New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) previewed programming that will be part of NYCxDESIGN 2018, New York City’s annual celebration of design. The sixth edition of the program will include hundreds of events throughout the five boroughs from May 11-23, 2018. The New York Collective Design 2018 is one of the best design events in North America, and we’re going to tell you everything you should expect from it.
The citywide celebration of design unites culture, education, and entertainment with a wide array of programming, including exhibitions, installations, trade shows, talks, open studios, and more.
“New York City is home to some of the most innovative and talented designers in the world, and we know this industry holds tremendous potential for good-paying jobs and economic opportunities for New Yorkers of all backgrounds,” said NYCEDC President and CEO James Patchett. “NYCEDC will always be an enthusiastic supporter of NYC’s design community, and we look forward to this year’s NYCxDESIGN.”
Hosted at venues throughout New York City, NYCxDESIGN 2018 will include events such as exhibitions, installations, discussion forums, trade shows and open studios that focus on a wide range of disciplines such as architecture, technology, graphic design, fashion, interior design, product design and more.
NYCxDESIGN programming is informed by a Steering Committee comprised of many leaders in New York City’s design community, representing a broad swath of design-related programs, events, organizations, and both academic and cultural institutions.
Key NYCxDESIGN events include ICFF, WantedDesign, Brooklyn Designs, NYCxDESIGN Awards, Design Pavilion,
Design Districts (SoHo Design District, Tribeca Design District, NoMad Design District and East Midtown Partnership), American Design Club, the New York Design Center, graduate shows from the City’s leading design schools, museum exhibitions and more.
For 2018, NYCxDESIGN is pleased to have Swiss watchmaker, Rado, return as the Official Watch Sponsor of NYCxDESIGN. As part of its participation, Rado will host the third stateside edition of the Rado Star Prize together with WantedDesign. This year’s theme will focus on the concept of “Design Inspired by Nature”- a theme that hopes to explore the influence nature can have on design. The call for entries for the competition opened on January 11, 2018, on the Rado Star Prize website (www.rado.com/radostarprize-us), and closes on March 9, 2018.
Full press release here: NYCxDesign 2018