Each May, hundreds of events — trade shows, exhibitions, product introductions and panel discussions — are hosted as part of NYCxDesign, a festival of all things related to architecture as well as furniture, product, fashion, interior and graphic design, and more. Here are highlights of the seventh edition.
“Aldo Bakker: Slow Motion” at Carpenters Workshop Gallery
Carpenters Workshop Gallery’s exhibition of work by the Dutch designer Aldo Bakker presents sculptural stools, tables and vessels rendered in stone, metal, porcelain, plastic foam and Japanese lacquer.
Through June 22 at 693 Fifth Avenue; carpentersworkshopgallery.com
“An Accelerated Culture” at Friedman Benda
The show’s curators, Libby Sellers and Brent Dzekciorius, drew inspiration from Douglas Coupland’s seminal 1991 novel “Generation X: Tales for an Accelerated Culture.” They have gathered furniture and objects by provocative Generation X designers such as Maarten Baas, Tord Boontje, Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, Matali Crasset, Konstantin Grcic and Thomas Heatherwick.
Through June 8 at 515 West 26th Street; friedmanbenda.com
Kips Bay Decorator Show House
The nation’s most hotly anticipated and widely studied show house has returned for the 47th time. Two dozen design and architecture firms were given free rein in a 12,425 square-foot townhouse on the Upper East Side, transforming it with their most creative, and lavish, ideas. Participants include established figures like Charlotte Moss, Cullman & Kravis, Peter Pennoyer, Sheila Bridges and Vicente Wolf, as well as newer talents like Corey Damen Jenkins, Jennifer Cohler Mason, Paloma Contreras, Studio DB and Young Huh. The designers Brian Gluckstein and Katherine Newman of Canada have brought stylish proposals from north of the border. All proceeds benefit the Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club.
Through May 30 at 36-38 East 74th Street;
“Le Corbusier and His Associates” at Magen H Gallery
The gallery’s exhibition features more than 40 works by the modernist master architect Le Corbusier for commissions in France and India.
Through June 14 at 54 East 11th Street; magenxxcentury.com
“Lina Bo Bardi & Giancarlo Palanti, Studio d’Arte Palma” at Gladstone 64
Gladstone’s Upper East Side outpost presents an exhibition focused on the 20th-century work of the Italian-born, Brazil-based architects Lina Bo Bardi and Giancarlo Palanti.
Through June 15 at 130 East 64th Street; gladstone64.com
“Scrapbook, McMillen Inc.” at The Gallery at 200 Lex powered by Incollect
A gallery space of furniture dealers is showing archival material — renderings, newspaper clippings and photos — from the 95-year-old interior design firm McMillen.
Through May 24 at 200 Lexington Avenue, 10th Floor; nydc.com
“The Chair” at The Future Perfect
Fifty one-of-a-kind chairs are on view at The Future Perfect, designed by international figures including Charles de Lisle, Kelly Wearstler, Martino Gamper, Eric Roinestad, Max Lamb, Piet Hein Eek and Tyler Hays.
Through June 1 at 55 Great Jones Street; thefutureperfect.com
“Corks” at Kasmin
The art gallery Kasmin is showing cork furniture, including bookshelves, tables and chairs, conceived by the British designer Jasper Morrison.
Through June 29 at 297 10th Avenue; kasmingallery.com
More than 60 Brooklyn-based designers, artisans and related companies present their latest offerings alongside installations by Cooler Gallery, Head Hi and the Textile Arts Center; a music listening lounge; and design-related talks, including a keynote by the architect Claire Weisz and the Brooklyn Navy Yard chief executive David Ehrenberg.
Through Sunday at Brooklyn Navy Yard, Building 77, 141 Flushing Avenue, Brooklyn; bklyndesigns.com
“Deeper Than Text” at 1stdibs Gallery
The Female Design Council curates an exhibition of dynamic works by female designers, artists and makers, including Egg Collective, Felicia Ferrone, Front Design, Kiki van Eijk and Elish Warlop.
Through May 31 at 269 11th Avenue, seventh floor;
A bevy of installations and events takes over Times Square plazas for Design Pavilion. Highlights include a landlocked 60 foot-long, 50,000-pound yacht from Azimut|Benetti Group; a tiny house made from unexpected materials such as sand, silica and glass by Fernando Mastrangelo Studio; the FutureHAUS solar home from Virginia Tech; a rotating carousel of chairs under a chair-shaped canopy by the School of Visual Arts; and “Sound + Vision,” new work from the American Design Club.
Through May 22 in Times Square; design-pavilion.com
Nature-Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial
The Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum’s latest triennial, co-organized with Cube design museum in the Netherlands, explores projects by designers working with nature in the face of climate change and ecological crises.
Through Jan. 20 at 2 East 91st Street; cooperhewitt.org
Grouphug collective is exhibiting product concepts and prototypes addressing energy and the environment at the Usagi gallery.
Through Sunday at 163 Plymouth Street, Brooklyn; grouphugtech.com
The consular residences of Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden host a series of playful talks, each with a pair of designers engaged in a card game.
Through May 22, various locations; fciny.org
NYCxDesign Student Showcase Night
Parsons School of Design hosts presentations of work based on the theme “Power” by students at the Cooper Union, the Fashion Institute of Technology, Parsons, Pratt and the School of Visual Arts.
One night only at 66 West 12th Street; newschool.edu
“Patterns of Light” at Rich Brilliant Willing
The lighting company is showing its new collection of oversized pendant lamps made from sailcloth.
Through May 22 at 50 Greene Street; richbrilliantwilling.com
“Arcade” at the Merchants Square Building
The Brooklyn-based design firms Workstead and Calico Wallpaper introduce new lighting and wallpaper in a joint lobby installation.
