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New York’s creative design scene takes center stage with NYCxDESIGN festival returning November 11-18, 2021

Special 10th anniversary edition set from May 10 to 20, 2022

New York, NY, November 11, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – NYCxDESIGN, a non-profit organization committed to supporting, empowering and developing the city’s creative design sector, is proud to launch a special edition of the NYCxDESIGN Festival (November 11-18, 2021). This eight-day hybrid experience will feature hundreds of free events that will safely reconnect New York’s vast design community with the public, showing how design can reconstruct, reimagine and shape the future. The immense talent and diversity of the city’s designers, creators and makers, cutting-edge design businesses and districts, and leading cultural and academic institutions will all be part of the captivating lineup. Inspirational events held in all five boroughs will highlight New York City as a destination for world-class design, attracting visitors to do business in New York.

The public is invited to plan their trip for the November 2021 Festival on the new website of the event, Here, visitors can explore design exhibitions, lectures, tours, installations, and more. Organized routes, special event tracks developed by the NYCxDESIGN team and local design leaders, showcase the breadth of talent, neighborhoods and innovation that make New York’s design community one of a kind. The public is also invited to attend LIVE self-guided trips, a series of open studio tours and unique design demonstrations in three of New York’s most vibrant design districts: SoHo and Tribeca (November 11, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.), Brooklyn Southwest (November 12, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.), and Long Island City (November 13, 11 am-4pm). Featured lounges co-located at the Javits Convention Center will include ICFF, WantedDesign Manhattan, and BDNY from November 14 to 15.

The Festival will return to its spring schedule in 2022 for the 10th anniversary edition (May 10-20, 2022). Leading trade shows, including ICFF, WantedDesign and Design Pavilion, will also resume their spring schedule in 2022, along with a strong series of programs and activations across New York’s five boroughs.

For more information and to register for the programs, interested participants can visit The official guide to NYCxDESIGN is also a comprehensive resource for learning more about The festival and its programs, find key events to explore and discover new destinations in the city’s five boroughs.


Design is at the heart of New York’s identity and creative DNA. At NYCxDESIGN, our mission is to support, empower and develop the city’s incredible design sector. Our internationally renowned annual design Festival, established in 2013, showcases the immense talent and diversity of the city’s designers, creators and makers, as well as cutting-edge design businesses and districts, and world-class cultural and academic design institutions. The Festival attracts over 300,000 national and international visitors to the city, generating significant economic activity in the boroughs with hundreds of events on design and innovation, creativity, culture, inclusiveness, sustainability and resilience . As a non-profit organization, NYCxDESIGN also runs an impactful year-round program increasing diversity, equitable opportunity and inclusion within the city’s design professions. We educate the young adults of the city in design and inspire them to become the designers of the city of tomorrow. With new executive leadership and recently granted 501 (c) (3) tax exempt status, NYCxDESIGN is catalyzing an exciting and flourishing design industry for New York City as a whole. NYCEDC and SANDOW Design Group are key and permanent supporters of NYCxDESIGN. The 2021 main sponsor of the organization and its programming is Caesarstone, on November 2021 Festival sponsors are Industry City, Glen Gery and Brooklyn Navy Yard, and this year’s media partners are Metropolis, Luxury interiors and design, Interior Design, The New York Times, The Hearst Design Collection (House Beautiful, Elle Decor and Veranda), Vox Media, The architect’s journal, Sixtysix, Architectural Record, Brownstoner and Design Milk.

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