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.

The NYCxDESIGN FESTIVAL is New York City’s official celebration of design, and its most impactful annual design event. Each year the Festival is an opportunity to spotlight New York City as a leading global design center. building opportunities for diverse design voices, and key to our position as a cultural capital.

Festival Features

NYCxDESIGN highlights community, inclusivity, and the broad coalition of design disciplines.
Our emblematic theme—Design is All Around Us—is showcased through our original programs.
2024 marks the inauguration of the NYCxDESIGN Keynote series, a daily keynote through the festival week. We have invited designers and brands of all disciplines from around the world to share inspiring stories and vision.
Explore NYCxDESIGN Festival with our digital guide on Bloomberg Connects, the free arts and culture app.
There is a time honored tradition to mark celebratory events with special souvenirs. To carry on this practice, for this exhibition, we called on 50+ New York designers to propose souvenir objects that celebrate New York City with all its character, energy and diversity.
NYCxDESIGN and Arts Thread have teamed up again to showcase projects in a variety of disciplines by up and coming designers.
NYCxDESIGN invites you to experience the joy and possibilities of New York City through the eyes of leading and emerging designers with An Ode to NYC.

International Spotlight

NYCxDESIGN presents International Spotlight, a glimpse at the 2024 design festival presentations offered by New York City based consulates and trade commissions from around the world.
Villa Albertine announces the second edition of Oui Design!, a curated path of open studios, workshops, designer talks and exclusive events.
Discover the soul of Estonian Design: Tradition meets the future in circularity and digital innovation
For the second year in a row, the Italian Trade Agency will feature standout Made-in-Italy brands to promote Italian design excellence across Manhattan.

Special Spotlights

This year, SDD celebrates its 10th anniversary: 10 years of design experiences, networking, and creativity in the company of the best design brands and an ever-growing community of professionals and design lovers.
A groundbreaking public technology sculpture known as “The Portal” is set to form a visual bridge between New York City and Dublin, Ireland, launching this spring.
At Aspire Design and Home our mission is intricately woven with purpose and passion, connecting directly with our community through exceptional in-person experiences.

We thank our on-going supporters

® I LOVE NEW YORK is a registered trademark and service mark of the New York State Department of Economic Development; used with permission.

2024 Festival Media Partners

Thanks for your Interest