New Inside World: Light and Form explores how the cutting edge of interior design reflects, informs, and transforms our concept of the future and our lifestyle. There is no place where designed objects impact our lives greater, than in the home. This intimate relationship with products reveals much about our needs, our values, our desires, and our ambition. The works presented in this exhibition are the result of both a careful study of the past, and an intense gaze towards what is to come.
The exhibition itself is a collaborative effort celebrating the “new inside world”, the contemporary interior landscape created by the basic elements of sight and touch: light and material. Focusing on the components that construct interior spaces, the presentation includes furniture, lighting, and home accessories that set the new inside world apart from the “old inside world”. At the same time, there is an emphasis on the evolutionary connection between the old and the new, recognizing that distinct lines of separation are difficult to define, if possible at all. Past, present, and future coexist in unique ambience inside the exhibition site: the Arch Street Meeting House. This National Historic Landmark is located in the heart of Old City, Philadelphia, one of the oldest neighborhoods in the United States, and the centerpiece of the city’s designation as a World Heritage Site.
This exhibit is curated by Minima and includes work from Klip Collective, UNpizzo, MIO, Living Divani, Porro, and Moooi.
Arch Street Meeting House
320 Arch St
Philadelphia, PA 19106
215 922 2002
Opening Night: Thurs Oct. 6th, 6-9pm
First Friday: Oct. 7th, 6-9pm
Oct. 8th, 6-9pm Oct. 9th, 13th - 15th, 2-6pm
Minima is Philadelphia’s premiere design showroom featuring contemporary furniture, lighting, and home accessories. The carefully curated collection includes works from the world’s leading designers and architects, as well as local artisans. The transformative power of form, function, and material is illustrated in vignettes simulating an intimate home environment. Located in Old City, Philadelphia, Minima is driven by the principle that quality products create inspiring living spaces that enrich and fulfill lives.
Klip Collective is an experiential art shop integrating projection lighting and technology with storytelling to create compelling experiences on behalf of institutions, corporate clients and cultural partners. Their immersive and large-scale video projection experiences have established a reputation for high-quality content and precise execution. Klip delivers award-winning work in visual effects, branded content, non-traditional advertising, and outdoor campaigns. With a creative drive for inventing solutions and a zero-fail ethic, the Philadelphia–based group has grown from a purely artistic endeavor to an experiential partner sought by international agencies, brands, and cultural institutions.
MIO was founded by the Salm brothers (Isaac, the numbers guy and Jaime, the design guy) with the objective of merging business rigor with environmentally and socially progressive design. Their mission is to give people the power to design living spaces with beautiful, sustainable and highly personal product experiences.
UNpizzo is a design studio and textile handcrafts laboratory qualified in knot works for home furnishing and fashion. When Agnese Selva and Bettina Colombo, a graphic designer and a scenographer, founded the studio in Cantù, Italy in 2014, they wished to revisit the ancient art of bobbin lace and give it a contemporary taste. Currently, the studio works with several companies, designers and architects in order to:
design new products, develop prototype for customised solutions, produce handcrafted textile pieces
Living Divani's distinguishing features of perfect, harmonious proportions and a feeling of understated luxury has made its trademark of upholstery. Since the early 1970s, the dynamic and vibrant family-owned company has followed a clear path, maintaining an intensive dialogue with the contemporary world and becoming one of the landmarks in the design landscape. Strategic is the alliance with Piero Lissoni: since 1988 he has led the firm’s unique style in his dual role as art director and designer. Over the years Living Divani has developed a vast and varied offer in a gradual process of creation of a complete living environment, which revolves around the upholstery system, with its subtle shapes and proportions, to ombine with characterful complements - seats, armchairs, beds,tables, bookcases and carpets and an outdoor collection - that will suit and define any setting, from the essential and rigorous to the multifarious and eclectic décor.
Porro is managed by the Porro family since 1925. The company supports a unique furnishing philosophy, matching handicraft tradition of the time with the most modern advanced manufacturing and information technologies. The furnishing culture as family wealth, together with the diktats, production is based on, that is formal cleanness, shape and function geometry, are the buttonholes allowing Porro to consistently get a more and more consistent international market share without forgetting or betraying its origins. A Clear and simple project, standing out for its essential and immediately identifiable language, with minimal signs, geometries, shapes, without forgetting its unique company philosophy: simplicity above all.
Moooi has inspired and seduced the world with sparkling and innovative designs for fifteen years. The venture was founded in 2001 by Marcel Wanders and Casper Vissers is named after their native Dutch word for beautiful – the third ‘o’ in the brand name stands for an extra value in terms of beauty & uniqueness. With this unique and iconic mix of lighting, furniture and accessories, which outlast everyday interiors, Moooi creates interior environments decorated with an inspiring variety of patterns and colours to embrace any kind of space and make people of different ages, cultures and personalities fall in love with their homes. This unexpected home vision brings to life a whole world of new ideas and inspiring complete Moooi settings to brighten up daily life with a touch of magic. They represent places where visions converge and where everyone can stop and feel comfortable within the perfect eclectic mix of culture & experiences that makes a home environment more beautiful and unique.
To celebrate its birthday, starting from the ideal of a “closet”, typical of its activity and stressing once more the company search for new materials, Porro involved all the designers who in time designed the company collections and some other special names to design a wood box collection, mixing at ease the company 16 woods, different in function and opening as well. A series of curiosities translated in “extrasmall scale” the high technical quality, matter and appearance of any brand proposal furthermore stressing the company unique capacity to follow the designer wishes but offering at the same time the widest possible number of tailor-made proposals.
Old City District
Allagash Brewing Company
Arch Street Meeting House