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Nyc & Company Announces Nycxdesign Returns May 3-17, 2016 For Fourth Annual Citywide Celebration Of Design

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MAD-011NYC & Company together with New York City officials announced NYCxDESIGN, New York City’s annual, citywide celebration of design, will be held May 3 – 17, 2016. Now in its fourth year, NYCxDESIGN highlights New York City’s diverse design community and its contributions to the vitality and economy of the five boroughs. To register for an event for next year’s program and to learn more about NYCxDESIGN, visitnycxdesign.com.

“NYCxDESIGN has strengthened NYC’s image as a design capital, and each year we look forward to supporting the design industry and its impact on New Yorkers and the world,” said Mayor Bill de Blasio. “From the design schools to the design firms, the industry plays an essential role in the city’s creative and business communities.”

“New York City is a hub for creativity and ingenuity and we are proud to highlight our vibrant design community through NYCxDESIGN. This citywide program celebrates the cutting-edge designers, artists, and entrepreneurs who contribute so much New York City’s place at the forefront of global innovation,” said Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito. “The New York City Council is proud to support NYCxDESIGN with an $100,000 investment for its expansion and we hope that more New Yorkers and visitors alike can experience the unforgettable talent nurtured right here in New York.”

Armory Show

Armory Art Show 2012 Pier 92 and Pier 94

“NYC’s citywide celebration of design has grown tremendously, cementing the City’s place as a global design capital,” said Fred Dixon, president and CEO of NYC & Company. “There could be no better backdrop than New York City, a hub of creativity and innovation, to stage the fourth annual NYCxDESIGN.”

“A century after the garment industry brought a generation of New Yorkers into the middle class, NYCxDESIGN helps showcase how New York City remains the global capital of design,” said New York City Economic Development Corporation President Maria Torres-Springer.  “With more designers than almost any other metropolitan area, New York City continues to prove itself as a center for innovation and a hub for the world’s most creative talent.”

“Art and design are integral to the fabric of neighbourhoods across New York City, educating residents and invigorating communities in every borough” said Cultural Affairs Acting Commissioner Edwin Torres. “Each year, NYCxDESIGN provides a great opportunity to highlight the cutting edge work being done in our creative sector, while inviting all New Yorkers and visitors to learn more about how they can engage with our city’s design community each and every day.”

Pioneer Works, Center for Art and Innovation, Red Hook, Brooklyn

Pioneer Works, Center for Art and Innovation, Red Hook, Brooklyn

Last year’s NYCxDESIGN featured 564 unique events at 228 locations, double the number of events held in 2014. The events represented 17 design disciplines including digital, furniture, graphic and urban design. Hosted at venues throughout New York City, NYCxDESIGN will include an additional three days of programing and will continue to focus on commerce, culture, education and entertainment with events encompassing exhibitions, installations, trade shows, talks, launches and open studios. Returning NYCxDESIGN participants for 2016 include:

  • Collective Design
  • Cooper Hewitt, National Design Museum
  • Frieze Art Fair
  • ICFF
  • Museum of Arts and Design
  • Sight Unseen OFFSITE
  • WantedDesign

To register for an event for next year’s program and to learn more about NYCxDESIGN, visit nycxdesign.com.

Home to more than 40,000 practicing designers (more than any other metropolitan area in the US), 3,900-plus design firms and 10 prominent design and architecture schools, New York City is one of the world’s design capitals. The design sector has a positive impact on NYC’s economy. Employees in the sector earn an average wage of USD$86k, and 60% of those employed in the sector earn at least USD$50k a year. In addition, design employment increased 31% between 2003 and 2013, double the citywide employment growth of 15% over the same period.

In an effort to expand the global impact of NYCxDESIGN and new for the 2015 program, NYCxDESIGN was represented at international design weeks including Milan, Shanghai, Barcelona, and Tokyo. In addition, international design weeks had the opportunity to be involved during NYCxDESIGN, and representation from various designs weeks included Beijing, Ireland, Lima, Mexico, the Netherlands, Paris, Shanghai, Tokyo and Toronto. NYCxDESIGN is a founding member of World Design Week, a worldwide organisation of design weeks.

The City offers stylish accommodations for visitors looking to extend their stay in the City during NYCxDESIGN. The hotels of NYC & Company’s Design Collection exemplify design, from inspiring architecture and cutting-edge interiors to collaborations among top designers, private art collections and culinary adventures. nycgo.com/designcollection.

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