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.

International Spotlight

As an established centerpiece on the international design calendar, the Festival has continued to expand, welcoming new participants from the global design community. For the first time in New York City, design leaders from Estonia will discuss the unique aesthetics of Estonian Design in SoHo. For the second year in a row, the Italian Trade Agency (ITA) is working with standout Italian brands with special events organized by top Italian designers. Villa Albertine’s Oui Design! is back for its second edition of French design, with a curated path of open studios, galleries in Chelsea, demonstrations in the D&D building, and more.