For a decade, the NYCxDESIGN Festival has attracted thousands of national and international visitors to New York City to celebrate creative accomplishments, share new ideas, and inspire through design.

Each May, the Festival returns to showcase the immense talent and diversity of the city’s designers, makers, and manufacturers, along with cutting-edge design businesses and districts, and world-class cultural and academic design institutions. Some Festival programming includes:

  • STAYxDESIGN: Design-minded hotel partners that offer exclusive discounted rates for Festival visitors
  • DRINKSxDESIGN: Design-centric restaurant partners that offer bespoke, design-inspired cocktails available exclusively during the Festival.
  • Curated itineraries: Curated event tracks developed by the NYCxDESIGN team and design leaders–showcasing the breadth of talent, districts, and innovation that make New York City’s design community like no other.
  • Open Studio Crawls: A series of guided walking tours led by NYCxDESIGN, offering a behind-the-scenes look at how design is made right here in New York City.

Each year, the Festival encompasses renowned trade shows including WantedDesign and ICFF, as well as immersive public design experiences like Design Pavilion, and hundreds of additional partner events across the five boroughs of New York City. These once-a-year events attract thousands of national and international visitors to the city, making for the perfect opportunity for the creative industry to unite. The most recent Festival in May 2022 included 200+ events across the five boroughs with 1,000+ participating New York City-based designers.

2023 Festival dates will be announced soon!