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NYCxDESIGN 2019 Event Calendar

Check out exhibitions, panel discussions, and other creative happenings during NYCxDESIGN2019, taking place in New York City May 10-22 and including ICFF, WantedDesign, and Brooklyn Designs. Follow #NYCxDESIGN on Twitter for live updates from the events!

May 2-31

Monday-Saturday 11am-5pm; Tuesday & Thursday 11am-8pm; Sunday 12pm-5pm

Event: 47th Annual Kips Bay Decorator Show House23 interior designers have transformed a 12,000-square-foot Upper East Side residence; tickets benefit the Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club

Location: 36-38 East 74th St.

May 8-24

Event: Ateliernovo pop-up shop in SoHo

Location: 96 Grand St.

May 10-12 | Friday 11am-9pm, Saturday-Sunday 11am-6pm

Event: Brooklyn Designs, showcasing design, architecture, and art talent based in Brooklyn

Location: Brooklyn Navy Yard, Building 77, 141 Flushing Ave., Brooklyn

May 9 – June 28 | 10am-6pm, open Tuesday-Saturday

Event: Kasmin gallery presents Jasper Morrison‘s solo exhibition of furniture.

Location: 297 Tenth Ave.

May 10 | 10am-6pm

Event: Nature Salons, co-organized with Cube design museum in the Netherlands, is an exhibition at the Cooper Hewitt featuring more than 60 groundbreaking works from designers across all disciplines who are collaborating with scientists, engineers, farmers, environmentalists, and nature itself to design a more harmonious and regenerative future.

Location: 2 E 91st St.

May 10-22 | 10am-6pm

Event: 1stdibs & Female Design Council present an exhibition of work by female artists and designers.

Location: Terminal Stores, 269 11th Ave., Lobby 4 – Floor 7

May 12 | 3pm-4pm

Event: Brooklyn Designs and Richard Beavers Gallery present “Storytelling with Art:” Learn the tools of the trade from interior designer Leyden Lewis of Leyden Lewis Design Studio and gallerist Richard Beavers of Richard Beavers Gallery.

Location: Brooklyn Navy Yard, Building 77, 141 Flushing Ave., Brooklyn 

May 12-14 | 8am-5pm

Event: Calico Wallpaper & Workstead lighting and wallpaper installation

Location: 220 Church St.

May 12-28

Event: Kin & Company and Asa Pingree present “Inside/Out,” an installation of avant-garde outdoor furniture from 20+ designers.

Location: Vale Park at the William Vale, 111 N 12th St., Brooklyn

May 13-15

Event: Design Pavilion presents the 2019 series of Design Talks NYC: a series of fascinating and culturally engaged conversations and stories.

Location: 4 Times Square (between West 42nd and West 43rd Streets at Broadway)

May 15 – June 28

Event: Pelle presents its conceptual lighting design installation.

Location: 56 W 22nd St., 8th Floor

May 16-20 | 11am-6pm

Event: WantedDesign Brooklyn at Industry City, a free, open-to-the-public event featuring exhibitions and workshops.

Location: Industry City, 274 36th St., Brooklyn

May 16 | Hours and events vary from showroom to showroom

Event: Tribeca Design DistrictA variety of showrooms and galleries in the neighborhood will be open for extended hours, cocktail receptions, and exhibit openings. 

Location: Key showrooms include Colony at 324 Canal St., 2nd Floor; David Weeks Studio at 38 Walker St.; Urban Archeology at 158 Franklin St.; Montauk Sofa at 42 Lispenard St.; and Stillfried Wien at 40 Walker St.

May 16 | 11am-7pm

Event: Pas De Calais x Trueing: Trueing’s newest lighting collection, Cerine, launches at the SoHo flagship of Pas de Calais.

Location: 482 Broome St.

May 17-31

Event: British designer Paul Smith partners with ceramics designer 1882 Ltd. to launch the Stack collection of limited-edition vases.

Location: 142 Greene St.

May 17-September 2

Event: A/D/O by MINI and Studio INI present “Urban Imprint” installation on people and the built environment.

