New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) announced 2017 programming highlights for NYCxDESIGN, New York City’s celebration of global design. Now in its fifth installment, the program will include over 500 events throughout the five boroughs from May 3 – 24, 2017.
“New York City is the proud home to more than 7,500 firms that employ over 50,000 designers and generate over $555 million each year in city tax revenue. The fifth annual NYCxDESIGN reflects that growth with expanded programming that will highlight our talented designers, schools and businesses,” said NYCEDC President Maria Torres-Springer. “I encourage all New Yorkers to learn more about our design community and experience some of the newest program additions and trends that will be showcased throughout the five boroughs.” “We are thrilled to partner with NYCxDESIGN for a second year to promote New York City’s diverse design community. No matter the fair or show, borough of the city or design discipline, it’s about the community coming together in celebration of all things design, and it doesn’t get better than that!” said Cindy Allen, Editor in Chief of Interior Design.
Created in 2013 with the support of the New York City Council, NYCxDESIGN has grown in scope and popularity both locally and internationally. The event provides a unifying platform to showcase New York City’s diverse design community and its contributions to the city’s cultural fabric and economy of the five boroughs and some of the latest in global design.
Hosted at venues throughout New York City, NYCxDESIGN 2017 will include events such as exhibitions, installations, discussion forums, trade shows and open studios that focus on a wide range of disciplines such as urban, fashion, interior, interactive design and more. NYCxDESIGN programming is informed by a Steering Committee comprised of leaders from the city’s vast design community including numerous city agencies, public organizations, worldrenown museums, and trade organizations.
Key NYCxDESIGN events include ICFF, WantedDesign, CollectiveDesign, BKLYN Designs, NYCxDESIGN Awards, Frieze Art Fair, 2 Soho Design District, Tribeca Design District, Design Pavilion, American Design Club, the New York Design Center, graduate shows from the city’s leading design schools, and museum exhibitions.