NYCxDesign 2016 Preview

At a press conference held last month at New York City’s Museum of Arts & Design, organizers of NYCxDESIGN announced a new design award, creative campaign, and other new programs and initiatives for 2016. The fourth annual citywide celebration of design, NYCxDESIGN takes place from May 3rd to 17th. The event will be three days longer than last year, and will include exhibitions, trade shows, talks, launches, and open studios hosted at venues throughout all five boroughs.

This year, Interior Design magazine and ICFF will present the first annual NYCxDESIGN Awards, a global design competition celebrating achievement across major areas of design including architecture, interiors, products, craft, and technology. Submissions are open to all fairs, exhibitors, and design firms until April 13th and winners will be announced on May 14th at the MoMA. For more information, go to

Other big news is a new program called Design Pavillion that consists of a nine day public “activation” at Astor Place in Greenwich Village. A curated set of interactive displays will bring design and innovation to the streets of New York.

With more events than one person could possibly attend, there should something for everyone. Some returning NYCxDESIGN participants for 2016 include: BKLYN DESIGNS, Collective Design, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, Design Trust for Public Place, FIT, Frieze Art Fair, ICFF, Museum of Arts and Design, Parsons School of Design, Pratt Institute, Sight Unseen OFFSITE, and WantedDesign (Brooklyn and Manhattan). For more info visit

A press conference for NYCxDESIGN 2016 was held at the Museum of Arts & Design. © Rita Catinella Orrell
Interior Design editor in chief Cindy Allen introduced the NYCxDESIGN Awards program. © Rita Catinella Orrell



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Images courtesy of NYC & Company and NYCEDC, except where noted.




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