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.

Blu Dot ART MODE

Blu Dot NoMad Store 79 Madison Ave, New York City, United States
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Blu Dot, a leading modern furnishings brand, is pleased to announce ART MODE - a new collection of artwork in partnership with LAND Gallery & Studio, NIAD Art Center, and SAGE Studio & Gallery — three nonprofit art organizations that support artists with developmental disabilities. For this year’s NYCxDESIGN, Blu Dot invites visitors into their NoMad and Upper East Side stores to explore and purchase the new artwork collection, featuring original designs from 14 artists across the three studios, with 100% of the profits going directly back to the studios and the artists.