NYCxDESIGN showcased the state of the art of New York independent design scene. We recap some of the best exhibitions and projects on show.
Music-responsive smart modules and floating reflective counterweights… At 2017 NYCXDESIGN, Archipanic picked up 6 lighting designs shining in New York.
Textiles made by rain, quilted graphic design and responsive wallpapers. We picked up 7 stunning design patterns in New York.
In the wake of Donald Trump’s election, independent designers at COLONY react with an all-white exhibition exploring the full spectrum of lightness.
Greek mythology inspired lightings and arctic toned granular furniture. Archipanic picked 8 designers and studios on show at Sight Unseen OFFSITE 2017.
The Norway x New York workshop engaged American and Norwegian studios to team up and create designs that can be self-produced and distributed independently.
Eggs Collective’s empowering exhibition Designing Women brings together the work of 15 New York female designers and benefits Girl INC NYC charity project.
Snøhetta officially opens a 2.5 acres pedestrian plaza at Times Square. The most visited destination in the US welcoming over 45 million people each year, has been redesigned according to the needs and expectations of both New Yorkers and tourists.
At DesignMiami/, New York City gallery Friedman Benda previewed 2017 solo exhibitions with Asymmetrical Symmetry: two parallel design settings juxtaposing frenzy mood with sober style, non-traditional materials with natural ingredients.
Macro Sea presents the Newlab co-working venue in a Brooklyn neglected shipbuilding facility. The project will host new-tech innovators tuning with 1970s’ techno-optimism and modernism.
Hate crime, real estate and internet threaten gay bars and rainbow flagged districts. We looked into the gay urbanization process and the disappearance of iconic LGBT venues that marked cities’ history from San Francisco to Berlin.
New York based brand APPARATUS extends its new series to reflect a modern approach to classic forms and functions.
MMATERIAL new furniture collection by Fernando Mastrangelo combines pastel shaded design with minimalist geometries.
New York design studio Fort Standard paired traditional methods of production with innovative ways to create the new Quality of Materials collection.
Glowing globes on slatted metal sheets: Laurent pendant lamps by Lambert & Fils combine Art-Deco inspirations with contemporary geometries.
Next to where the Twin Towers once stood, the World Trade Center transportation hub by Santiago Calatrava partially opens to the public revealing the Oculus, an elliptical winged pavilion evoking a bird released from a child’s hands.
Replicas of Palmira Arch that was nearly destroyed by ISIS in Syria will be 3D-printed in London and New York as symbols of defiance against acts of terrorism and thanks to a broader conservation program by the Institute of Digital Archaeology.
Mark Foster Gage adds contemporary gargoyles and gothic designs to Manhattan tower and criticizes New York soul-less skyscrapers made in glass and steel.
Dean & DeLuca presents the surrealistic CHEESE installation by Charlap Hyman & Andre Herrero who paid homage to the history of the iconic foodstore in NYC.
Wonderwall studio designs Diesel new store in Manhattan merging “a fashion alternative to luxury” with industrial design to create a “house of denim” for all the brand’s fans.
After the success of Milan Expo 2015, ArchiPanic reminds the great and bitter legacy of Expo 1965 that ended exactly 50 years ago in New York City.
Artist Olafur Eliasson presented The Collectivity Project, a participative exhibition on New York City HighLine that engaged Renzo Piano, OMA, Steven Holl and other influential architects to create an imaginary cityscape made with two tons of LEGO© bricks.
Inspired by Christopher Nolan’s movie, Inception by Luca Nichetto is Seletti dish rack/desk organizer that reproduces a foldable 3D model of Midtown Manhattan.
Do kids label architecture as “boring stuff”? They probably wouldn’t if they were introduced to it in a playful and proper way. That’s why the MoMA in New York presented “Young Frank, Architect”: a comics storybook by Frank Viva.
Metropolis magazine editor Paul Mavkovsky presents Vera & Kyte, a young Norwegian studio that realised a simple yet functional design set that takes inspiration from Scandinavian heritage and blends it with a contemporary feel.
+POOL , the world’s first water-filtering floating pool in New York, announced the historic benchmark of building and placing + POOL’s Float Lab in the Hudson river and the launch of a new online platform built in collaboration with the developers of Google Drive’s API.
Hidden in a defunct elevator shaftway in downtown Manhattan, Museum is a non-profit institution dedicated to the curation and display of contemporary artifacts from around the world.
It’s high time for the world’s first underground park. New York City is working on the LOWLINE, the haedan sister of the worldwide famous HighLine.
ALL THE BUILDINGS IN NEW YORK is James Gulliver Hancock’s love letter to New York City: an architectural retrospective that features the city landmark icons as well as everyday edifices that cry out for a visit.