New York 2016: the yearly NYCxDesign festival is underway, and Dezeen's Dan Howarth has picked 7 of the display rooms and exhibitions not to miss out on throughout the citywide event.
NYCxDesign runs till 17 May 2016 throughout New York's 5 districts, although most of the action occurs in Manhattan and Brooklyn. It incorporates large exhibits such as the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF), Wanted Design in both Brooklyn and Manhattan, design junction + Dwell on Design, took a host of smaller sized shows and presentations.
The fortnight-long celebration kicked off with reentry’s Collective Design fair, where highlights consisted of Fort Standard's material-focused furniture range, Nendo's products with sketch-like outlines, and a setup of nipple tiles.
Relocating to a new location in Midtown's Grace Building, the yearly exhibit curate by editors Monica Khemsurov and Jill Singer promises plenty of pastel-colored furniture from New York's emerging designers.
The show will also include a specially commissioned setup by designers Leong. Topo will consist of more than a thousand foam rollers, which will get ambient noises and equate them into a sonic soundscape.
Following the Structure exhibit of Norwegian homeware in Milan, a scaled-back edition called A Few Good Things will occur at the Manhattan half of Wanted Design.
Ten of the nation's development designers will provide usually Scandinavian products, varying from large furniture pieces to little devices.
One of the highlights of Wanted Design Manhattan will be the Ventura showcase of innovative design from the Netherlands.
From the team behind Ventura Lambrate among the crucial locations for speculative items during Milan design week the exhibit will include jobs produced with unusual products and techniques, including work by Design Academy Eindhoven graduates.
Fresh from Milan, London designer Lee Broom is set to open his first store in New York.
Aptly situated simply off Broome Street in SoHo, the short-lived "Postmodernist theatre" will display and sell furniture and lighting from his newest collection.