It’s Design Time in New York! NYCxDesign, ICFF 2022 + WantedDesign Manhattan & More

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Design is coming to New York this May, and big time! Celebrating its 10th-anniversary and the creativity of New York, the NYCxDesign Festival (May 10 – 20) offers up various events citywide, including the festival’s anchor events, ICFF 2022 + WantedDesign Manhattan at the Javits Center (May 15 – 17). Read on to discover what Love Happens editors are making time to see!

NYCxDesign, ICFF 2022 + WantedDesign Manhattan & More

NYCxDesign 2022 | May 10 – 20 & Beyond!

May 10 | 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

NYCxDESIGN Awards Ceremony Livestream

The NYCxDESIGN Awards honor outstanding products and projects in categories that span major areas of design, from architecture to interiors, from products to accessories. Winners and honorees represent the very best design talent and will be recognized during the live ceremony hosted by Interior Design editor-in-chief Cindy Allen.

May 7 – May 15 | Open daily 7:00 am – 9:00 pm

SVA at 601 LEXHemlines from Skylines: A Public Exhibition of Architectural Fashion

601 LEX, 601 Lexington Ave, New York City, NY

The Hemlines to Skylines exhibition is a tribute to the concrete and steel beauty we experience daily as New Yorkers. It features over-the-top sculptural garments created by students from the SVA’s BFA Design and BFA Interior Design: Built Environments programs.

May 7 – May 15 | Open daily 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

CLB Architects’ “FILTER

Duffy Square, New York City, NY

CLB Architects presents FILTER. The antithesis of Times Square, FILTER is quiet and serves as a moment for inward-looking. The installation intends to create a place of contemplation where one is removed from the chaos of city noise and everyday life.

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CLB Architects’ “FILTER”

May 10 – May 31


The Oculus, 185 Greenwich St, New York, NY

MvVO ART presents AD ART SHOW 2022—on the 22 monumental high impact Advertising screens at the Oculus at Westfield World Trade Center, featuring new artists following in the footsteps of Andy Warhol, Rene Magritte, Edward Hopper, and many other famous artists who began their careers in Advertising/Design and related fields.

May 10 – May 31

The Grief Gallery: She Was Asian American


The Grief Gallery presents She Was Asian American during Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, May 2022. This edition of The Grief Gallery features photographs, belongings and stories of Asian American women, including curator Charlene Lam’s Chinese-American mother and other family members (all proud New Yorkers) as well as items contributed by members of the AAPI community.

May 10 – May 20

CROWN GOOSE / The Global House of Luxury Bedding


Join CROWN GOOSE for a virtual launch of its bespoke Majesty Collection in celebration of the Platinum Jubilee of Elizabeth II, which will be available for sale for a limited time to the public beginning on June 1st.

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Crown Goose (Photo Courtesy NYCxDesign)

May 10 – May 20 | Open daily (Except May 17) 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

SUITE NY / Design Editions

SUITE NY, 419 Park Ave. South 17th Floor, New York, NY

SUITE NY is pleased to introduce, Design Editions by Mikal Harrsen, a unique portfolio of vertical surface designs by a varied group of international designers for use in residential, office and hospitality interiors.

May 10 – May 31

The Creative World of Interior Design with Prestigious New York Interior Design Colleges

Port Authority Bus Terminal, South Tower 625 8th Ave, New York, NY

Interior Design Students from prestigious accredited colleges will showcase their work at Port Authority Bus Terminal “The Crossroads of the World – Times Square” for a special exhibition by New York Eleven Plus (NY11+).

May 10 – May 20

Craft in Transition

Carl Hansen & Son New York Showroom 251 Park Avenue South 13th floor, New York, NY

Craft in Transition merges the dynamic artwork of 12 established and emerging artists and designers of the Female Design Council with Carl Hansen & Søn’s heritage furniture in a collaborative exhibition that celebrates craftsmanship, process, and thoughtful design.

May 10 – August 31

Wexler Gallery / Botanica — Inspired by Nature

Wexler Gallery, 200 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY

Botanica is anchored by an environmental installation of Botanica chandeliers designed by New York-based Andreea Avram Rusu (NYCxDESIGN Award Finalist!). It includes work inspired by nature by Patrick Weder, Trish DeMasi, Edward McHugh, Gregory Nangle, Gulla Jonsdottir, Andy Paiko, Feyza Kemahlioglu, Stephen Shaheen, and Reynold Rodriguez.

Artists Open House on Tuesday, May 17, 12 – 6 pm. RSVP, or just stop by!

