October 26, 2021

NYCxDESIGN Returns with Annual Design Festival November 11-18 and Special 10th Anniversary Edition May 10-20, 2022

WHAT: NYCxDESIGN’s annual Design Festival will return next month from November 11-18 followed by the Festival’s 10th Anniversary Edition, which will be held from May 10-20, 2022. After an extended hiatus, the Festival will safely reconnect NYC’s expansive design community with the public, showcasing how design can rebuild, reimagine, and shape the city’s renewal in ways that bring more equity, access and inclusion to bear. Working closely with the Festival’s anchor tradeshows, ICFF, WantedDesign Manhattan, BDNY and strategic partners, NYCxDESIGN is thrilled to support the immense talent and diversity of the city’s designers, makers, and manufacturers, along with cutting-edge design businesses and districts, and leading cultural and academic institutions through its programming. With 100+ events celebrating design, innovation, creativity, culture, inclusivity, sustainability and resiliency, the Festival underscores New York City as the destination for world-class design. 

WHO: NYCxDESIGN, the non-profit committed to supporting, empowering, and growing the city’s design ecosystem through its annual Design Festival and year-long programming. 

WHEN, WHERE, HOW: 
NYCxDESIGN Festival — November 11-18, 2021 
The public is invited to plan their journey for the upcoming November 2021 Festival at festival.nycxdesign.org. With this new website, visitors can explore the 100+ events hosted across the five boroughs, from design talks and exhibitions to tours and installations. 

NYCxDESIGN Festival: 10th Anniversary Edition — May 10-20, 2022 
Event registration for the May 2022 Festival will open in late November 2021. Event organizers are invited to start planning their participation in the 10th Anniversary edition now.

  • Anchor shows including ICFF, WantedDesign, and Design Pavilion will return in 2022 as part of the Festival.

Please contact Valerie Hoffman, Program Director, for inquiries around NYCxDESIGN partnerships ([email protected]).   

About NYCxDESIGNDesign is core to New York City’s identity and creative DNA. At NYCxDESIGN, our mission is to support, empower, and grow the city’s incredible design sector. Our internationally renowned Annual Design Festival, established in 2013, showcases the immense talent and diversity of the city’s designers, makers, and manufacturers, along with cutting-edge design businesses and districts, and world-class cultural and academic design institutions. The Festival attracts 300,000+ national and international visitors to the city, generating significant economic activity across the boroughs with hundreds of events about design and innovation, creativity, culture, inclusivity, sustainability, and resiliency. As a non-profit organization, NYCxDESIGN also runs an impactful year-round program increasing diversity, equitable opportunity, and inclusion within the city’s design professions. We educate the city’s young adults about design and inspire them to become the city’s designers of tomorrow. With new executive leadership, and recently granted 501(c)(3) tax exempt status, NYCxDESIGN is catalyzing an exciting and thriving design sector for all of New York City. NYCEDC and SANDOW Design Group are key, ongoing supporters of NYCxDESIGN. The 2021 presenting sponsor of the organization and its programming is Caesarstone, the 2021 November Festival sponsors are Industry City, Glen Gery, and Brooklyn Navy Yard, and this year’s media partners are MetropolisLuxe Interiors & DesignInterior DesignThe New York TimesThe Hearst Design Collection (House Beautiful, Elle Decor, and Veranda)Vox MediaThe Architect’s NewspaperSixtysixArchitectural RecordBrownstoner and Design Milk.

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