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.

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Get Smart: Embracing Smart Technology in Design

May 22, 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Join us for a riveting panel discussion on the synergy between smart technology, interior design, and product design. Starting with an intimate look at powerful smart home technology, presented by Claudia Santos, Product Marketing Director, Connected Home Appliances at Samsung, we’ll delve into a discussion with Award-winning product and interior designer Karim Rashid, who will share his insights on how technology is revolutionizing the way we live and interact with our living, working, and play environments. Moderated by Executive Director of NYCxDESIGN, Ilene Shaw, discover how smart technology is pushing the boundaries of innovation to seamlessly blend style, sustainability, and functionality. Don’t miss out on this colorful and enlightening event that will give you a peek at your fun, convenient, and energy efficient future home.

This event is part of the NYCxDESIGN Keynotes program
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May 22
5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Manhattan - Greenwich Village / East + West Village
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Interior Design


Samsung 837
837 Washington St
New York City, 10014 United States
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