Top Event Picks for New York Design Week 2019 (NYCxDESIGN)

May 17, 2019

It’s time again for New York Design Week 2019 (aka NYCxDESIGN)—one of the best times of year for NYC creatives in the design space. Between May 10th and May 22nd, the city will see hundreds of exciting and informative design-related events across all five boroughs. Obviously, there are too many events to attend them all, and it’s easy to get lost among all the choices—so we’ve rounded up a few top picks that our Kew tenant designers might enjoy.


NoMad Design District Night

May 17th, 5 p.m. – 9 p.m., various NoMad locations

As Friday, May 17th has been designated “NoMad Design District Night,” you’ll find a variety of celebrations that evening across the neighborhood, starting with a special free cocktail party and conversation at 277 Fifth Avenue from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. After a round of champagne and sweets, enjoy a conversation with architect Jeffrey Beers and Brittany Chevalier, Editor of Luxe Interiors + Design, followed by a tour of the model residences inside 277 Fifth Avenue. Be sure to stop by Arlo NoMad, WANT Apothecary and Luxury Living while you’re out and about that evening. 


SoHo Design District Celebrates NYCxDESIGN

May 18th, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m., various SoHo showrooms

After enjoying the events in our own NoMad neighborhood on Friday, head south on Saturday to the SoHo District to see the unveilings of new designs in the area’s many showrooms. A map of participating showrooms is available here. Events are free, but some showrooms require an RSVP.



May 18th – 21st, 269 11th Avenue, Manhattan
May 16th – 20th, 274 36th Street, Brooklyn, NY

WantedDesign, a platform dedicated to promoting design and fostering the international creative community, is hosting marquis events during NYCxDESIGN at its Terminal Location at Hudson Yards and in its Industry City Brooklyn location. Enjoy installations, pop-up stores and interactive experiences, and make meaningful connections with other creatives. Free for trade registrations; online registration available through their website.


Design Week Store Tours

May 10th – 22nd, various design district neighborhoods

For an insider’s look at some of the top galleries, showrooms and hotels in the city, sign up for one or more of the Design Week Store Tours. Curated by noted connoisseurs and design stars, these personalized tours will help immerse you in leading trends in design to spark your inspiration. Tours are scheduled twice a day for Madison Avenue, Greene Street, Flatiron District and SoHo Design District, at a cost of $85 per tour. Limited availability. Sign up for a tour via their website.


Labors of Love: Great Designers on Creating Books that Showcase Their Finest Work

May 22nd, 3 p.m. – 7 p.m., D&D Building, Matteo Gennari Showroom, 979 3rd Avenue #333, Manhattan

Join design book producer Jill Cohen in a conversation with four of today’s leading design talents on the joy, drama and thrill of working with her to create books that give their work a fresh and meaningful presence. Free admission.


ICFF 2019

May 19th – 22nd, Javits Center, 655 West 34th Street

ICFF is an exciting trade event showcasing the latest trends in luxury interiors held during Design Week. Over 900 exhibitors from across the globe showcase the newest frontier of what’s best and what’s next for luxury interior design. A must for interior designers. Registration and pricing available here.


NYCxDESIGN Awards and ICFF Party

May 20th, 5 p.m. – 10 p.m., Pier 17, 89 South Street

A premier event of Design Week, the NYCxDESIGN Awards Ceremony takes place between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m., followed by a blow-out gala on the pier with live music, an open bar, hors d’oeuvres and chef carving stations of Steak, Italian and Mediterranean Fare. Tickets are $100-$150 and can be purchased here.


NYCxDESIGN is just one of the many reasons so many designers flock to NYC, and it’s one of the great benefits of living and working in the NoMad neighborhood. Be sure to take advantage of the many opportunities to explore, connect and be inspired.