Taking up more than 165,000 square feet in the gargantuan Javits Center, ICFF is likely home to any type of design style and designer you're looking for—lavish, minimal, handmade or downright dramatic, there's a little something for everyone in the sprawling space. This year felt particularly broad, as it welcomed
Tucked away in Soho was one of our favorite exhibits on display during NYCxDesign: The Strong collection. On display at Vitsœ's NYC location, the exhibit featured around 75 items from Tom Strong's 250+ item collection of Dieter Rams-designed Braun products. Strong's diverse collection ranged from tabletop cigarette lighters to electric
You might know that in the 1940s there were plans to build an airport right over Manhattan. But did you know that Buckminster Fuller wanted to build a climate-controlled dome over midtown in the 1960s? Or that in the 1880s, a pneumatic overhead railway was proposed for commuters? Or that
Since taking the role of head designer at IKEA several years ago, Marcus Engman has led a great effort to match the most well-known furniture company in the world with the best designers working in the business today. Why? Because he believes that high-quality design should be accessible to anyone.
Set up as a gallery exhibition on the ground floor of 100 Avenue of the Americas in SoHo, Sight Unseen Offsite showcased some of the most innovative designers working today. Unlike other design week shows, the editors of Sight Unseen almost dictatorially command who gets to participate or not —
We're looking to kick the summer off right. In honor of the 7th season of the Design Awards coming to a close, Core77 will be hosting an inaugural party at A/D/O in Brooklyn, NY on June 8th, to coincide with the release of the Awards results earlier in the day.
So it begins... the height of NYCxDesign, and perhaps at its highest ever? 2017’s New York May design calendar has turned out to be it’s most packed yet, and this weekend is the start of the real madness. Beginning this weekend, larger fairs such as ICFF, Sight Unseen OFFSITE and
Household accessories brand Good Thing is busy for this year's edition of NYCxDesign, kicking things off with an elegant collaborative exhibit at WANTED Design Manhattan featuring one classic design item: the shaving brush. This redesign is not by chance, as they've teamed up with shaving accessory delivery giant Harry's to
2017's edition of NYCxDesign is proving to be the most jam-packed installment of the event to date—previously deemed New York Design Week, organizers of this series of cultural events are stretching it out to a completely saturated month of launches, exhibitions, conferences, crits and expos. We have yet to hit
Some of the most exciting work during NYCxDesign can be found at student exhibitions, but where are they? The short answer: all over the place. Some are hidden in larger shows like ICFF, and others are standalone shows. To make the search for great student work a little easier, we've
The month of May is a great time to be looking for job opportunities, as many employers are looking to hire new staffers before summer hits. For those recruiting talent, it's the perfect time to find new graduates who are eager to embark on their first career, as well as
NYCxDesign 2017 has just kicked off, and we're already overwhelmed by the exciting exhibitions, parties, presentations, trade shows, workshops and conferences to attend. We're guessing those of you attending NY Design week month are in the same boat, so we've put together a condensed guide of things to hone in
The early May opening of Collective Design in Manhattan always feels like the official kickoff to several weeks worth of design events attached to NYCxDesign, New York's extended alternative to Milan Design Week. Often a presentation of objects demonstrating both style and concept, Collective Design brings together works of designers
All moms are different, so instead of putting them in categories for our Mother's Day Gift Guide (foodie, designer, outdoorsy, blah blah blah.), here's one long list of practical Mother's Day gifts that will earn you more favorite child points than your siblings. Each gift on this list is selected
Our NYCxDesign Map is back to help guide you through the city that never sleeps on your quest to discover great design. Use our map on your phone or your computer to plan your schedule, filter through the events you really want to go to by category and/or location (yes, you can just search for parties) and hopefully have a more pleasant, carefree experience altogether.
The Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA)'s first Women+Design Summit (#IDSAWomenDesign)—focusing on the unique challenges and accomplishments of women in design—will be held on May 12, 2017 in San Diego. All are welcome to attend. See the schedule and sessions and register online by May 8. Book your hotel
Well...that was fun. The first ever Sketch Jam is officially in the books. We weren't sure what to expect, but based on the positive reactions from our judges, competitors and audience, we think it's safe to say it was a success. Sixteen competitors, five judges, and four rounds meant lots of seriously cool sketching happening.
Portland is unarguably a hotbed for design thinking, but in a lot of ways it's a graphic design town. No shade to our friends in the visual disciplines - seriously, most industrial designers' business cards could sorely use your help - but finding the tangible parts of PDX Design Week
There are always the industry veterans who lament a decline in the quality of Milan design week, but all told it was a solid one, with as many highlights as ever before. Sure, that might be attributable to the surfeit of events and exhibitions, but rest assured there is far
Are you a wet-behind-the-ears student looking for an angle into the big leagues of product design? Are you a grizzled design veteran desperate for a last shot at glory? Can you sketch like a fiend? Ideate in your sleep? Are you only truly at peace while bathing in the heat
As the industry's biggest annual trade fair, the Salone del Mobile is certainly an occasion to reflect on the state of design today—both implicitly and explicitly as certain schools and organizations take the opportunity to critique the commercial pretense of both the Salone and the mobile. This year, two venues
This upcoming New York Design Week, WantedDesign will mark its fourth year hosting their Design Schools Workshop. The workshop brings together students from five different design programs to create objects over an intensive four day period. Each year involves experimenting with different materials to come up with a novel product,
Beyond the countless brands and blockbusters, design school exhibitions are easily among the more rewarding events in Milan during the Salone del Mobile. Not only do the universities and academies offer a highly visible platform for the students themselves, but the exhibitions also serve as inspiration for current and prospective
Plasticity Forum will be taking place twice in the upcoming weeks. The first event happens in Dallas, Texas on Friday April 21, as part of Earth Day Texas, the largest Earth Day celebration in the world. More information can be found here and Registration Here. The second event
Just over a century ago, Paul Scheerbart noted that "the new glass environment will completely transform mankind, and it remains only to wish that the new glass culture will not find too many opponents." Captivated by Bruno Taut's 1914 glass pavilion, the writer painted a utopian picture of a crystalline
As far as themes go, "DESIGN is...?" might be as open-ended as they come. If the vast majority of the 650 young designers exhibiting in SaloneSatellite 2017 are any indication, design is stuff you put in your house, with few deviations from furniture and lighting at the far end of
Gallagher & Associates is seeking a Technical Project Manager to join our New York office. The Technical Project Manager is responsible for planning and overseeing the software development timeline for multiple digital interactives, concurrently. The ideal candidate has experience managing design-focused software applications and navigating complex development
In his Statement of Intent for this year's Japan Creative Projects exhibition at the Palazzo Litta, Director Hiroshi Naito notes that a central tenet of Japanese culture is "to make a point of treating things with great care and affection." Indeed, Japanese companies and designers alike made a strong showing
Design, like nearly every aspect of life today, is often as much about how the projects are represented in media as they are about their function or user experience. For anyone who is vicariously following along with design events and exhibitions via screen-based media such as Facebook, Instagram, and the
Y'all ready for this? The time has come and we are now accepting entries for our first ever Sketch Jam event, which is taking place during Design Week Portland. On Wednesday, April 26th we will be welcoming some of the finest creative talent for what promises to be the most high-concept, highflying, and downright fun sketching competition you've ever seen.
Who makes the best IKEA hacks? After last week's IKEA Festival during Milan's Design Week, the clear winner is IKEA. For their first official foray into presenting during the festivities of Salone del Mobile (2015's kitchen-focused presentation in Tortona was also meant to address the throngs of visitors for Expo
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