NYCxDESIGN 2018 Must-Sees

What not to miss at this year's NYCxDESIGN.

1. Tom Dixon: Flash Factory

Tom Dixon will open a new showroom where he will showcase via a pop-up Flash Factory how the brand manufactures a limited-edition Etch Light.

25 Greene Street
New York, NY 10013
2. Egg Collective's Designing Women II

Egg Collective presents "Designing Women II: Masters, Mavericks, & Mavens" with co-curator Lora Appleton, founder of kinder MODERN and the Female Design Council. The exhibition highlights multidisciplinary female designers juxtaposed against prominent historical female designers from the 1920s-1970s. May 10–June 1. Read our Q&A with co-curator Lora Appleton.

304 Hudson Street
Room 307
New York, NY 10013
3. Roche Bobois & Parsons School of Design: Student Design Competition

For the fifth edition of its Design Awards competition, Roche Bobois partnered with students from Parsons School of Design at The New School to design and prototype functional full-scale furnishings driven by the theme "Seating for Eating." All 16 projects will be displayed at the brand's Madison Avenue showroom from May 10–May 23.

200 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10016
4. Carl Hansen & Søn: Preludia Series by Brad Ascalon

In an exclusive installation, Carl Hansen & Søn will present the Preludia Series by Brad Ascalon—the brand's first collaboration with an American designer. Also showcased are sketches and prototypes along with new launches from iconic Danish designers including Hans J. Wegner, Arne Jacobsen, Bodil Kjær, Poul Kjærholm, Børge Mogenson, and Kaare Klint. May 18–23.

251 Park Avenue South
13th Floor
New York, NY 10010
5. A/D/O: Spirit of the City

A/D/O presents Spirit of the City, a site-specific installation by London-based United Visual Artists that investigates the physical and emotional responses of individuals when navigating urban environments. A modular system of revolving mirrored columns, the installation will present a dynamic composition of movement, light, and shadow that will transform A/D/O's outdoor courtyard. Open May 18. 

29 Norman Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11222
6. Resident: Travelling Without Bags

New Zealand furniture brand Resident will present its first large-scale independent show in New York City called "Travelling Without Bags," created in collaboration with interior architect Rufus Knight, that will mark the launch of its 2018 collection of sofas, chairs, and lighting. Open throughout May.

39 Spring Street
New York, NY 10012
7. Good Thing: Work From Home

Good Thing has teamed up with the Standard Hotel and stylist Margaret Jones to create an installation of the brand's newest releases that lives at the newfangled intersection of working from home, office, and all the spaces in between. Opens May 17. 

25 Cooper Square
New York, NY 10003
8. Ralph Steadman: Gonzo Notes

British artist Ralph Steadman presents a career-spanning retrospective at Sonos's flagship that showcases unseen and original works in music from the past 50 years, ranging from a classic Hunter S. Thompson piece to portraits of Slash, Bob Dylan, and Anthony Bourdain. Through June 30.

101 Greene Street
New York, NY 10012
9. Kalon + East Fork

Kalon will debut the Bough Dining Collection at West Village boutique Calliope alongside vases and Spring glazes by East Fork. In development for over two years, Bough consists of a solid ash table, bench, and stool with cast iron hardware details. Open May 18–June 3.

349 West 12th Street
New York, NY 10014
10. Converso: Acapulco is Fun?

Converso presents "Acapulco is Fun?" an exhibition of mid-century modern Mexican design. Featuring never-before-seen Arturo Pani prototypes, the exhibition will feature design from the Mexican Miracle (1940's-1970's), an era defined by balancing progressive architecture with the demands of an elite clientele. Open May 16–June 29.

490 Greenwich Street
New York, NY 10013
11. Coil + Drift: _HOME UNIMPROV

Presented by curatorial platform Hotel Particulier, _HOME UNIMPROV is a video installation by Coil + Drift founder John Sorensen-Jolink that explores the performative home and how architecture and design influence social constructs. Three performative Soren chairs—based on the original chair by Coil + Drift—will be on display. Open May 17–21. Read 10 Questions With... John Sorensen-Jolink.

7 Wooster Street
New York, NY 10013

Co-hosted by Eskayel, Asher Israelow Studio, Hart, Here Projects, and Patrick Weder Design, "NEXT LEVEL" will make its NYCxDESIGN debut as an art and design experience showcasing new pieces from boundary-pushing designers. Open May 16–23. 

