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Must-See Events at NYCxDESIGN

Must-See Events at NYCxDESIGN

April 25th, 2018 | Design

New York City’s celebration of all elements of design accumulates every year at NYCxDESIGN. The annual event showcases exhibitions, workshops, open studios, product launches, roundtable discussions, and more citywide, attracting hundreds of thousands of designers and enthusiasts across the globe.

This year’s NYCxDESIGN takes place May 11-23 througout the city’s five boroughs, with most events free and open to the public.

Our boutique Royalton Park Avenue Hotel is excited to welcome guests staying for this year’s event. Here is our list of NYCxDESIGN events you don’t want to miss.

BKLYN Fashion Academy Presents: Mode en Couleur Runway Show

This fashion show held at the Brooklyn Public Library showcases the work of 15 aspiring fashion designers that attended the BKLYN Fashion Academy’s 12-week intensive. See the students transform models into walking works of art. May 11, 7-10 pm. Brooklyn Public Library, 10 Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn

Tea & Talk: Jewelry of Ideas

Enjoy afternoon tea and an insider’s perspective of “Jewelry of Ideas: Gifts from the Susan Grant Lewin Collection.” Celebrate contemporary jewelry with Susan Grant Lewin and over 100 modern and contemporary jewelry designers. May 16, 3-4:30 pm. $30 General admission. Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, 2 East 91st Street, Manhattan

ddc Celebrates NYCxDESIGN with special guest Peter Marino

One of the largest multi-brand collections in luxury design, ddc unveils a curated selection from Salone on May 18. The display will include custom pieces designed for the occasion, as well as the limited edition Black Belt vase collaboration between Murano glass pioneer Venini and the beloved architect Peter Marino, who will be in attendance. May 18, 6-9 pm. Free. DDC Domus Design, 134 Madison Avenue, Manhattan

The Future of Design is Biology

Join Genspace and four panelists to discuss how biotechnology is transforming living organisms into the next medium for design. See how artists, designers and companies are using biology in fashion, products and architecture. Leading experts include designer, artist and researcher Orkan Telhan; the principal and head designer of Danielle Trofe Design; synthetic biologist and assistant professor of biomedical engineering at Columbia University Tal Danino; physicist, chemist, and professor Theanne Schiros; and Genspace cofounder Daniel Grushkin. May 19, 4-6 pm. $10. Genspace, 140 32nd St., Suite 108, Brooklyn

SoHo Design District Celebrates NYCxDESIGN

The SoHo Design District will host open showrooms and more in honor of NYCxDESIGN. Visit the SoHo Design District website for showroom information, locations, and more. May 19, 6-9 pm. Mostly free; some RSVPs required to particular showrooms. SoHo Design District, SoHo, Manhattan

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