Location: 29 Norman Ave., Greenpoint, Brooklyn

May 17-27 | 10am-7pm Monday-Saturday, 12pm-6pm Sunday

Event: Design Within Reach and Entireworld present “Dome Life” shoppable retail pop-up and installation.

Location: 110 Greene St.

May 17 – June 17 | 6pm-9pm

Event: USM & kinder MODERN present an installation of furniture and decorative art featuring custom furniture pieces commissioned by kM that include Elyse Graham, Fort Standard, and Paul Ketz.

Location: 28 Greene St.

May 17-22 | 10am-7pm

Event: Lee Broom will debut new editions of key pieces from his award-winning Observatory lighting collection.

Location: 34 Greene St.

May 17-31 | 10am-6pm

Event: Colony Art/Design Cooperative presents “Pas de Deux” exhibition: Colony’s designers will showcase a new work of design, furniture, lighting, textiles, or object, paired with a work of fine art of their choosing.

Location: 324 Canal St., 2nd Floor

May 17 – June 17 | 11am-6pm

Event: “Common Ground,” a showroom installation, will feature lighting and styled vignettes of spaces by both Henrybuilt and Ladies & Gentlemen Studio.

Location: 12 Crosby St.

May 18-21 | Saturday/Sunday/Monday 10am-7pm, Tuesday 10am-5pm

Event: WantedDesign Manhattan at the Terminal Stores, featuring more than 110 exhibitors plus workshops and Launch Pad 2019 for emerging designers. No fee for trade registrations; two-day public pass tickets available for Saturday-Sunday.

Location: Terminal Stores, 269 11th Ave.

May 18 | 2pm-3pm

Event: Be Original Americas panel discussion: Michael Hsu, a design and technology writer, will lead a panel of creative experts on Bauhaus design, including Carlo Gasparini, design manager for Alessi; Susan Lyons, president of Designtex; and Ben Watson, chief creative officer of Herman Miller.

Location: Terminal Stores, 269 11th Ave.

May 18 | 5pm-9pm

Event: Join Artemide in celebrating NYCxDesign at their SoHo showroom to preview the brand’s latest lighting innovations.

Location: 46 Greene St.

May 18-24 | 11am-7pm

Event: Next Level presents a designer-led and curated exhibition, paper lantern installation by NYC artists, and panels on sustainability and women in design.

Location: 718 Broadway

May 18 | 6:30pm-9pm

Event: Luceplan is hosting a preview of their American product launches and a presentation from designer Stephen Burks on the brand’s latest “all-in-one” acoustical solution, Trypta.

Location: 14 Wooster St.

May 19-24 | 10am-6pm

Event: “Cassina as Seen by Karl Lagerfeld,” a presentation of Cassinafurniture as photographed by Karl in Gerhard Steidl’s new book.

Location: 151 Wooster St.

May 19 | 2pm

Event: Tarkett & AIA NY present a design talk focused on design process and climate change.

Location: Terminal Stores, 269 11th Ave.

May 19-21 | 10am-5pm May 19, 10am-6pm May 20 – 21

Event: ICFF (trade only)

Location: Javits Center, 655 W 34th St.

May 20 | 2pm-3pm

Event: Next Level and Here Projects present a panel discussion on the impact of black culture in contemporary art, moderated by interior designer Everick Brown.

Location: 718 Broadway

May 20 | 5pm Cocktail Hour, 6pm-7pm Awards, 7pm-10pm ICFF Party

Event: NYCxDesign Awards, where winners will be announced live at the award ceremony hosted by Cindy Allen, Editor in Chief of Interior Design

Location: Pier 17, 89 South St.

May 22 | 10am-4pm

Event: ICFF (public and trade)

Location: Javits Center, 655 W 34th St.

May 22 | 11am-6pm

Event: Egg Collective‘s Tribeca showroom opens with collaborative designs by Callidus Guild and Hiroko Takeda and contemporary art by Mimi Jung, Kristina Riska, Matthew King, and more will be on view.

Location: 151 Hudson St.

Read more: Check out the 2019 Kips Bay Decorator Show House

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Highlights from WantedDesign Brooklyn

Industrial design students from Pratt paired with The American Hardwood Information Center for their Red Oak Reimagined exhibition. Photography courtesy of WantedDesign Brooklyn.


