Best Shows at NYCxDesign
This year NYCxDESIGN, New York City’s official citywide celebration of design, started on 8 May and continues until 19 May. Here are a selection of the best events in the city.
As one of New York’s most important design fairs the International Contemporary Furniture Fair at the Javits Center is one of the best shows to find high end design. Rugs are always well represented and this year they will be offered by a great variety of companies including Aelfie, Classic Rug Collection, Eskayel, ICI, Inigo Elizalde, Jan Kath, Lindstrom Rugs, Loloey, Malene B, New Moon and Warp & Weft. Milanese company cc-tapis will also be showing the firm’s beautiful classic designs at the show for the first time. This year the event is on two floors, offering even more design! Make sure you make it there sometime during 16-19 May.
With two locations, one in Manhattan and one in Brooklyn, this year’s WantedDesign is bigger than ever. The Manhattan event on 15-18 May is at Terminal Stores, 269 11th Avenue between 27th and 28th street and features David Trubridge, Design Within Reach, Irish Design, Design From Spain and Elodie Blanchard. The new Brooklyn branch is at Industry City, 274 36th Street, in Sunset Park on 9-19 May. This part of the show features Li Edelkoort’s Talking Textiles display, Vitra and Dusen Dusen.
As part of the Tribeca Design Distric, design cooperative Colony and Reclaim NYC present an exhibit of one-of-a-kind stools to be sold for charity alongside The Collections at Colony, a display featuring work by the likes of Chen Chen and Kai Williams, textiles by Hiroko Takeda and Meg Callahan’s quilts.
The cool brand opens a new showroom at 36 East, 31st Street in New York on 14 May. Moooi launched the firm’s new printed carpet collection in Milan last month so expect to see some eye-catching floor coverings.
This year the Designjunction show is at Artbeam on 540 West 21st Street and features brands such as Melin Tregwynt, modus, Chalk Wovens and Hypetex, who will be showing off the firm’s new carbon fibre seat, The Halo Chair.
Frieze New York 2015 features over 190 of the world’s leading contemporary art galleries including Lisson Gallery, White Cube and Kate Werble Gallery. The show starts today at Randall’s Island Park and ends on Sunday. The Frieze Projects 2015 includes work by artist Pia Camil, who will be distributing wearable fabrics to the fair visitors.
Sight Unseen, the influential online magazine, returns for a second year with Sight Unseen OFFSITE, New York design week’s most exciting platform for new ideas and talents. On 15-18 May at 500 West 36th Street. Exhibitors include Meg Callahan who makes beautiful quilts.