National Design Award-winner to visit Philadelphia Museum of Art, CHAD, and Roche Bobois in October
Designer Stephen Burks will take part in a three-event celebration of his achievements during DesignPhiladelphia in October 2016. Burks will conduct a workshop with students at the Charter High School for Architecture + Design, present an illustrated lecture at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and exhibit his recent work at Roche Bobois’ Old City showroom. The events are organized by Collab, the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s friends group supporting modern and contemporary design; the Center for Architecture and Design; Stephen Burks Man Made; and Roche Bobois home décor.
“I'm looking forward to being part of such an exciting series of events that puts Philadelphia on the design calendar every year," said Burks. "Sharing my work with the students from CHAD, as well as all of the supporters of design in this great city, will be the highlight of my visit."
On the morning of Friday, October 14, Burks will visit the Charter High School for Architecture + Design at 7th & Sansom Streets. Working with 30 students, Burks will demonstrate his technique that combines traditional craft with contemporary design.
On October 14 from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m., Burks will present “Stephen Burks Man Made” in the Van Pelt Auditorium of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. The illustrated lecture will survey his innovative furniture, lighting and product design. The lecture is free after Museum admission.
From Friday, October 7 through Saturday, October 15 a special exhibition, Stephen Burks Man Made Collab, will be featured in the Roche Bobois showroom at 311 Arch Street. The exhibition includes furniture from Burks’ new Roche Bobois Outdoor Traveler collection using vibrant leather woven cord and several pieces from his sculptural Stephen Burks Man Made Material Compositions. The showroom is open daily, 10:00am-6:00 p.m. and on Sunday from 12:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m., with a closing event on Saturday, October 15.
Register for the Museum event at 2016.designphiladelphia.org
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