NYCxDesign 2019: 7 Design Destinations To Visit In The City – From contemporary furniture fairs to inspiring installations and creative hub, these are the top design destinations that you must include your incredible city guide for the celebration of design in NYC!
NYCxDESIGN 2019 is the city’s annual celebration of design that moves many international attendees and designers since 2013. This incredible design celebration was organized by several institutions, like the New York City Economic Development Corporation, City agencies, the Mayor’s Office, City Council, and a steering committee composed of some of the City’s most renowned design institutions, retailers, manufacturers, entrepreneurs, curators, educators, editors and interior designers. Here are the top 7 design destinations that you must visit in the city from May 10-22:
#1 Times Square Design Pavilion
This trendy Design Pavilion is a free multi-day design happening, completely open to the public, offering a suite of live programming, site-specific structures, interactive environments, and platforms for innovation. For the NYCxDesign 2019 program, the organization decided to incorporate some inspiring initiatives like the Times Square Design Lab, Design Talks NYC, Design Market NYC, “Sound & Vision” from the American Design Club, “A Sense of New York” workshops exploring sensory experiences of the city, among others!
⇒ Address: Broadway & 7th Ave. from W. 42nd & 47th Sts., NYC
#2 Storefront for Art & Architecture
This cross-disciplinary forum for design ideas and inspiring events and competitions has been promoting innovation and public discourse around critical issues currently impacting art and architecture, since the 1980s. Under the direction of José Esparza Chong Cuy, the current executive director and chief curator, Storefront continues to host rigorous exhibitions at the intersection of art and design.
⇒ Address: 97 Kenmare St. btw. Cleveland Pl. & Mulberry St., NYC
#3 New York Design Center
Hosting about 100 showrooms, this interior center built in 1926 has been the design industry’s ultimate source for bespoke furniture, lighting, fabric, flooring and wallcoverings, and kitchen and bath accessories. For more than 85 years, the 16-story, 500,000- the square-foot center is the country’s oldest furniture and design building and a vital resource for A&D professionals.
⇒ Address: 200 Lexington Ave. btw. E. 32nd & 33rd Sts., NYC
#4 FortyOne Madison
First opened in 1974 as the New York Merchandise Mart designed by Emery Roth & Sons, this 23-floor glass-and-steel design building hosts more than 125 global design brands showrooms. With a wide range of product, categories, such as tableware, gifts, housewares, accent furnishings, and lighting from leading manufacturers, the design center is also the home to the New York Tabletop Show!
⇒ Address: 41 Madison Ave. at E. 26th St., NYC
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This new luxury project by Covet House seeks to inspire every design lover on the world and show to these people of how the craftsmanship at the highest level can elevate any design project! Also known as “The Mansion”, the staging project between Tessler Developments and Covet House, is located on the third floor at 172 Madison Avenue. Besides the stunning furnishings and lighting designs, from renowned luxury brands such as Boca do Lobo, Brabbu or DelightFULL, Covet NYC, the luxurious apartment, features some unique decorative accessories from the worldwide famous luxury brands, such as Lladró, Claus Porto, Arlene Angard and Baobab Candles.
⇒ Address: 72 Madison Avenue, NYC
#6 A&D Building
This building is one of the most famous inspiration sources for luxury interior design since it features more than 35 showrooms and 200,00 square feet of retail space. From the kitchen, bath, tile, and high-tech appliance, to residential furnishings, the A&D Building has everything you need for your high-end home decor.
⇒ Address: 150 E. 58th St. btw. Lexington & 3rd Aves, NYC
#7 Westfield World Trade Center
Opened in 2016, the modern architecture project, known as Oculus, was created by a Spanish architect, Santiago Calatrava. The modern building serves as a transit hub serving several subway lines as well as the PATH train to New Jersey. The Oculus building astounds visitors with its bone-white ribs and airy interior in the main atrium that is illuminated by a skylight that runs its entire length and is a downtown retail destination.
⇒ Address: 185 Greenwich St. at Fulton St, NYC
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