NYCxDESIGN is driven by core values deeply rooted in community and creativity, always mindful of inclusivity, equality, diversity, sustainability, and regenerative design for the greater good of humanity.

Beyond its annual Festival, NYCxDESIGN’s year-round programming serves as a robust platform for the diverse spectrum of design talent found in New York City. 

Whether showcasing students, emerging designers, or highly decorated professionals across various design disciplines, our programs foster an environment for sharing, educating, learning, and uniting. The overarching aim is to address the pressing needs of our world with attention and care, inspiring the next generation to embrace design as a tool for solving problems and contributing positively to tomorrow’s challenges.

Design is all
around us

NYCxDESIGN connects and amplifies the broad coalition of design that fuels New York City and enriches the world.

Featured Programming

Enter the aspire Design Tour, at NYCxDESIGN, a beacon of cutting-edge tours, educational and networking events for design professionals and enthusiasts alike.
2024 NYCxDESIGN Festival, May 16th-23rd, 2024
The International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) is North America’s premier design fair. This year, the landmark show returns to the Javits Center with a more curated and interactive approach.
NYCxDESIGN called on 50+ New York designers to propose souvenir objects that celebrate New York City with all its character, energy and diversity. Visit this exhibit of prototypes at Hudson Yards. Partnered with Cool Hunting.
Curation and Exhibition Design by Boym Partners. Learn more here.
2024 marks the inauguration of the NYCxDESIGN Keynote series, a daily keynote through the festival week. Learn more and purchase tickets here.

Featured Press

Archtober 2023: What not to miss during NYC’s architecture month
Eye Turning Moments, by Design

Ongoing Supporters

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