The is a showcase of New York City’s top designing talent, bringing in hundreds of thousands of international and national designers, makers, architects and manufacturers to the City to exhibit new and exciting creations.
The festival started as a city initiative by the NYC Economic Development Corporation to help creatives collaborate across different disciplines. It has since become a nonprofit organization that hosts this annual festival featuring 300,000 designers from around the world. The goal of is to educate up-and-coming creatives about design and to encourage them to, well, create, helming year-round programs that increase diversity, equitable opportunity and inclusion within the City’s myriad design professions.
The 2023 edition of the NYCxDESIGN festival includes a running from now through the end of May (though the website marks the official dates as May 18–25). The month kicks off with at the on May 5. A collection of four 3D-printed digital columns, the exhibition shows the marriage between the physical and digital space in architecture and design.