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.

aspire design and home

Enter the aspire Design Tour, at NYCxDESIGN, a beacon of cutting-edge tours, educational and networking events for design professionals and enthusiasts alike. 

On May 16th Step into the renowned A&D and D&D buildings, curated by the discerning perspective of our editorial team. Delve into exclusive behind-the-scenes tours, gaining insight into remarkable showrooms housed within architectural gems. After the editorial tours, indulge in an all-day sip and crawl, exploring at your leisure. 

May 19th,  we turn our attention to the heart of Harlem to experience a vibrant fusion of design and culture with the inaugural aspire Design Tour Harlem.  Inspired by the Harlem Renaissance, this immersive event pays homage to African-American creativity amidst 1920s America. From iconic brownstones to storied sites, embark on curated tours, encountering local artists and musicians. Join us in beloved establishments like NILU Harlem and Minton’s Playhouse to celebrate Harlem’s enduring legacy as a beacon of cultural innovation.

Finally, journey through the Flatiron and SoHo districts with our editorial team on May 22nd. Delve into remarkable showrooms and enjoy an all-day sip and crawl at your leisure, completing a captivating exploration of design excellence in the heart of New York City.

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