Through May 21 at 220 Church Street; workstead.com and
Coil + Drift Pop-Up
The design firm Coil + Drift opens a temporary showroom to showcase “Assemblage,” a new collection of lighting, as well as its furniture range.
Through May 19 at 2 Rivington Street; coilanddrift.com
“Unnatural Habitat” at Pelle
The design studio Pelle is exhibiting its new lighting and furniture collections.
Through June 28 at 56 West 22nd Street, eighth floor;
Lindsey Adelman Showroom Opening
The lighting designer Lindsey Adelman has filled a new showroom with branching and sculptural fixtures, including recent and archival designs. Normally open only by appointment, it will have public hours for NYCxDesign.
Through May 18 at 324 Lafayette Street, seventh floor;
Orior Showroom Opening
Orior, an Irish furniture maker, opens a showroom in TriBeCa.
Ongoing at 11 Harrison Street; oriorfurniture.com
“Pas de Deux” at Colony
The cooperative space Colony presents an exhibition — billed as a duet between design and art — of new works from 14 American designers exhibited with, and informed by, works of fine art.
Through May 31 at 324 Canal Street, second floor; goodcolony.com
Tribeca Design District Night
Furniture showrooms and galleries in the neighborhood, including David Weeks Studio, Urban Archaeology, Montauk Sofa and Stillfried Wien, extend their opening hours to host exhibition openings, cocktail receptions and other events.
The Brooklyn outpost of the popular WantedDesign fair doubles in size this year with exhibitions and workshops spread over 50,000 square feet. Programming includes a showcase of more than 25 international design schools, an open factory hosted by the Brazilian designer Humberto Campana that will produce objects and a permanent installation, an exhibition of local designers making exquisite works from wood, and the fruits of the Transatlantic Creative Exchange, an annual project that pairs American and French designers and manufacturers to realize new objects.
Through May 20 at Industry City, 274 36th Street, Brooklyn;
“Dome Life” at Design Within Reach
Design Within Reach partners with the fashion brand Entireworld on a pop-up store that inhabits four geodesic domes in the furniture retailer’s SoHo location.
Through May 27 at 110 Greene Street; dwr.com
An annual cooperative exhibition, founded by Asher Israelow, Patrick Weder, Hart, Here Projects and Eskayel, presents the work of more than 40 independent designers and artists, as well as paper lanterns customized by 70 New York-based creatives in collaboration with Pearl River Mart.
Through May 24 at 718 Broadway; next-levelnyc.com
Nomad Design District Night
Showrooms in the neighborhood such as B&B Italia, DDC, Luxury Living, Poliform and Suite NY stay open late for product introductions and cocktail receptions.
Various locations; nddnyc.com
“Urban Imprint” at A/D/O
Studio INI, founded by the London- and Athens-based designer and engineer Nassia Inglessis, presents a large-scale kinetic installation in the courtyard of the creative space A/D/O, which shifts its shape in response to human movement.
Through September at 29 Norman Avenue, Brooklyn; a-d-o.com
SoHo Design District Night
Showrooms in the neighborhood, including Artemide, Cassina, Cappellini, Foscarini, Gandia Blasco, Lee Broom, Luceplan, Poltrona Frau and Tom Dixon, stay open late for product launches, cocktail receptions and other events.
With an overarching focus this year on “conscious design” and sustainability, the Manhattan outpost of WantedDesign presents international pavilions from countries including Argentina, Mexico, Poland, Brazil, El Salvador and Egypt. Featured areas include Look Book, a portfoliolike presentation of North American designers producing upscale custom works; Launch Pad with Design Milk, for emerging designers; and a special exhibition featuring the work of Arielle Assouline-Lichten, the founder of Slash Objects, who received this year’s American Design Honors, sponsored by WantedDesign and Bernhardt Design.
Through May 21 at Terminal Stores, 269 11th Avenue;
Fritz Hansen at Sean Kelly Gallery
The Danish furniture company Fritz Hansen partners with Sean Kelly Gallery to showcase its wares in five rooms of different programming, including live furniture construction, an exhibition focused on Poul Kjaerholm and a dining experience.
Through May 20 at 475 10th Avenue; fritzhansen.com
Featuring more than 900 exhibitors and attracting more than 38,000 visitors each year, the international contemporary furniture fair is the largest event of NYCxDesign. Featured areas include ICFF Studio, a showcase of furniture prototypes by emerging designers; the Milk Stand, a pop-up shop by Design Milk; and Ventura New York — the Dutch edition, which presents the work of 17 Dutch studios.
Through May 22 at Jacob K. Javits Convention Center; icff.com
TimesTalks x T Magazine
Tom Delavan, a New York Times design editor, moderates a conversation with Ian Schrager, and Robin Standefer and Stephen Alesch of Roman and Williams about breaking creative boundaries and the next big ideas in modern design and interiors.
One night only, 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. at The Times Center, 242 West 41st Street; timestalks.com
“Day of Design” at New York Design Center
Showrooms throughout the 16-story New York Design Center will host tours, events with notable designers, product launches and other activities.
One day only at 200 Lexington Avenue; nydc.com
“Interlude” at Apparatus
The design firm Apparatus opens its studio to present a new, limited-edition collection of furniture and lighting in materials including alabaster, eel skin and Carpathian burl.
Through May 22 at 124 West 30th Street, fourth floor;
Egg Collective Showroom Opening
The design studio Egg Collective opens a storefront showroom with a new collection and collaborative works with Callidus Guild and Hiroko Takeda.
Ongoing at 151 Hudson Street, eggcollective.com
Mauro Mori at Les Ateliers Courbet
The Italian sculptor and furniture maker Mauro Mori introduces a new collection of handcrafted pieces for Les Editions Courbet.
Through July 22 at 134 10th Avenue; ateliercourbet.com
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