During the Festival, NYCxDESIGN is building off of the virtual Self-Guided Journeys platform to present a series of LIVE studio visits. Through these visits, the NYC design community and the interested public will have the opportunity to visit a variety of design destinations and interact with local creative leaders. Learn more about the program here.
Since its founding in 1981, Kenny Greenberg’s studio Krypton Neon has been an integral part of the Long Island City cultural landscape with its reputation as the undisputed neon studio for Broadway stage productions, Hollywood films, and significant museums and their collections.
The studio space itself offers an eclectic mix of glass blowing work stations, high vacuum processing equipment, vintage and modern neon signs and art, and ongoing works. Visitors can occasionally experience a hands-on neon making workshop within the working neon studio that introduces them to designing, heating and bending glass tubing as a starting point for creating a unique work of light. The studio’s convenient location near the Long Island City waterfront lets it draw inspiration from its diverse neighbors, including landscape designers, shop designers, photographers, musicians, sound studios, producers, lighting companies, and galleries, placing it in one of New York’s thriving artistic hubs.