Exhibits to check out during NYCxDesign

Every May, New York City becomes a centre for creativity and design for the annual design festival, NYCxDesign.

In its sixth year, NYCxDesign has grown exponentially, and is more popular than ever. This citywide celebration of design takes place across all five boroughs, as showrooms open their doors and designers display installations, brands exhibit new product launches and more.

Besides the major exhibitions Sight Unseen and Wanted Design, and furniture fair ICFF, here are a few must-see exhibits to check out:


A/D/O Spirit of the City

A/D/O is hosting an installation by London studio United Visual Artists that explores the physical and emotional response individuals experience when navigating through New York City.  Located in the venue’s courtyard, the artist has placed a series of 9ft golden mirrored columns that rotate to create an array of reflections and illusions of the space. This movement has been pre-programmed for a 24-hour cycle to reflect data gathered on the daily activity of New York. These patterns of motion create a sticking display and illicit a physical and emotional response. Spirit of the City is open to the public from May 18th until September 2nd in the courtyard at A/D/O, 29 Norman Avenue.


Egg Collective’s Designing Woman II: Masters, Mavericks, & Mavens


Female owned and lead design studio, Egg Collective, held its second Designing Woman installation. This year, Designing Woman II: Maters, Mavericks, & Mavens features work from both contemporary and historical female voices.

The selected works are intended to foster a conversation about how woman have achieved successes, blazed trails, and furthered their craft over time.  Designing Women II is open now and runs until 1 June 2018, at Egg Collective’s showroom, 304 Hudson Street.


Raquel’s Dream House

A physical manifestation of the @ettoresottass Instagram account, run by Raquel Cayre. The account, which pays tribute to Memphis Milano Founder Ettore Sottsass, has over 90k followers and counting ever since Raquel interpreted the account into a real-life exhibition. Taking over all four stories of a SoHo townhouse, this showroom of punchy, playful designs explore 80s and 90s Italian Design, as well as contemporary designers such as R&Company and Coming Soon New York.

Raquel’s Dream House is open through May 31 at 79 Greene Street, Monday-Sunday, 11AM-7PM.


There are so many more exhibits continuing into the weekend and next week. Be sure to check out nycxdesign.com for the full list of events.

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