The International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) will take place at the Jacob Javits Convention Center from May 18 through 21, but all throughout the month of May the whole of New York City will be abuzz with design-fever. The ICFF will be accompanied by several off-site exhibitions, festivals, and events that will lure designers, manufactures, craftsmen, architects, students, and enthusiasts from all over the world to celebrate contemporary design and New York as a global design capital.
Courtesy Collective Design Fair
COLLECTIVE DESIGN FAIR:
When: May 8–11, 2013
Where: Pier 57, New York
This May, the Collective .1 Design Fair will debut for the first time at New York City’s historic Pier 57. Designers and curators have pulled together a collection of contemporary design and vintage pieces from leading design galleries all over the world, including New York, Philadelphia, Paris, and Stockholm. Exhibitors include Volume Gallery, Sebastian + Barquet, Modernity, Kinder MODERN, and R 20th Century.
When: May 10–12
Where: Dumbo, Brooklyn
The BKYLN DESIGNS annual design fair will celebrate its 10th Anniversary this May. The fair will commemorate local talents by showcasing the works of Brooklyn-based designers including Dhurries by Vaishali’s intricately designed all cotton, flat weave area rugs, Aellon’s sustainable and re-purposed furniture designs, and Paula Greiff’s uniquely decorative ceramics. The three-day event will feature design-focused panel discussions, as well as kid-friendly activities, including a Mommy & Me cooking design event led by One Girl Cookies.
When: May 10–21
This May the NYCxDESIGN festival will premier in city parks, galleries, design schools, and venues all throughout New York’s five boroughs. New York City’s first citywide design festival will embrace and celebrate the works of New York’s 40,000 design professionals. The 12-day fair will highlight every imaginable form of design, featuring a design film festival, trade shows, panel discussions, installations, and exhibitions highlighting furniture, graphic, industrial, and fashion design.
When: May 17–20
Where: Terminal Stores Building
(11th Ave. between 27th and 28th Street)
The third edition of WantedDesign invites design lovers to take part in student workshops, participate in conversation series, and view installations crafted by renowned international design professionals, such as the Swedish design studio Almedahls, which produces beautiful high-quality textiles, and FÁBRICA, the Guatemalan furniture and home accessory design studio that merges age-old techniques and materials with modern design technologies. The event will take place in the Terminal Stores Building where brick walls and high ceilings provide the ideal background for participants and visitors to admire these pioneering furniture, textile, and home accessory designs. WantedDesign is also creating a special bike map highlighting design destinations around the city.