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Botanica at Wexler Gallery NYC
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May 10 – May 20

Cooper Hewitt / Nature by Design: Botanical Expressions

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum 2 East 91st St, New York, NY

Interpretations of botanical forms wind their way through the decorative arts of the late 18th through the early 20th centuries. Botanical Expressions focuses on key figures—Christopher Dresser, Emile Gallé, William Morris, and Louis Comfort Tiffany—whose knowledge of the natural sciences and personal practices of gardening enriched their creative output as designers. A timeline of objects reflects botanicals in form and pattern, highlighting shifting styles across geography and media in textiles, ceramics, glass, wallcoverings, and more.

May 10 – May 20

Diversity in Design / NMG NFTs

Edwing D’Angelo Atelier, 2231 Adam Clayton Powell Jr Blvd, New York, NY

Join us for a launch event for the exhibit of our Digital Design works and services that can become NFTs and used in the Metaverse.

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Photo Courtesy NMG NFTs

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May 11 | 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

“From Studio to Museum: A dive into the world of floral design”

Vitra’s Madison Avenue Studio, 95 Madison Ave, New York, NY

NYCxDESIGN and Vitra are thrilled to present “From Studio to Museum: A dive into the world of floral design,” a conversation previewing the May 14 launch of the Museum of Arts and Design’s Flower Craft exhibition, and celebrating Vitra’s flower guide.

May 11 | 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

DWR Celebrates Women In Design

Design Within Reach, 957 3rd Avenue, New York, NY

Join Design Within Reach during NYCxDESIGN for a dynamic discussion with women at the forefront of design in furniture, interior design, fashion, and art. Moderated by Jessica Romm Perez, editor-at-large at Domino and head of partnerships at The Expert, panelists will include creative director + co-founder of Sarah Ellison Studio Sarah Ellison, co-founder and principal designer of Night Palm Tiffany Howell, journalist, editor, and host Laura Brown, and founder of Uprise Art Tze Chun.

May 12 – May 17

The Lee Broom Penthouse

Lee Broom Penthouse, New York, NY

Lee Broom opens up his celebrated New York Penthouse in TriBeCa. The Penthouse is available to view by private appointment during NYCxDESIGN. Email to book an appointment.

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Lee Broom Penthouse (Photo Courtesy NYCxDesign)

May 12 | 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Villa Albertine & Mobilier National / “Modern Across the Ages”

Villa Albertine, 972 5th Avenue, New York, NY

A direct descendent of French King Louis XIV’s “Garde-meuble de la Couronne,” the Mobilier National is one of the foremost French cultural institutions in charge of furnishing the official spaces of the French Republic. With a team of more than 340 professionals, including curators, interior designers, and craftsmen/women, the Mobilier National ensures the conservation and restoration of its unique collections, which numbers nearly 150,000 pieces.

Industry City Design Festival | May 12 – 16, 2022

Brooklyn, New York

Industry City Design Festival returns with international exhibits, interactive art installations, design and art panel discussions, open studios, hands-on family workshops, film screenings, ticketed dinners, etc. ICDF is a key program of NYCxDesign The Festival, highlighting Brooklyn’s design district.

Opening Night!: May 12 | 6 pm – 8 pm

Immersion into the world of high-end french lace design + the female body: May 12 | 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm | Rue du Paradis Building 5

Open Studios: May 14 – May 15 | 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm | Campus-wide

Talks: May 12 – May 16 | 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm (Times vary based on panels) | Five Two A

The Makers Guild: May 12 – 16 | Times vary based on showroom | Building 5
Welcome to #UpstairsAtIC and behind [usually] closed doors, into the studios of makers and creators. Meet IC’s immersive shopping destination, where design studio meet retail. Witness the process and shop their creations, plus a rotating stream of pop-up art exhibitions and experiences. #MadeAtIC

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Rue du Paradis at IC

May 13 – May 15

Madison Avenue Art & Design Weekend

Madison Avenue, New York, NY

The Madison Avenue B.I.D. will present its Madison Avenue Spring Gallery Walk on May 14 to celebrate its annual Madison Avenue Art & Design Weekend. The worlds of art and design will intersect as a roster of internationally acclaimed galleries located on Madison Avenue between 57th and 86th Streets will open their doors for tours and discussions of their current exhibitions.

May 13 | 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Modern Design…Elevated: Haute Living comes to New York

Haute Living Showroom, 227 West 17th Street, New York, NY

For 15 years Haute Living has been an international destination for modern and contemporary furniture, lighting, and objects, showcasing a carefully curated blend of pieces by emerging and established designers from around the world. Now, coinciding with NYCxDESIGN, Haute Living comes to New York with the launch of a new 7000 sq ft gallery in the heart of Chelsea.

