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Design Pavilion returns to Times Square for the second year in a row! Featuring interactive design-driven installations, this year's annual nine-day public design and cultural happening is themed From This Day Forward.
Design Pavilion in Times Square serves as the public hub for the city’s official design week and the many related design events occurring around the city. It hosts the NYCxDESIGN Information Kiosk where you can get your official NYCxDESIGN Guide; four days of Design Talks NYC™; Design Market NYC™; and a series of installations that are free and open to the public and engage emerging and established designers, architects, brands and visionaries from around the world.
US premier of custom-designed inflatable pavilion by Inflate
In the spirit of this year’s Design Pavilion theme and a commitment to innovation and the future, Design Pavilion Creative Director Harry Allen collaborated with UK-based, fast architecture and lightweight design brand Inflate to debut this large-scale, inflatable structure spanning approximately 2,000 square feet and 25-feet-high. This inflatable pavilion is an intricate and uniquely light and soft form housing special exhibitions within its sheltered space.
The lighting for the Inflate pavilion was designed by L'Observatoire International using Philips Lighting innovations to highlight the form of the structure both within and without, bringing depth through a play of light and opacity.
Bright New Things, sponsored by Avery Dennison and Arts Thread, presents work of emerging designers
For the 2018 edition of Design Pavilion, an international "Bright New Things" competition hailing from the UK challenges students and recent graduates from around the world to wrap an everyday object using Avery Dennison’s graphic materials. Four winning designs will be chosen for exhibition within a stunning, large glass cube powered by Avery Dennison's Janela™ and Vela™ technologies, offering viewers a combination of physical and digital discovery and a glimpse into the future of consumer experience.
MAGIS with HERMAN MILLER
MAGIS with HERMAN MILLER returns to Design Pavilion for a second year with this bold expression of vivid color, organic forms, and a playful spirit. Magis encourages its design partners to achieve technological sophistication by exploring innovative uses of materials and production techniques, evident in their original designs. Arts Thread International administered the Magis Mural Competition for this showcase in Times Square, involving the local New York community, design schools and design students in developing a site-specific installation to creatively showcase its iconic chairs. The students were asked to develop 2D artwork for the backdrop walls.
First time collaboration between Design Pavilion and Nasdaq recognizes impact of design on our future
Reinforcing the forward-looking theme of the 2018 Design Pavilion, Design Pavilion and Nasdaq share a commitment to the role of design and technology in our future and will feature daily live broadcast interviews with design industry stars, engaging more than two million Nasdaq followers.
Circus Family adorns Superior Digital Display screens in Times Square
Custom-designed, digital animations by audiovisual design collective Circus Family, based in The Netherlands, will grace Superior Digital’s spectacular digital signage located at West 42nd and 49th Streets, the gateways to Times Square, prior to and during Design Pavilion’s program.
50 New York Artists: A Public Art Exhibition
In celebration of New York Magazine's 50th anniversary, 50 artists were invited to create 50 magazine covers that express what New York City looks to them right now. The project began with Alex Katz, who revisited the "Subway Drawings" series he made when studying at Cooper Union in the 1940s and whose new drawings appeared in New York's anniversary issue this past October. On-site at Design Pavilion, another artist will create, in real time, a 15-foot-tall New York Magazine cover in Times Square, adding to the dozens of covers that will be released throughout the city in a rolling, surprising public art project. Come watch history in the making!
Pratt Institute presents The Future of Take-Out, an exhibition of student solutions
The Future of Take-Out is a unique collaboration with the New York State Department of Environment Conservation (DEC), challenging Pratt students to explore a range of solutions that focus on reducing waste, eliminating one-time use packages for fast food, plastic alternatives, marine-friendly packaging and methods and systems for packaging and transporting take-out food with the goal of eliminating the pollution of New York’s waterways and Harbor by the litter of fast food plastic utensils, containers, straws and bags offered by the city’s take-out restaurants, delis, and food carts. Pratt Institute is transforming academic excellence in architecture, art, design, information studies, and liberal arts and sciences through its defining heritage and visionary future.
AIGA designers use design to engage citizens in democracy
AIGA, the professional association for design, is collaborating this year with Design Pavilion to showcase its Design for Democracy: “Building Community Power” messages and graphics on the Nasdaq MarketSite Tower and Marquee digital screens at 4 Times Square from May 12-20. Nasdaq will share the AIGA members’ content on the Tower and Marquee, as well as across its social media channels that engage more than two million followers. Since 1998, AIGA has been advocating for design for civic engagement through voter campaigns, education, registration, access, and civic participation.
MIO debuts a new line of furniture designed to enhance creativity
MIO is a line of modern sustainable furnishings for creative spaces. ‘The Work is Play Collection’, to be shown for the first time at Design Pavilion, is the result of research into the habits and activities of adults in their living and workspaces. ‘The Work is Play’ line brings play to the forefront as a means to spontaneously interact and share with others while enhancing creativity and communication.
zU-studio presents anti-gravity seating for “Re-lying”
Parenthesis, aka ( ), of the Re-lying Collection, invites you to experience anti-gravity seating positions. The collection promotes numerous health benefits, including reducing the pressure on the lumbar discs, improving back pain and sciatica issues, reducing heart rat, and improving circulation. Relax and breathe in the heart of the city.
THE AMERICAN DESIGN CLUB returns to Design Pavilion
The American Design Club, a platform for designers and brands to show, share, and sell their work, will return for the third year to Design Pavilion, where visitors will browse their pop-up shop and take home the latest products made by emerging and established creatives. The American Design Club connects and consults with brands on new opportunities and curates theme-based exhibitions of new work at some of the finest design venues.
Duggal Visual Solutions showcases their most innovative technologies
Renowned for fine print production, Duggal Visual Solutions also provides digital interactive fixtures, custom fabrication, and design consultation. As a production partner, Duggal’s state of the art capabilities are evident in all Design Pavilion’s signage and in this original installation.
Times Square Design Lab debut
The Times Square Alliance launches its inaugural prototypes from a new program titled Times Square Design Lab. These commissioned designs for public space provide new solutions for the Time Square Alliance’s needs for seating, meeting, shopping and signage. We hope that these products will find customers and manufacturers in other public spaces nationally and internationally. These are prototypes, and this is a laboratory, so we welcome constructive feedback on social media using #TSqDL.
Design Market NYC
From May 12-20 2018, come in and learn about the products and designers and shop for innovative gifts!
Design Talks NYC
In conjunction with Design Pavilion, Design Talks NYC is a fascinating and culturally relevant conversation and story series featuring architecture, design, art and civic visionaries and creative leaders. Now its fourth year, the program returns in 2018 to 4 Times Square aka 151 West 42nd Street, one of the most recognized buildings in the world. A designated floor will host all talks and conversations, as well as a press lounge for any credentialed journalist covering Design Pavilion and NYCxDesign.