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.


MATERIA 305 Canal St PH5, New York City, United States
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During NYCxDesign week, the lighting and furniture design studio MATERIA will present its inaugural exhibition in the MATERI(A)RT series, TRACES, by mixed media artist Malkia Williams. MATERIA’s SoHo, New York gallery will also be showcasing its newly launched PLATEAU table and floor lamp collection; at once inspired by antique marine implements and the layered sedimentary landscape of the New England coastline, and comprised of a strata of entirely custom brass, linen, parchment and paper components.