The Design Center at Philadelphia University opens Lace in Translation, a new exhibition of contemporary work inspired by historic lace, on Thursday, September 24.

Lace in Translation, which runs through April 3, 2010, explores the intersection of luxurious hand-craftsmanship with modern, mass production. The Design Center’s historic Quaker Lace Company collection is the inspiration for three internationally-renowned artists and designers reconsidering conventional notions of lace. European designers Tord Boontje and Demakersvan, and Canadian artist Cal Lane have created installations specifically for TDC’s unique and intimate space — a 1950s era, Hollywood-style ranch house, one of the first in Philadelphia, and situated on the edge of Fairmount Park:

The Design Center at Philadelphia University
4200 Henry Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19144

Lace in Translation has been funded by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, through the Philadelphia Exhibitions Initiative with additional support from the Marketing Innovation Program. Additional support has also come from The Coby Foundation, LTD and the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts.

For more information, please visit: laceintranslation.com/

Flickr Photos:
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