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2019 Design Hub Installations, Exhibits and Opening Night!

SF Design Week kicks off this Thursday and we have amazing installations, exhibits and an Opening Night Party on the Waterfront at Pier 27!

Attend Opening Night Party on the Waterfront Thursday June 20
Join thousands of designers and creatives to celebrate, have a drink AND see the installations as we converge on the pier for an evening of fun: DJ, Lounges, exhibitions, art installations, food for purchase from Off the Grid and spirits.


The Design Hub at Pier 27 is free and open to the public Thursday June 20th and Friday June 21st from 10am until 3:30pm. You don’t need a ticket to walk around the space and check out this years offerings!

Masako Miki Artist Installation, “Mori no Yokai”
Artist Masako Miki, is debuting her art installation at SF Design Week: Mori no Yokai (shapeshifters of forest), 2019, Wool on foam, wood, vinyl. The artist recreates a new environment for the sculptures Miki exhibited at Berkeley Art Museum Pacific Film Archive early this year. The art installation is courtesy of the artist and CULT Aimee Friberg Exhibitions.

CommUNITY Art Exhibition and Auction:
100+ Designers, 17 Countries, 1 CommUNITY

Bid Online or get the app during Opening Night!
Over 100 international designers from 17 different countries are participating in a curated exhibition and silent auction at Pier 27 San Francisco, exploring the theme “CommUNITY”. Organized by @wearemucho San Francisco, acclaimed international designers will celebrate the San Francisco Design Week 2019 CommUNITY theme by showcasing original artifacts they have been produced specifically for this event which will include posters, typefaces, products, sculptures, digital art and more.

An exhibition of all submissions will be featured during the Opening Night Party of San Francisco Design Week on June 20th and bidding will continue through June 21st. All proceeds will benefit San Francisco Design Week to enable its mission to bring together the local Bay Area and international design community. The original works are also sold online or get the app and bid at the opening night!

Us/Them by @someguy
Someguy, also known as Brian Singer, is a San Francisco based fine artist whose projects have received international attention. His art ranges from intimate works with paper to large scale participatory projects. The 1000 Journals Project, launched in 2000, was turned into a book, a feature length documentary, and has been exhibited at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles. The project was covered in The New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Wall Street Journal, Entertainment Weekly, Better Homes and Gardens and many others. More recently, he launched the provocative project TWIT Spotting, where photos of people using their phones while driving were placed onto Billboards in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Brian is also an accomplished graphic designer having created work for Apple, Adidas, SFMOMA, Facebook, Chronicle Books and many others. In addition to being recognized with numerous awards and publications, he has served as the president of the San Francisco chapter of AIGA, the professional association for design and taught at Academy of Art University.

“Shore” Installation by Swiss Designer Adrien Rovero
Swiss Designer Adrien Rovero unveils the installation which features 120 vibrant blue “Dolos” modules that are playful inflatable two-sided seats, creating a community gathering space for conversation. The designer wanted to create playful and unconventional seating that is not a stool, chair or bench. The result of the Dolos is something in-between these seating options. The modules are two-sided inflatables that are light and easy to manipulate into different seating configurations. The installation reflects a human landscape while providing an unexpected experience. The designer partnered with global product development company PCH and SFDW on this venture. He is also giving a step-by-step talk with PCH engineers on how to bring your concepts to manufacture – at the Hub on June 20th, 11am – 12:30pm.
“Shore” Press Release

Marpi Digital Interactive Installation “Nature” in partnership with Britelite Immersive
Marpi, a San Francisco-based artist Marpicreates interactive designs and builds vast digital ecosystems that encompass both environments and creatures. His work provides windows into the same universe, where sound, gestures, and other inputs provide the basis for new forms of life. Marpi works with a small network of creative collaborators – designers, technologists, musicians, and others – to create exhibits.

Weaving, Stitching and Coding An exhibition about the intersection of art + tech curated by Christine Duval
The exhibition refers to the idea of the jacquard loom (tapestry) as the ancestor of the punch card and ultimately to the binary code that inspired Babbage and IBM. Participating Artists: Clive McCarthy, Beth Howe, Kira Dominguez Hultgren, Windy Chien, Tara del la Garza, JD Beltran, and Scott Minneman.

Paintzen Live Mural Painting
Paintzen, with the support of one of its San Francisco-based artists, will be executing a live painting demonstration to inspire visitors to paint their own spaces. Paintzen offers professional painting services to homeowners and interior designers, and offers a wide range of services – from standard painting to murals and more. Paintzen’s live mural installation will demonstrate the process of creating a decorative mural, from early concept to the final paint stroke. June 20, 6:30pm – 9:00pm. The reveal of the final mural approximately 9pm. Paintzen live mural painting at the Hub Opening Day, June 20, 2019. Pictured is a past mural installation, “Curry Ya” (2018) image courtesy of Paintzen.

The Essence of Community: An installation by Design Tech High School of Redwood City
What do our future designers, engineers, and artists think symbolizes the ‘essence of community’? In partnership with the Oracle Design team, the students of the Design Tech High School of Redwood City are applying their creativity, artistry, and technical know-how to express this through an interactive installation they’ll be debuting at SF Design week.

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