This city continues to foster an ever-growing tribe of contemporary design talents, and next week the public will have a chance to take in — and take home — the work of some of Philly’s design leaders.
Now in its second year, Philadelphia Produces Original Design or “P.POD” presents a curated selection of locally designed and made wares in a pop-up shop series, based on the risd|works shop, which sells designs made by the artists of the Rhode Island School of Design.
Founded by Philadelphia author, illustrator, textile designer and RISD alum Alex Stadler, who is also the proprietor of stadler-Kahn design shop in Rittenhouse Square, P.POD saw sensational success with its inaugural shop at the Philadelphia Museum of Art during the 2011-2012 Christmas season.
The 2013 edition opens June 7, with Stadler and 11 of his contemporaries showing off their brilliant brands and selling their textiles, apparel, accessories, furnishings and more for three days at the non-profit Metropolitan Gallery 250.
Look for designs by local luminaries including Duke & Winston, Fabric Horse, Galbraith & Paul, Girls Can Tell, Groundwork, Heidi Bleacher, Jeantrix, Liz McIlvaine, Peg & Awl, Sharif Pendelton, Warren Muller and — of course — stadler-Kahn.
Join in the opening soiree on June 7, from 6 to 9 p.m., to shop and snack on treats from Metropolitan Bakery, Shane Confectionery and Valley Shepherd Creamery. Brews will be on hand, too, courtesy of nearby Nodding Head Brewery.
On Saturday and Sunday, shop the pop-up between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m.
And while this shop only lasts for a few days, P.POD’s longterm goal is to offer all-the-time access to Philadelphia design by establishing a permanent location. Talk about a great grand design!
P.POD Pop-Up Shop
When: June 7, 6-9 p.m.; June 8-9, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: Metropolitan Gallery 250, 250 S. 18th Street
Cost: Pay as you go
More info: www.stadler-kahn.com