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NYCxDESIGN Festival 2024

May 16 - May 23

NYCxDESIGN Festival 2024

At the heart of NYCxDESIGN’s mission lies the NYCxDESIGN Festival, an annual citywide celebration featuring hundreds of design events, from exhibits and trade shows to talks and tours, drawing hundreds of thousands attendees from near and far, making it a must-attend for design enthusiasts worldwide.

The NYCxDESIGN FESTIVAL is New York City’s official celebration of design, and its most impactful annual design event. Each year the Festival is an opportunity to spotlight New York City as a leading global design center.

Festival Calendar of Events

Festival Features
NYCxDESIGN highlights community, inclusivity, and the broad coalition of design disciplines.
Their emblematic theme—Design is All Around Us—is showcased through their original programs.

  • NYCxDESIGN Keynote
    2024 marks the inauguration of the NYCxDESIGN Keynote series, a daily keynote through the festival week. They have invited designers and brands of all disciplines from around the world to share inspiring stories and vision.
  • The NYCxDESIGN App, powered by Bloomberg Connects
    Explore NYCxDESIGN Festival with their digital guide on Bloomberg Connects, the free arts and culture app.
  • NYCxDESIGN Festival Opening Party
    To kick off the NYCxDESIGN Festival week, join them at Mercer Labs to raise a toast to the upcoming exciting festivities, exhibitions, and events.
  • aspire
    At Aspire Design and Home their mission is intricately woven with purpose and passion, connecting directly with their community through exceptional in-person experiences.
  • NYCxDESIGNxSouvenir
    There is a time honored tradition to mark celebratory events with special souvenirs. To carry on this practice, for this exhibition, they called on 50+ New York designers to propose souvenir objects that celebrate New York City with all its character, energy, and diversity.
  • Emerging Designer Residency
    NYCxDESIGN and Arts Thread have teamed up again to showcase projects in a variety of disciplines by up and coming designers.
  • Ode to NYC
    NYCxDESIGN invites you to experience the joy and possibilities of New York City through the eyes of leading and emerging designers with An Ode to NYC.

International Spotlight
NYCxDESIGN presents International Spotlight, a glimpse at the 2024 design festival presentations offered by New York City-based consulates and trade commissions from around the world.

  • Oui! Design
    Villa Albertine announces the second edition of Oui Design!, a curated path of open studios, workshops, designer talks, and exclusive events.
  • Estonian Creative Experience
    Discover the soul of Estonian Design: Tradition meets the future in circularity and digital innovation
  • Italian Design Week
    For the second year in a row, the Italian Trade Agency will feature standout Made-in-Italy brands to promote Italian design excellence across Manhattan.

Special Spotlights

  • Soho Design Day
    This year, SDD celebrates its 10th anniversary: 10 years of design experiences, networking, and creativity in the company of the best design brands and an ever-growing community of professionals and design lovers.
    A groundbreaking public technology sculpture known as “The Portal” is set to form a visual bridge between New York City and Dublin, Ireland, launching this spring.
  • Design Day at the Yard
    Join the Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation and its partners for the 2nd annual “Design Day at the Yard.”
  • aspire
    At Aspire Design and Home their mission is intricately woven with purpose and passion, connecting directly with their community through exceptional in-person experiences.

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May 16
May 23
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