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WHYY | August 1, 2018

Remaking the Neighborhood by Design

Biello and Martin envision the Philadelphia Design District as a return to what Old City used to be before the art galleries came, when the community of artists and depended on one another.

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Growing Greater Philadelphia | July 13, 2018

Philadelphia Design District with Robert Aibel of the Moderne Gallery

The “Old City” neighborhood of Philadelphia has been known as a hub for art, design, and culture for years, but there has been a recent innovative initiative to officially brand the neighborhood as “The Philadelphia Design District”. The “Old City” neighborhood of Philadelphia has been known as a hub for art, design, and culture for years, but there has been a recent innovative initiative to officially brand the neighborhood as “The Philadelphia Design District”. Robert Aibel, chatted with Matt Cabrey, Executive Director of Select Greater Philadelphia, about how this idea came to be and describes the history of designers and makers in our region.

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IDFM | May 1, 2018

The Debut of Philadelphia Design District

"Philadelphia offers a rich history of design, craftsmanship, and innovation, which has been a present energy here going back to the late 1700's," explained Eugenie Perret, president of the PDD and founder of Minima.

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Philadelphia Magazine | April 16, 2018

Meet the Women Who Have Designs on Old City – And Their Handiwork

The new Philadelphia Design District shines a spotlight on something that's been hiding in plain sight for years.

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PlanPhilly | April 10, 2018

Open for business in Old City: Philadelphia Design District

The Philadelphia Design District celebrates its official debut in style, with a launch party and curated exhibit featuring products from members of the nascent collective of independent design businesses in Old City.

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Philly Biz Journal | March 19, 2018

Old City businesses create new 'design district'

Old City is "the newest destination for home design and shopping," and a cohort of small businesses created a new design-focused collective initiative to raise awareness and keep business from migrating to New York.

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Philadelphia Free Press | March 14, 2018

Official Launch Of The Philadelphia Design District ”Premiere” Showcase At The Bridge

Since 1776, Philadelphia has been the home of the builders and the craftsmen, the thinkers and the tinkers. It’s where ideas and innovation collided to create the heart of the nation. Born from this spirit, a new heart has risen in the city, the Philadelphia Design District.

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Archpaper | March 8, 2018

A new Philadelphia Design District to debut this April

In 1991, Philadelphia‘s Old City Arts Association launched the First Fridays initiative to encourage visitors to explore the art galleries that made the historic neighborhood their home.

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Dexigner | March 7, 2018

Philadelphia Design District Officially Launches

The Philadelphia Design District officially launched this week, initiated by independent business owners in an area spanning Second and Third Street to Market and Race.

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