Your Cheat Sheet To NYCxDesign’s Biggest Events

With exciting programming highlighting the latest in architecture, art, furniture, lighting and more, NYCxDESIGN is set to take on the city’s five boroughs May 10 through May 22. As hundreds of thousands of attendees and global creatives prepare to attend more than 400 events across the metropolitan area, we break down some of the year’s key events and why they’re worth noting.

CONTEMPORARY FLAIR

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The What: ICFF

The When: May 19-22

The Where: Jacob K. Javits Center

The Elevator Pitch: Discover what’s new and next in design as more than 900 exhibitors from around the world come together at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair to showcase innovative products and solutions to more than 36,000 design professionals.

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INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

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The What: WantedDesign

The When: May 16-20 (Brooklyn) and May 18-21 (Manhattan)

The Where: Industry City in Sunset Park (Brooklyn) and Terminal Stores in Chelsea (Manhattan)

The Elevator Pitch: Dedicated to fostering cultural relationships and supporting the international design community, WantedDesign will feature exhibitions, workshops and conversations to appeal to students and professionals alike.

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BEST OF BROOKLYN

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The What: Brooklyn Designs

The When: May 10-12, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The Where: Brooklyn Navy Yard, Building 77

The Elevator Pitch: Sixty-plus Brooklyn-based brands and studios come together in this shoppable display of furnishings, lighting, accessories and technology. Expect panels, workshops, insider tours, demos, live murals and more.

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WALK-IN

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The What: Design Pavilion NYC

The When: May 10-22, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

The Where: Times Square (Broadway and 7th Avenue, from West 42nd to West 47th streets)

The Elevator Pitch: In the heart of Manhattan, this free and public event sees pedestrian plazas come alive with interactive installations, performances, retail and work by top design professionals around the globe. Part of the programming, Design Talks will feature a discussion series featuring leading talent in architecture, design, art and more.

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WINNER’S CIRCLE

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The What: NYCxDESIGN Awards

The When: May 20

The Where: Pier 17

The Elevator Pitch: In collaboration with Interior Design magazine (a Luxe Interiors + Design sister publication), the awards will honor top products and projects — from architecture to interiors and beyond — from this year’s NYCxDESIGN programming.

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SANDOW, the parent company of Luxe Interiors + Design, will take over operations of NYCxDESIGN in 2020.

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