The Best Installations during NYCxDesign

Each May, New York, welcomes even more demonstrations of great design during NYCxDesign. Once known as New York Design Week, the event, which encompasses five fairs (ICFF, Wanted Design Brooklyn and Manhattan, Sight Unseen, and Brooklyn Designs), has sprawled out in recent years to take over the better part of May and most of the city’s boroughs. From Brooklyn’s Industry City to the Javits Center on the banks of the Hudson River-and everywhere in between- there good design to be seen across the city.

 Collaborations, Pop-Ups, and More During NYCxDesign

Designing Women II: Masters, Mavericks, Mavens l Photo: Hannah Whitaker

Egg Collective revived its Designing Women installation for a second year, this time working with Kinder Modern’s Lora Appleton to curate a wide-reaching selection of design made by women.


Next Level l Image courtesy of Next Level.

The Next Level design gallery makes its debut at NYCxDesign with a show of pieces of Fort Standard, Avo, Huy Bui, Nita and more. The exhibition is organized and curated by Asher Israelow, Eskayel, Hart Textiles, Here Projects, and Patrick Weder, and aims to celebrate the artists and designers who are elevating the standards of design exhibition to the “next level,” as the boundaries between art and design continue to dissolve.


Erez Nevi Pana at Friedman Benda

Following a showcase of his work curated by Maria Cristina Didero in Milan last month called Vegan Design, New York’s Friedman Benda brings a selection of Pana’s environmentally-friendly creations to the U.S. for the first time.


The Principals at Saturdays NYC l Photo: Julia Robbs

For the installation, The Principals have stacked their modular Prism planters into a sculptural structure in the Saturdays backyard where, hopefully, they’ll see some springtime sun sometime soon. 31 Crosby Street. —Hadley Keller


Kinder Modern l Photo: Clemens Kois

Kinder Modern founder Lora Appleton has transformed her Manhattan studio space into a veritable gallery space for NYCxDesign with a showcase of playful


Bec Brittain x John Hogan l Photo: Lauren Coleman Photography

For their NYCxDesign project, lighting designer Bec Brittain and glass artist John Hogan teamed up to create artful fixtures using glass pieces Hogan had created as interpretations of the Aries celestial system.


Opening Ceremony x Crosby Studios l Photo: Mikhail Loskutov

The line will make its official debut in two installations during NYCxDesign: One in Collective Concept, Collective Design’s presentation at ICFF (May 20–23), and another at Opening Ceremony’s Howard Street flagship (May 15–29). —Hadley Keller


Camille Walala Mural

The project is the largest façade Walala has ever painted. Industry City, 274 36th Street, Brooklyn. —Hadley Keller

Source: Architectural Digest*