NYCxDesign kicks off tomorrow for 11 days of design-filled fun

Get ready, design types: NYCxDesign, New York’s “official citywide celebration of design,” begins tomorrow. The 11-day series of events — filled with trade shows, talks, exhibitions and open studios — serves, in part, to establish a platform to showcase emerging design trends and highlight the established ones.

The festivities will take place in all five boroughs, and will include all types of design, from architecture to products. Most are free of charge.

Events include’s “First Things First” exhibition in May 17 that will show prototype home product and furniture designs by up-and-coming design talent from all over the globe. 

“Obsoletely Fabulous: Reimagining Old Technology through Home Design,” will be hosted by the School of Visual Arts on May 14. It will display funky work by first-year MFA design students, such as a chair made from typewriters and a fireplace made from encyclopedias. “Wayfinding: 100 NYC Public Scultures” is an all-day event on May 20 that lets participants go on guided paths through the city to find public sculptures.

Interested in learning more? Check out for full program details. — Zachary Kussin


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