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Lace in Translation

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Image courtesy of Cal Lane.
The Design Center at Philadelphia University
Goldie Paley House
4200 Henry Avenue
Philadelphia, 19144

The Design Center (TDC) has commissioned three internationally-renowned artists and designers – whose works are often inspired by traditional lace imagery – to mine its historic Quaker Lace archives for inspiration and to reconceptualize conventional notions of lace.

The exhibition will include:

  • A multi-sensory gallery installation featuring furniture, lighting, and laser-cut fabrics by Dutch designer Tord Boontje (www.tordboontje.com).
  • A “lace,” chain-link fence installation in The Design Center’s front yard by the Dutch design studio, Demakersvan (www.demakersvan.com).
  • An environmental installation in the enclosed back yard garden area by Canadian artist Cal Lane, (www.callane.com).
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