NYCxDESIGN is driven by core values deeply rooted in community and creativity, always mindful of inclusivity, equality, diversity, sustainability, and regenerative design for the greater good of humanity.

Beyond its annual Festival, NYCxDESIGN’s year-round programming serves as a robust platform for the diverse spectrum of design talent found in New York City. 

Whether showcasing students, emerging designers, or highly decorated professionals across various design disciplines, our programs foster an environment for sharing, educating, learning, and uniting. The overarching aim is to address the pressing needs of our world with attention and care, inspiring the next generation to embrace design as a tool for solving problems and contributing positively to tomorrow’s challenges.

Sonia Delaunay: Living Art

Bard Graduate Center Gallery 18 West 86th St., New York City, United States

Sonia Delaunay (1885–1979) was one of the most influential artists of the twentieth century. Living Art comprises almost 200 objects, including textiles, furniture, books, and mosaics, reflecting Delaunay’s kaleidoscopic output through all periods of her career from the early Parisian avant-garde of the 1910s to the spirited 1970s.

Toshiko Takaezu: Worlds Within

Noguchi Museum 9-01 33rd Road, Long Island City, United States

The largest retrospective ever devoted to the artist, ‘Toshiko Takaezu: Worlds Within’ features approximately 200 works in ceramics, weaving, painting, bronze casting, and printmaking, spanning six decades of Takaezu’s prolific career.


ARTECHOUSE 439 W 15th St, New York City, NY, United States

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Sonya Clark: We Are Each Other

Museum of Arts and Design 2 Columbus Cir, New York City, NY, United States

Highlighting thirty years of artmaking dedicated to the Black experience in America, "Sonya Clark: We Are Each Other" is the first comprehensive survey of the communal art projects that form the heart of the artist’s pioneering creative practice. Accompanied by a selection of Clark’s photographs, prints, and sculpture, the exhibition features five of Clark’s large-scale, collaborative projects, including her barrier-breaking "The Hair Craft Project" (2014) and the ongoing performance, "Unraveling."

Laura de Santillana: Echoes of Her Gaze Impressions of Tokyo and Kyoto in Glass

Ippodo Gallery 32 E 67Th St, 3rd Floor, New York City, United States

In "Laura de Santillana: Memories Through Her Eyes," Ippodo Gallery showcases Laura's most precious and exquisite works, honoring the late Laura de Santillana's connection with Japanese architectural elements through her tablet series. Experience vibrant Tokyo-inspired pieces and delicate Kyoto-themed works that evoke Laura's profound passion for Japan.

Espasso presents Fernando Mendes: from Sketch to Varnish

Espasso 38 N. Moore St., New York City, United States

Brazilian designer Fernando Mendes launches a new handcrafted furniture collection, available exclusively at Espasso. The collection honors friends and neighbors of his workshop, located in Vale das Videiras, in the mountains surrounding Rio de Janeiro.

The exhibit opening will be celebrated on May 16th with a cocktail reception at Espasso. The gallery will be open for visits Monday through Friday from 10am to 6pm, or by appointment.

Jenny Holzer: Light Line

Guggenheim Museum 1071 5th Ave, New York City, NY, United States

"Jenny Holzer: Light Line" will present a new manifestation of an iconic LED sign, activating the interior of the Guggenheim with her pioneering use of the written word. During the exhibition’s opening week, Holzer’s "For the Guggenheim" illuminates the building’s façade at sundown, creating an environment for looking, discussing, and gathering.

Fortune Favors the Bold: DWR Presents Heller Past and Present

DWR East 57th Street Studio 957 3rd Ave, New York City, United States

DWR and Heller have collaborated on a retrospective exhibit to celebrate the launch of the new Fortune Chair by JUMBO for Heller available exclusively at DWR. The exhibit will be on display at DWR East 57th Street and feature iconic pieces from Heller's portfolio along with the Fortune Chair.

The Front Presents: Micah Rosenblatt Design

The Front Gallery 131 Chrystie St., New York City, United States

The Front Gallery is pleased to present selected works by Micah Rosenblatt, a Brooklyn-based metal worker and experimental furniture designer. This collection explores the convergence of artifact and metropolis through delicate linework and heavy volumes.