May 14 – June 26, 2022

“Flower Craft” Exhibit at Museum of Arts & Design

Museum of Arts and Design, 2 Columbus Circle, New York, NY

The exhibition Flower Craft is an invitation into the marvelous world of contemporary floral artistry featuring the creative visions of top designers working at the forefront of the field. More than an exhibition about the cultural symbolism of flowers in art, Flower Craft investigates floral artistry as an overlooked chapter in the history of craft and design, putting floral artists, those who use live and dried blooms as their medium at the center of the story.

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“Flower Craft” Exhibit at Museum of Arts and Design (Photo Courtesy of NYCxDesign)

May 14 | 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Future of Design: Sustainable Design and Digital Wellness

Tom Dixon Shop, 25 Greene Street, New York City, NY

Explore how good design meets good business to make an impact on our community, world, and bottom line. In conversation with acclaimed designers Laura Hodges, Tucker Robbins, SinCa Design, Marco Baga, and Natalia Mirabito, this intimate panel discussion aligns responsible design, sustainability, and digital wellness to reveal the transformative role these practices play in the future of design.

ICFF + WantedDesign Manhattan 2022 | May 15 – 17

May 15 & 16: 10 am – 6 pm | May 17: 10 am – 4 pm

Javits Center, 429 11th Avenue, New York, NY

ICFF 2022

North America’s leading platform for contemporary furnishing design, ICFF is back in 2022 with so much exciting design! With its emphasis on original and sustainable design, ICFF presents over 300 established and emerging brands from over 16 countries, inspiration through its Talks featuring top industry names, and boundless opportunities for professional networking.

Be sure to check out the Interior Awards and the ICFF Designer of the Year 2022, awarded to Kia Weatherspoon, president of Washington, DC-based Determined by Design!

And when it comes to browsing home decor, be sure to stop by our publisher KOKET’s stand, where they will be highlighting their most iconic designs in the city where the brand’s story began. Driven by design, KOKET is keen on collaborating with brands that share the values of heritage and craftsmanship. So at ICFF 2022, they will be collaborating with the centennial Portuguese porcelain brand, Vista Alegre.

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Intuition Dining Table by KOKET

We also suggest enjoying a relaxing moment with Ligne Roset at WantedDesign’s Lounge, in collaboration with Rodolfo Agrella. The brand is showcasing its newest in French excellence, Hemicycle, a collection designed by Philippe Nigro.

Oh, and we very much look forward to seeing Sharon Marston’s breathtaking bespoke lighting designs and fellow Portuguese design and build studio Laskasas. When it comes to International design we also look forward to exploring the large constituent of Brazilian designers at ICFF and the first year of Casa Brasil NY 2022 as part of NYCxDesign. Italy will also have a number of luxurious designers on display at ICFF that we look forward to seeing!

WantedDesign Manhattan 2022

Held at Javits in conjunction with ICFF 2022, the WantedDesign Manhattan trade event also makes its return this year! WantedDesign is a platform dedicated to fostering the international creative community at large throughout the year and is a constant and staunch supporter of emerging design in the U.S.

Check out the events Launch Pad 2022 program, a platform for emerging designers to showcase prototypes of furniture, home accessories, and lighting.

And don’t miss WantedDesign Manhattan’s North American Look Book 2022, an inspiring and diverse selection of North American-based studios and designers. From Ontario, Canada to Mexico City, Mexico, Look Book’s high-end design studios will be presenting their latest collections to architects, interior designers, developers, and specifiers looking for original design and beautifully crafted pieces for their next projects.

Design by Levi Christiansen (Photo Courtesy WantedDesign)
Design by Levi Christiansen (Photo Courtesy WantedDesign)

May 16 | 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Property Furniture / Making Waves

Property Showroom, 401 Broadway, New York, NY

Join Property Furniture to “Make Waves” celebrating the opening of their new Tribeca showroom and launch of their exclusive collections of 2022.

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Property Furniture NY

May 16 | 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Maison et Object, Atelier Alain Ellouz, and Manufactures Emblem – Private reception

Atelier Alain Ellouz Showroom, 171 Spring St, New York, NY

Atelier Alain Ellouz and Manufactures Emblem, in representation of the French “savoir faire”, are proud to host Maison&Objet and their friends at their New York Showroom to celebrate French craftmanship with the local Interior Design community.

May 19 | 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Sunshine Thacker Presents The Groovitational Collection @ Love House

Love House, 214 Sullivan Street 2D, New York City, NY

Sunshine Thacker debuts the Groovitational collection. The imaginings of a design-obsessed space traveler whose galaxy crossing travels bring us design-tech artistry and interplanetary curiosities.

May 20 | 9:30 am – 6:30 pm

Go Big Summit

29 Little W 12th St, New York, NY in partnership with Million Dollar Women, bring to you the Go Big Summit.

Learn from women who have “been there, done that,” built multimillion dollar businesses from scratch, and want to help you do the same.

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