Guest curated by Philadelphia designers Josh Owen and Cory Grosser
Philadelphia has a rich history of avant-garde design including the architecture and decorative arts of world renowned Robert Venturi as well as the emerging talents of younger designers like Gyungju Chyon, Steve Copeland, Cory Grosser, Mark Havens, Emory Krall, Josh Owen, Jaime Salm, and Velissa Van Scoyoc. Philadelphia has a vibrant mix of design-related academic institutions, thriving arts and industry, and a legacy of invention and innovation that dates back to Benjamin Franklin.
Avant-Garde Industrial is a sampling of products that best represent Philadelphia's industrial design talent-its rich past, invigorating present, and bright future.
This exhibition is presented in conjunction with DesignPhiladelphia, April 1-17, 2005, a citywide event organized to advance the public's awareness of design exploration and innovation within the Philadelphia area. DesignPhiladelphia unites the diverse design communities through multidisciplinary design projects, exhibitions, and events.