718 Broadway
New York, NY 10003
13. Field Studies

Sight Unseen paired furniture and interior designers with creatives from the worlds of food, fashion, film, art, and music, inviting each duo to creative a collaborative functional object together. The objects will be exhibited at OFFSITE, then sold on 1stdibs to benefit the charity of each pair's choosing. May 17–20. Read the full article.

201 Mulberry Street
New York, NY 10012
14. Kasthall: Grönska by Ilse Crawford

Kasthall will debut their latest season-inspired collaboration, the Grönska rug collection by Ilse Crawford. May 21–23.

200 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10016
15. OAO Works / de Vera

The newly established OAO Works will present its launch collection, consisting of five pieces that highlight underrepresented themes in designer Omer Arbel's work, at de Vera. Open May 16–26.

1 Crosby Street
New York, NY 10013
16. Foscarini: REVERSE ROOM

Foscarini will present a new limited-edition collection and immersive installation, both conceived by American architect and artist James Wines of SITE Studio. Within the surreal upside-down context of REVERSE ROOM, Wines will present "The Light Bulb Series," a conceptual series of art objects that reflect on the light bulb as an archetype. Open May 19–June 1.

20 Greene Street
New York, NY 10013
17. David Weeks Studio: Lorre

David Weeks Studio introduces "Lorre," a proof of concept installation by Weeks. Inspired by the British term for material transport, Lorre is a flexible, movable light source that uses low-voltage components and suspended cables. Lorre is designed to adapt and conform to any spatial environment, allowing for a sculptural lighting piece that can be part of a larger architectural gesture. May 17–20.

38 Walker Street
New York, NY 10013
18. Radnor: Material Interiors

Radnor founder Susan Clark has transformed a two-bedroom residence at The Bryant into "Material Interiors," an exhibition that launches three collections of exclusive Radnor Made textiles and furniture designed in collaboration with Bunn Studio and Adam Rogers. Open through June by appointment only. Read the full article.

16 West 40th Street
New York, NY 10018
19. Camille Walala x Industry City

WantedDesign has commissioned graphic artist Camille Walala to permanently reinvent the facade of a seven-story historic building in Brooklyn's Industry City creative hub. At 40 meters high, the project will be both her biggest New York commission and her tallest building to date. The building's new face will be revealed on May 17.

274 36th Street
Brooklyn, New York 11232
20. Les Ateliers Courbet: Gianluca Pacchioni

Italian sculptor and metalsmith Gianluca Pacchioni will unveil his latest bronze pieces alongside new iterations of his iconic Cremino tables, bronze panels, and sculpture at Les Ateliers Courbet. May 5–July 3.

134 10th Avenue
New York, NY 10011
21. Pat Kim: Formations

Designer and woodworker Pat Kim will showcase a ten-piece collection of one-of-a-kind sculptures created for Still House to celebrate the brand's new location. 

307 East 9th Street
New York, NY 10003
22. The Original Comes From Vitra

"The Original Comes From Vitra" marks the debut of two new limited-edition Panton chairs in celebration of the design's 50th anniversary. Shown alongside are contemporary launches by Konstantin Grcic, Jasper Morrison, and Hella Jongerius, as well as a collaboration with Swiss fashion house Akris. Open May 20–June 24.

100 Gansevoort Street
New York, NY 10014
23. Amaze

Rafael de Cárdenas  and Sahra Motalebi have joined forces to design a labyrinthine installation, Amaze, at Cadillac House until June 10. Presented by art and fashion publication Visionaire, Amaze calls domestic life into question via whimsical environments where mundane meets fantastic. Through June 10. Read the full article.

330 Hudson Street
New York, NY 10013
24. Kips Bay Decorator Show House

Celebrated designers transformed a luxury Manhattan residence into the Kips Bay Decorator Show House, an annual exhibition of fine furnishings, art, and technology. Through May 31. Read the full article.

110 East 76th Street
New York, NY 10021
25. Before & Be After: Growing Up Design

Contemporary and vintage children's design gallery and studio kinder MODERN will exhibit "Before & Be After: Growing Up Design," a retrospective of work by Lucas Maassen & Sons and Play in Motion. May 11–May 25. Read our Q&A with kinder MODERN founder Lora Appleton.

1133 Broadway
Suite 1610
New York, NY 10010
26. Muuto Space

Muuto will open an exclusive space to showcase new perspectives on Scandinavian design that spans across furniture, lighting, and accessories. May 19–May 23. 

