First Friday -- New Inside World: Light and Form
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.
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.