Yet another reason to journey across the river to the design-centric borough: WantedDesign Brooklyn 2019 has landed at creative hub Industry City and runs through Monday, May 20th. Downstairs you can preview the works of next-generation designers, with student contributions from as near as Pratt (industrial design students paired with The American Hardwood Information Center for their Red Oak Reimagined exhibition) and as far as Universidad Don Bosco, El Salvador and beyond.

Architecture-trained and Caracas, Venezuela-native Rodolfo Agrella designed his Ara lighting collection in collaboration with French brand Procédés Chénel. Photography courtesy of Rodolfo Agrella.


Upstairs, Rodolfo Agrella’s playful lighting installation features his unexpectedly fire-resistant and water-repellant Ara paper fixtures produced in collaboration with French brand Procédés Chénel.

California-based designer Elyse Graham traveled to France to craft glassware objects reminiscent of her original resin designs. Photography courtesy of Elyse Graham.


Designer Elyse Graham traded her preferred resin material for glass during a week-long residency at CIAV in Meisanthal, France as part of a transatlantic creative exchange. The resulting forms exult in changing colors of glass and applied pattern.

Read more: Preview the Manhattan and Brooklyn Editions of WantedDesign

California-based designer Elyse Graham traveled to France to craft glassware objects reminiscent of her original resin designs. Photography courtesy of Elyse Graham.

With 165 years of glassmaking experience, the Corning Museum of Glass GlassLab provided fodder for Nice-born designer Philippe Nigroto produce colorful objects in just five days, including sculptural totems and playful containers in the age-old material.

French designer Philippe Nigro worked in conjunction with Corning Glass Lab to produce colorful totems and objets. Photography courtesy of WantedDesign Brooklyn.


IC Locals: Timber!, a collection of works by Industry City-based designers and makers curated by Hannah Martin, shows the endless uses for the building-block material, including an organic form crafted via steam-bending by Matthias Pliessnig. While onsite, indulge in the many food venues and relax in generous outdoor spaces.

A sinuous structure in wood by Matthias Pliessnig weaves its way through Hannah Martin’s IC Locals: Timber! Grouping. Photography courtesy of WantedDesign Brooklyn.

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Highlights from #PLDSGN: Up-and-Coming Designers from Poland at WantedDesign

Look at Me Plates by Magda Pilaczynska. Photography courtesy of Magda Pilaczynska.


An exhibition and pop-up at WantedDesign in Manhattan is spotlighting emerging Polish design, from ceramics to jewelry and even toys. Titled #PLDSGN: Up-And-Coming Designers from Poland, the exhibit is presented by the Adam Mickiewicz Institute, an organization dedicated to showcasing Polish arts and culture on the international level. Throughout the exhibit, one trend is clear: a growing preference for sustainable manufacturing and the reduction of environmental impact.

Goods will be for sale at WantedDesign at the Terminal Stores in Manhattan through May 21, and at WantedDesign’s IC Store in Brooklyn from May 23 through June 13. The presentation coincides with the Institute’s launch of its Guide to Polish Design, a comprehensive online document surveying a century of Polish design. Here are five highlights from the exhibition.

Read more: Highlights from WantedDesign Brooklyn

Photography courtesy of Magda Pilaczynska.

Look at Me Plates by Magda Pilaczynska

Illustrator and designer Magda Pilaczynska adorns each of her porcelain dishes with spirited graphics and gilded detailing. Look at Me Plates measure 25 inches across and are equipped with a hanger, so they’re suited to walls as well as tables. Plus, each piece is unique—Pilaczynska crafts and fires each one by hand.

Photography courtesy of UAU Project.

Bubble 06 lamp by UAU Project

To sustain its goal of zero waste and zero emission, UAU Project generally makes its products to order—like this Space Age-inspired lamp, Bubble 06, which the company designed and 3D printed in recyclable bioplastic at its Warsaw studio.

Photography courtesy of ATOMY.

Bangle Bag No. 2 by ATOMY

ATOMY’s line of exclusively hand-sewn bags use only regional materials and plants, and none of it goes to waste. Take, for example, its Bangle Bag No. 2, which is handcrafted of fully organic, vegetable-tanned cowhide leather. It sports a robust wax coating for water resistance, along with a pair of circular 3D-printed handles that lend the tote its name.