873 Broadway
4th Floor
New York, NY 10003
27. MUJI Materials Garden

Japanese lifestyle brand MUJI will present a large-scale immersive installation by Brooklyn designers Ladies & Gentlemen Studio that explores the brand's ethos in celebration of their ten-year anniversary in the United States. May 19–29.

434 Broadway
New York, NY 10013
28. thisopenspace: Home

Designed to mimic a living space, Home is a fully immersive and shoppable apartment curated by thisopenspace featuring exclusive direct-to-consumer brands such as Dusen Dusen, Joybird, and Pieces. May 11–27. 

140 West Broadway
New York, NY 10013
29. Brad Ford: Sitting Still

Curated by Brad Ford at the Hudson Company, Sitting Still celebrates the art of the chair by honoring craft from the 1960's to the present. Ford dug into his personal archives for the exhibit, pulling works from his home, showroom, and makers including George Nakashima, Finn Juhl, BDDW, and Fort Standard. May 11–24.

5 East 20th Street
New York, NY 10003
30. The Future Perfect: Charles de Lisle & Chris Wolston

The Future Perfect will showcase a new customizable series of hanging lights by Charles de Lisle based on his Linden Branch, marking the gallery's first collection of self-produced lighting. Shown alongside are vibrant sand cast aluminum tables, lighting, vessels, and a cabinet by Chris Wolston. May 18–July.

55 Great Jones Street
New York, NY 10012
31. Design Within Reach presents Furnishing Utopia 3.0: Hands to Work

The Furnishing Utopia collective opens a new dialogue at Design Within Reach intended to transcend Shaker aesthetics. Over 25 designers, who created 40+ objects, explored the virtues of focused work and cleanliness that the Shakers regarded as a path to enlightenment. May 19–22. Read 10 Questions With... Studio Gorm, who founded Furnishing Utopia.

158 Mercer Street
New York, NY 10012
32. Bec Brittain x John Hogan

Bec Brittain is debuting a new limited-edition lighting collection designed in collaboration with glass artist John Hogan, who drew inspiration from Brittain's Aries system. May 15–25.

27 West 20th Street
New York, NY 10011
33. Lee Broom: Lens Flair

Lee Broom will present the second installment of his stellar-inspired lighting collection, Observatory, and debut Lens Flair, a new spherical lighting piece inspired by telescopic lenses and the art of horizontal and vertical refractions. May 18–21. 

34 Greene Street
New York, NY 10013
34. Rachel Hayes: Dreams of Being

Textile artist Rachel Hayes recently opened “Dreams of Being,” a site-specific installation at the New York Missoni boutique on Madison Avenue. Hayes leads the viewer's eye around the environment, and both revealing and concealing light and shadow, while maintaining a rhythm through the use of color. Until June 30. Read the full article.

1009 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10075
35. Fernando Mastrangelo & Anna Karlin: Chunk

Fernando Mastrangelo and Anna Karlin collaborated to create Chunk, which sees Karlin’s Chess series of stools and side tables cast in Mastrangelo’s signature materials. See it at Karlin’s brand-new street-facing gallery and showroom. Until June 1. Read the full article. 

108 Eldridge Street
New York, NY 10002
36. Crosby Studios x Opening Ceremony

Opening Ceremony and Crosby Studios have launched a collaboration featuring exclusive apparel, furniture, and housewares on display at Opening Ceremony's Soho flagship. Through May 25.

35 Howard Street
New York, NY 10013
37. WallpaperSTORE* at Poliform New York

Poliform New York will host WallpaperSTORE*'s first pop-up shop in the United States. Visitors can view and shop a curated selection of fashion accessories, tabletop, kitchenware, stationery, desktop, and tech from such brands as Bitossi, Bosa, Editions Milano, Heimat Atlantica, House of Today, Kinto, L'Objet, and Minimalux, among others. May 18–25. 

112 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10016
38. Saturdays NYC: Golden Arch by The Principals

Saturdays NYC has partnered with Sight Unseen OFFSITE to host an installation called Golden Arch by Brooklyn design studio The Principals. The new modular planter system, Prism Planters, has been arranged as a set of angular arches that bisect the backyard. May 17–20.

31 Crosby Street
New York, NY 10013
39. Natuzzi Italia: Agronomist Collection by Marcel Wanders

Marcel Wanders partnered with Natuzzi Italia to introduce the limited-edition Agronomist collection, a culturally rooted home furniture line based on New York City's urban landscape. Each piece takes on a new identity with an interpretation of Gotham City, the alter ego of New York. May 19–24.

105 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10016