Open Studio Crawls

If you look closely enough, you’ll find a design studio nestled in almost every corner of New York City. From ceramics studios and sustainable lighting brands to advanced manufacturing facilities and experiential design firms, there’s a lot of design to explore in New York City. 

NYCxDESIGN’s Open Studios Crawls will offer a behind-the-scenes look at how design is made right here in New York City. On five dedicated days during the Festival, NYCxDESIGN will host guided walking tours in Red Hook, Long Island City, the Brooklyn Navy Yard, and Flatiron. In each tour, local designers will open their studio doors to share everything behind their craft. Join NYCxDESIGN’s Open Studio Crawls to explore a range of disciplines, processes, and spaces in guided tours across some of New York City’s most creative neighborhoods.

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Red Hook

Thursday, May 12 | 4:00-6:30pm

Participating studios:

OTTRA: Ottra creates beautiful sculptural, solid wood furniture in a waterside shop. 

Liberty Labs Foundation: Home to 17 members who employ a hybrid approach to wood and metal working. 

DLV Designs: DLV designs and produces handmade, luxury furniture and stylish, high-quality hardware.

Token: A design studio that engages forms and luxury materials. 

Brightbound: Lighting products that represent the future of contemporary design, craftsmanship, and innovation.


Long Island City

Friday, May 13 | 4:00-6:30pm

Participating studios:

Stickbulb by Rux: Stickbulb uses reclaimed and sustainably sourced woods to create beautiful works of light.

Krypton Neon: The undisputed neon studio for Broadway stage productions, Hollywood films, and more.

Eventscape: A custom fabrication firm equipped with advanced robotics, manufacturing and full fabrication facilities.

The Up Studio: A full-service architecture, interior, and brand design studio.


Brooklyn Navy Yard

Saturday, May 14 | 2:00-4:30pm

Participating studios:

SIN: A handmade ceramics and home goods brand that puts the fun into the functional.

Terreform ONE: A nonprofit that aims to combat the extinction of all planetary species through innovative acts of design.

Bednark Studio: A full-service design and fabrication company.

HUSH: A global experience design agency.



Thursday, May 19 | 4:00-6:00pm

Participating studios:

ICRAVE: An award-winning design and brand strategy and experience, interior and lighting design firm.

Flatiron Building: An exclusive opportunity to get inside this iconic New York landmark and explore hidden architectural gems.

Center for Book Arts: Dedicated to uplifting and furthering the book arts. See letterpress printing in action and more!

Architecture + Information: A strategy-led, integrated design agency that builds more than architecture.

6:00-8:00: Closing reception at the Kohler Experience Center by Best Plumbing Supply.