New York City is a hub of creativity and innovation, so it is no surprise it is the home of the industry-renowned expo NYCXDesign Festival. The festival is a stage for product innovation, groundbreaking design and intelligent discussion on the future of the interior design industry.
NYCxDesign Festival 2023 runs from May 18- 25th, scattered across venues throughout the city—but don't fret non-New Yorkers, there is plenty of virtual events too!
For interior designers, the festival is an opportunity to source new suppliers, find inspiration, educate themselves on topical issues and touch base with the international interior industry community.
Attending NYCxDESIGN festival as an interior designer
When it comes to staying ahead in the competitive world of interior design, attending trade shows like NYCxDESIGN Festival is a must. Attendees will walk away feeling inspired, educated and connected.
Three reasons interior designers should attend NYCxDESIGN Festival events:
- Expand Industry Knowledge. A jamp-packed timetable of free and paid workshops, seminars, and talks led by indusyry experts to enhance your interior design knowledge and career.
- Connect with Professionals. Building connections is the key to success in the interior design business. By forging strong relationships with industry professionals, you gain access to tons of resources, ideas, and opportunities for collaboration.
- Build Your Reputation. Attend enough events and network in the right circles and eventually, people will start to recognise you and your brand. And as we know, greater brand visibility has a direct correlation to securing more projects.
5 Best Interior Design Talks at NYC Design Week 2023
Understand your industry through the lens of panel talks—From talks on sustainable design to discussions on the future of interior design, there's something for everyone.
Visualist x Soulhaus: Celebrating & Reflecting Diversity in Design
When: 23 May 2023, 17:00 - 18:00 BST
Join Visualist and The Soulhaus as they host a panel discussion with three successful female designers from diverse backgrounds to learn about how each reflects their cultural heritage and experiences in their ethos and designs.
Featured in the panel:
- Victoria Adesanmi - owner of LA-based multidisciplinary design studio Aesthetics Studios.
- Remul Johnson - founder of home African-inspired home decor brand Meyourge.
- Winnie Tam - founder of London-based interior design studio fourteen a.m.
Get tickets to Visualist x Soulhaus: Celebrating & Reflecting Diversity in Design.
Visualist are hosting regualr panels throughout the festival. Explore other talks by Visualist on Eventbrite.
Practicality and Interior Design with Anna Page
When: 18 May 2023, 18:00 - 20:00 ET
Where: 837 Washington Street, New York City
Marrying the art of form and function is a skill that Anna Page, founder of The Page Edit, has spent years mastering. Anna Page is joined by Shelby Vanhoy (creator of Pretty in Pines), Alison Kenworthy (founder of Homeworthy), and Monique Valeris (senior editor of Good Housekeeping) for a discussion on style with plenty of substance.
Get tickets for Practicality and Interior Design with Anna Page.
What is the Carbon Footprint of a Piece of Furniture? A Primer for Action
When: 18 May 2023, 17:00 pm - 18:00 BST
How can we measure the carbon footprint of a sofa, chair or table? How do materials, packaging, transport and disposal factor in? What are terms such as net zero, cradle-to-grave, materiality and embodied carbon?
Hosted by leading sustainability experts, Lucy Arndt and Lucy Crane, the panel promises to be an insightful discussion on tackling climate change through design, culminating in a refreshing call to action.
Get tickets for What is the Carbon Footprint of a Piece of Furniture? A Primer for Action.
The Black Home: More than Black Art with Designers Guild
When: 19 May 2023, 11:00 - 13:00 ET
Where: 837 Washington Street, New York City
Founder of the Black Artists + Designers Guild, Malene Barnett, speaks alongside founding members of the guild Beth Diana Smith, Jomo Tariku, Leyden Lewis, and Lisa Hunt. The talk is an open exploration of the connection between Black culture and technology in the home. The conversation will explore the home as an expression of Black creativity and culture, where desires, stories, and lineage are expressed.
Get tickets to The Black Home: More than Black Art with Designers Guild.
ImpactXDesign – Using Design for Urban Revitalization and Economic Justice
When: 18 May 2023, 12:30 -13:30 BST
Fee: Pay what you can
As an interior designer, you have the power to reshape the community. Ari Takata-Vasquez, founder and creative director of Viscera Studio, will teach you how.
Using her own platform, In the Black—a shared marketplace empowering Black-owned businesses, Ari Takata-Vasquez will illustrate how design can make an impact beyond aesthetics and instead infiltrate the realms of community and economic development.
Get tickets for Using Design for Urban Revitalization and Economic Justice.
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