Photography courtesy of bro.Kat.

Carbon jewelry by bro.Kat

Strongly influenced by its roots in Europe’s Silesia region, design collective bro.Kat forays into fashion with a new collection of carbon jewelry referencing the region’s days as a wealthy exporter of coal. It’s a project befitting the company’s name, which is both a nod to its home city of Katowice and a play on words, translating, roughly, to “black gold.”

Photography courtesy of Fenek.

Espresso cups by Fenek

At only four centimeters tall, these artisanal cups by Fenek are perfectly scaled for espresso. Handcrafted in porcelain, each features a small face—one of the Warsaw-based studio’s several hallmarks—along with quirky glazes in a range of abstract patterns. 

Read more: Q&A With WantedDesign Co-founders Odile Hainaut and Claire Pijoulat

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10 Questions With… Oliver Haslegrave


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In the Brooklyn workspace of Home Studios, stacks of thick books and enormous pin boards speak to the process of founder and creative director Oliver Haslegrave. Culling inspiration from travel, art, literature, and film, the designer develops a rich palette for each interiors project. He spins marbles, metals, and woods into cozy bars and restaurants that populate New York City and beyond (his latest include Bibo Ergo Sum in Los Angeles, Fausto and Elsa in Brooklyn, and the Spaniard and the Loyal in Manhattan). The studio’s emphasis on using custom products resulted in Homework, a furniture and lighting outfit that launched in 2017. Noting the increased breadth of the practice and continued popularity of its hospitality projects, WantedDesign and Bernhardt Design have named Haslegrave the recipient of the American Design Honors, for which he will present an installation at WantedDesign Manhattan from May 19-22.

Interior Design: You formalized your work in lighting and furniture design by launching the Homework division. What’s it been like to focus on product?

Oliver Haslegrave: It’s somewhat familiar in that we make a lot of custom decor for our interiors. But also new in that they’re made with no set context—they’re more like mixtapes in between or as a counterpoint to the interiors.

ID: What are you planning for your installation at WantedDesign?

OH: 5 new pieces: a clothing rack, two lamps, a standing mirror, and a bench. And maybe a few surprises.

ID: You have many projects in New York, but you’re ramping up in other places around the country (with upcoming projects in Memphis, San Diego, and Philadelphia). How does it feel to work elsewhere?

OH: Diversity is at the core of our work, and visiting many different cities is really increasing our horizon and vocabulary.

The Spaniard in Manhattan. Photography courtesy of Home Studios.

ID: You mentioned that your studio does regular film nights.

OH: Every 4 or 5 weeks we watch a film and focus on the production design. Film is a big reference for us (I was a film major), and production design is a strong parallel to what we do. We started this year. We’re watching Bottle Rocket, the Graduate, In the Mood for Love, Chinatown, Band of Outsiders, There Will Be Blood—about 10 in all.

The Loyal Restaurant in Manhattan. Photography courtesy of Home Studios.

ID: Where did you grow up, and how did it influence your work? 

OH: In Connecticut, near Rhode Island. My dad’s an architect, so I grew up working on job sites, which definitely shaped my work ethic.

Bibo Ergo Sum in Los Angeles. Photography courtesy of Home Studios.

ID: Latest design obsession? 

OH: Villa Borsani in Milan. I took a tour during Salone del Mobile and it was incredible. I liked pretty much everything: the use of space and material, Borsani’s own Tecno pieces, the curation of art by Lucio Fontana and others, and the thought and intent put into every decision.

ID: Latest interiors pet peeve? 

OH: The current rents in New York for small bars and restaurants are a drag!

Elsa in Brooklyn. Photography courtesy of Home Studios.

ID: A secret source you’re willing to share? 

OH:  The Strand. My favorite place.

Rendering of the Home Studios booth at WantedDesign 2018. Photography courtesy of Home Studios.

ID: An item you couldn’t live without?

OH: Good headphones—the big noise-cancelling kind. I’m always listening to music and really care about sound quality. New York also can be quite loud, and they help balance that out.

ID: Dream commission? 

OH: A hotel in Paris.

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