Boston Chapter

Boston, MA Blog

May 2, 2013 

Thursday, 5pm – 6:30pm

Free for members, $10 for guests

Attendees: 1


In September 2012 Design Museum Boston invited individuals and teams from around the world to design an iconic bench or ‘street seat’ for the Fort Point Channel in South Boston’s up and coming Innovation District. The goal of the challenge is to improve the livability of this burgeoning urban area, using design, while being socially and environmentally conscious.

They received over 170 entries from all over the world — 23 countries in all were represented. The judges selected 20 semi-finalists that best met the design criteria including: innovation, durability, sustainability, aesthetics, and comfort. The winning entries were inspired by the rich history of the Fort Point community and the possibilities of Boston’s Innovation District. The semi-finalists receive a grant from Design Museum Boston and the Street Seats sponsors to fabricate their full-scale bench for an outdoor design exhibition and walking tour around the Channel.


January 14, 2013 

Monday, 5:30-7pm

Free for members, $10 for guests

Attendees: 20


Dayton “Joe” Deetz, President of Visual Magnetics, and Gary D’Ercole of Seaport Graphics will host an event that will give us a glimpse into state of the art printing materials and adhering methods for a wide variety of design applications.

Visual Magnetics ( is a patented large-scale graphic system that matches magnetic-receptive technologies with the highest quality print media – it allows designers to create dynamic wall graphics that can be easily changed when needed.

Seaport Graphics ( evolved from Chroma Copy (the first Cibachrome photo lab in Boston) into one of the premier specialty printing shops in the region, allowing designers to choose from over 20 printing substrates and techniques.



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