Last week marked the end of DesignPhiladelphia, but Gallery 222 is keeping Product 01 and Build 02, two exhibitions of work from two of Philadelphia's premiere design education courses, running through November 1st.
Checkout some of the highlights after the jump.UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA / SCHOOL OF DESIGN Product 01
Product 01 presents output from the product design course in the University of Pennsylvania's Integrated Product Design concentration from Spring of 2008. The course, taught by Josh Owen and assisted by Bryce Gibson, was designed to explore intersections of functionality and performance using an experimental platform to rediscover opportunities within the built environment to create domestic products.
PHILADELPHIA UNIVERSITY / INDUSTRIAL DESIGN PROGRAM + WILSONART Build 02
Build 02 presents a portion of the output from sophomore industrial design studio at Philadelphia University from Spring of 2008. The course, taught by Josh Owen and Jason Lempieri, was a collaboration with Wilsonart Inc. where students were challenged to develop full-scale seating devices which explored and celebrated Wilsonart's laminate material. This exhibition reveals the process and many of the final products. Several selected projects from this course will not be on view at this exhibit but will be shown at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair in New York City in May of 2009.