NY Design Week officially came to a close last week, but that doesn't mean we're done marveling over our favorite student work seen at NYCxDesign. Throughout the month of May, we spotted some of the best student work at ICFF and WantedDesign Manhattan and Brooklyn. Experimenting with materials and technology and tackling real-world scenarios like designing for people with Alzheimer's, students didn't hold back their creativity in the least this year.
Each show brought with it very different types of student work. Without surprise, ICFF focused on furniture design, where we saw everything from silicone dipped felt chairs to reimagined prison furniture. The WantedDesign shows brought more experimental projects to the table, including a hugging chair designed to comfort children with mental challenges like autism. No matter what their medium, material or end goal was, all of these projects here represent the best of the best in up-and-coming design.