
Philly Works is presented by Made in Philly.

Bench Dog Design: Open Workshop Tour
Sunday, October 11, 12-4pm, 2212 Sepviva Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19125

Bench Dog Design, a custom furniture design & fabrication shop that specializes in utilizing reclaimed timbers in their work, will be opening their workshop for tours. Located in the heart of Fishtown, their shop is housed within a larger warehouse that includes vintage motorcycle and car repair, a painting studio, metalworkers, and other craftsmen. This creative community provides a unique opportunity for collaboration and expression.

Using lumber salvaged from Philadelphia row homes, Bench Dog Design transforms discarded beams and joists into custom designed furniture. Bench Dog's commitment to reclaimed local materials ensures eco-friendly products with character. At the core of its foundation, Bench Dog values the integrity of the craft, thoughtful detailing, and quality design. To learn more, visit the blog:

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