Design for a Cause at the Market Place – It’s Only Open to the Public Twice A Year – Friday 11/14/08 10 – 3PM Furniture Design Shopping at it’s Best

Did you ever wonder what was in that gigantic building at 2400 Market Street? I always did and when I heard they were having their bi-annually Design for a Cause which opens the building to the public for a two day event, I immediately made plans to cover it for PCC.The region’s most creative interior designers and florists will transform the Marketplace Design Center into delicate and unique environments showcasing the latest trends in home design and décor. On November 14 for $20 per person, tour the Marketplace Design Center and Design for a Cause vignettes for ideas and inspiration. Proceeds benefit the Foundation for Breast and Prostate Health. Please call 215.732.2300 for tickets. Hours are 10 – 3PM

Pictured here is artist Moe Brooker and Barbara Eberlein, Interior Designer (The flowers were done by artistic visionary Brian Kappra of Evantine Design )
The Marketplace is housed in a former Hudson Motor Car Co. assembly plant, which was built in 1920. From 1945-65, it was a Sears Roebuck warehouse, then served the same purpose for Gimbels Department store. By 1972, however, the property, which fronts the Schuylkill River, was vacant. Michelle Smith, Barbara Jackson and Bill Armstrong Bill is the Robert Allen Showroom manager and Barbara is the Robert Allen Regional Director.
Gary Roebery did the decorations in this room, Mark Mainville did the gloral arrangments and it’s Patrick Egan’s showroom. (I used to know Patrick Egan in my former life, and haven’t seen him in 15 years.) Gary said the event’s theme was Holidays and he went for the Harvest and Thanksgiving feel with the checkerd pattern on the walls, the light blue seashore feel place settings. Mark’s floral arrangements are free of flowers, but are made up of vegtable’s kale and fruit.
Eric Rymshaw and James Fulton of Fury Design;
Enjoy the hybrid environments with themes in fabrics, lighting, flowers and accessories.
Ida and Mac McCausland and their daughter Rachel.
Michelle Borden Bridget McMullin and Kristi Winninger
What you can’t see easily in this photo is the wall art, which is made up of guns, knives, and other weapons, things that you can literally find under the Christmas Tree.
Jane Corbman, Marc Phillips and Jill Braunstein
Greg Oosterhart, Alan Scott & Chuck Soldano
The event, sponsored by the Foundation for Breast and Prostate Health, is a fund raiser for the foundation and a great way for non-designers to get a first-hand look at the showrooms of the Design Center.

Founder of Charity Shelly Schwartz and husband Gordon Schwartz
Enjoy the hybrid environments with themes in fabrics, lighting, flowers and accessories.
Pastry Chef Peri Anderson with owner Amy Edelman of Night Kitchen Bakery

Bobbie Brodsky, Pedro Rodriguez arrived in the United States from Havana, Cuba in 1962. Having graduated from the American Design Institute in Havana, he entered the family interior design business which was concerned mainly with residential interiors and the decoration of yachts. After a brief stay in Miami he stopped in Philadelphia on his way to visit friends in New York and the rest, as they say, “is history”. Only three years later he was heading his own firm. and Thema Dubin and Babe Gnollman
Christina Price, Main Line Window Decor and Ida McCausland, Interior Design
Ashley Schaeffer and Kayce Cashman of Cashman & Associates

Patricia Crane, ASID, who designed this precarious chair display titled “In a perilous world, we are reaching for a cure”