Highlights From Seattle Design Festival 2012

Newsletter, West
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Seattle Design Festival block; looking east. (Ariel Rosenstock)

Seattle Design Festival block; looking east. (Ariel Rosenstock)

Sure this month is Archtober in New York. But last month non-profit group Design in Public got things rolling when it hosted the second annual Seattle Design Festival. The weekend-long event showcased projects, promoted design, and featured discussions and panels. One notable highlight: a block in the South Lake Union neighborhood was taken over by transformed shipping containers housing various interior designs, a feedback space for comments on an upcoming design plan for Seattle, and a design product pop-up shop.

Film screenings explored the legacy of the Pruitt Igoe housing development in St. Louis, the design, decay, and rediscovery of Cuba’s National Arts School, as well as a prominent designer of Viennese shopping malls. Walking tours of South Lake Union gave visitors a history of the local architecture. In the Belltown neighborhood, the Seattle Architecture Foundation (SAF) brought together architectural models by Seattle firms for the exhibit “Natural Systems/Emergent Forms”, exploring the intersection of nature and technology. That’s just the beginning. Click on an image to start the slideshow of the events below.

One Response to “Highlights From Seattle Design Festival 2012”

  1. scott says:

    A radiator + one sheet of plywood = the radiator lounge

    Winning entry in the Seattle Design Jam Street Furniture competition


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