New York’s answer to London Design Week, a festival called NYCxDesign (pronounced “NYC by Design”) will run from May 10 to 21, coinciding with and building on the Frieze New York art fair (May 10-13) and the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (May 18-21). The brainchild of city council president and New York City mayoral candidate Christine Quinn, NYCxDesign won’t be creating events so much as positioning them under the new umbrella. “In the spirit of openness and inclusivity, anyone who plans to create a design-related happening can list it with NYCxDesign,” says Willy Wong, chief creative officer of the city’s marketing and tourism agency and a member of the festival steering committee. Check the NYCxDesign website for additional listings.
Here are highlights coming up this month, as well as others outside of the NYCxDesign umbrella, but worth checking out: