Gerding Edlen Sponsors Design Challenge
Sep 20, 2012
Design Museum Boston announced the call for entries for Street Seats Design Challenge—an international outdoor furniture design challenge that will culminate in new waterfront seating, an outdoor design exhibition, and a walking tour around the channel. The Fort Point Channel links the waterfronts of downtown and South Boston—the seam between the Financial District and the emerging Boston Innovation District.
Entries will be displayed in an exhibition and event on February 28, 2013 at Factory 63, located at 63 Melcher Street, a new innovation housing apartment building in Fort Point being developed by Gerding Edlen, a major supporter of Design Museum Boston. Design experts and celebrity judges will review the finalists’ entries—sketches, renderings, models, and videos—and will choose the winning Street Seat designs.
Street Seats is the first major program instituted by Design Museum Boston as a result of an Our Town planning grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. Design Museum Boston applied for this prestigious grant in 2011 in partnership with the City of Boston, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, and the Design Industry Group of Massachusetts, to infuse design thinking and programming into Boston’s Innovation District—the goal being to increase the overall livability of the burgeoning area.