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NYCxDESIGN Festival

May 16 - May 23

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NYCxDESIGN Festival, New York’s design week, returns May 16-23, 2024. The theme for 2024 is ‘Design is All Around Us,’ which expresses the inclusiveness of design through its various disciplines. NYCxDESIGN, in fact, includes a trade show, ICFF, several exhibitions and public installations, and a rich program of talks. Thus, NYCxDESIGN makes New York City a design center. 

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NYCxDESIGN Pavilion in 2018

Among the main events, we can mention NYCxDESIGNxSouvenir and the Emerging Designer Residency at The Shops & Restaurants at Hudson Yards, Level 1, May 16-23. Then, there’s the ICFF – International Contemporary Furniture Fair, which takes place at the Jacob Javits Center, May 19-21. The Interior Design NYCxDESIGN Awards ceremony, on the other hand, takes places on May 20. The event also involves the Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum, the New York Schools of Design, and many Museums of Art and Design in New York.

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New York Uptown the City of Lights by Foscarini, 2023

A rich program of keynote speakers

The keynote program unfolds daily, inviting top designers and brands worldwide to explore their visions of architecture, interior design, technology, product design, and more. The talks will address the urgent needs of our world, embracing design as a tool to solve problems and contribute positively to the challenges of tomorrow. Keynote speeches include ‘Supercharging Creativity & Design with AI,’ by Adobe, on May 16. IBM, on the other hand, presents ‘Unity not Uniformity,’ on May 17. ‘Vision for Visionaries: Design in AR,’ curated by MagicLeap, is on May 20. The National September 11th Memorial & Museum, on May 21, presents a keynote on architecture. Finally, Samsung, on May 22, presents ‘Get Smart: Embracing Smart Technology in Design.’

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For the first time, the NYCxDESIGN Festival will have its app, in partnership with Bloomberg Connects. The free app will be linked to a map, directly guiding users to events of interest.

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NYCxDESIGN Salvage Swings, 2019

A public program for New York design festival

At the center of the Flatiron South public plaza, the Flatiron NoMad Improvement District (BID) will host a public art installation for the Festival, a remark on New York’s role as a design center.

The Madison Avenue Business Improvement District (BID), on the other hand, will present the second annual Madison Avenue Design Week, May 16-23. Here, there will be visits to custom collections, various exhibitions, and more. On May 18, the SoHo Design District will celebrate its 10th anniversary, during Soho Design Day Out. The Brooklyn Navy Yard will sponsor the second annual ‘Design Day at the Yard’ on May 18, with several events celebrating the importance of supporting local designers. The Union Square Partnership (USP), in collaboration with the NYC Department of Transportation Art Program, will unveil the 4th annual mural on East 14th Street in Union Square. Through May 17, the 7,500-square-foot asphalt mural will celebrate the Union Square neighborhood’s rich history and cultural significance.

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Samuel Ross at Friedman Benda Gallery, 2023

The New York schools and museums of art and design at NYCxDESIGN

The NYCxDESIGN Festival includes several New York schools of design exhibitions, such as Pratt Institute, Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), Parsons Industrial Design MFA Program, School of Visual Arts (SVA), and New York Institute of Technology (NYIT). This spring, participants will be able to explore the Guggenheim Museum’s ‘Jenny Holzer: Light Line installation and the Cooper Hewitt Design Museum’s ‘Acquired! Shaping the National Design Collection’ and others. The New York Museum of Art and Design exhibitions are open to the public. Visit the NYCxDESIGN website from April 1 for more information.

An International Festival

Now a regular feature on the international design calendar, the Festival has continued to expand, welcoming new participants from the global design community. For the first time, Estonian design will be present at NYCxDESIGN, with the exhibition ‘Upmade in Estonia.’ For the second year in a row, the Italian Trade Agency (ITA) is collaborating with Italian brands, with special events organized by Rimadesio, Poltrona Frau, Natuzzi, Kartell, Poliform, FLOU, Technogym, Florim, and others. Villa Albertine’s ‘Oui Design!’ returns for its second edition of French design with a curated itinerary of open studios, galleries in Chelsea, a presentation in the D&D Building, and more.

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Jan Kath, Teppiche, Carpet Design, Kollektion Raphael Brunk, 2023

Why visit

NYCxDESIGN connects and amplifies the design community as it meets in New York City this week. The Festival, founded in 2012, has an international reputation and is the official annual citywide celebration of design. It hosts approximately 190 events, including New York museums and schools of art design exhibitions. Thanks to exhibitions, talks, and installations, the Festival showcases the diverse talents of the city’s designers, creators and makers, as well as cutting-edge design firms, districts, and academic institutions. This Festival attracts more than 300,000 visitors to the city, and it hosts hundreds of events on design and innovation, creativity, culture, inclusivity, and sustainability. It is also an opportunity to explore alternative routes to the usual tourist routes, visiting design studios and showrooms. As a result, New York has become a design center worldwide. 

NYCxDESIGN, New York City, May 16-23, 2024

For professionals and general public
Size: about 200 events, 300,000 visitors
Various locations 
Some events require an entrance fee
Visit NYCxDesign.org for info

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Start:
May 16
End:
May 23
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New York, NY United States + Google Map

Details

Start:
May 16
End:
May 23
Event Category:
Event Tags:

Venue

Different venues
New York, NY United States + Google Map