NYCxDesign in a New York Minute

NYCxDesign in a New York Minute

You’ve got one weekend to take NYCxDesign by storm. Looking to make your shortlist of where to go, what to do, where to eat? We tapped a few bde team members who are especially in-the-know to guide us through New York’s design week with the best the city has to offer. Like all things NYC, we’ll keep it snappy - read on to plan your NYCxDesign in a New York minute.

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Discover the Maison&Objet USA Rising Talents at WantedDesign

Discover the Maison&Objet USA Rising Talents at WantedDesign WantedDesign

May 16-21, Terminal Stores (Manhattan) & Industry City (Brooklyn)

  • May 17th - Who will be the Maison&Objet USA Rising Stars of September 2019? What will FLOS and Ressource be showing this year? (Hint: there’s exclusive talks, larger-than-life lighting and live painting involved.) Find out during WantedDesign Press + VIP event from 5-7 PM | RSVP

  • May 18th - In honor of the 100th anniversary of the Bauhaus, Be Original Americas hosts an exciting panel including Susan Lyons, President at Designtex, Ben Watson, Chief Creative Officer at Herman Miller and Carlo Gasparini, Design Manager at Alessi at 2 PM at WantedDesign Manhattan. | RSVP

  • May 16-20 - Get connected in Industry City, Brooklyn: Alessi presents 20 student projects in an experimental exhibit that explores new uses for household objects, created in collaboration with ENSCI French design school students. | Register

  • May 18-21 - In Manhattan, experience FLOS: surround yourself with Arrangements by Michael Anastassiades in a special exhibition at the entrance of Terminal Stores. Next, see the latest colorful collaborations from Ressource, including Yves Klein Blue. | Register Soho, Nomad, and beyond

Around the city, from May 17th

Noctambule at FLOS lights up Soho this NYCxDesign.

Noctambule at FLOS lights up Soho this NYCxDesign.

  • Soho Night on May 18th
    When downtown Manhattan opens its doors, here are the parties you won’t want to miss:
    FLOS (152 Greene) from 7-9 PM | RSVP
    Ligne Roset (155 Wooster) from 6-9 PM
    nanimarquina (588 Broadway, Suite 607) from 6-9 PM | RSVP

  • #Ligne102 from May 18-June 2
    Ligne Roset’s 250 Park Ave South store hosts a unique art installation by Belgian architect & rising star Bernard Dubois inspired by archetypal architectural shapes. Dubois overlaps narratives from Leon Battista Alberti to Giorgio de Chirico and channels the famous cork-lined room of Marcel Proust in this collaboration with PIN-UP Magazine, with cork provided by Amorim Cork.

  • Lissoni Inc. Open Studio from May 20-22
    Lissoni Inc. opens their New York doors to you. Visit the studio to see the new Soho home of this renowned design firm with current works on display from 10 AM-5 PM at 79 Mercer. | RSVP

  • Moooi at NoMad Night on May 17th
    Be among the first to see new designs in the Moooi NYC showroom at their NoMad Design District party at 36 E 31st Street from 6-9 PM. | RSVP

Lissoni Inc. opens its doors.

Lissoni Inc. opens its doors.

And that’s not all...looking for exclusive invites? Write us and we’ll send some extra special events your way.

Join us at the Javits Center

Join us at the Javits Center

...during ICFF

May 19-22, Javits Center

From biodegradable fashion to exclusive talks with industry stars - this ICFF is set to be more thought-provoking than ever. Flag these booth numbers & talks for your visit:

  • Ventura New York - The Dutch Edition at Booth 1827 - this year’s edition brings together 17 innovative designers & manufacturers to showcase the most creative minds in Dutch design. Plus, get inside the Dutch design mind at their ICFF talk, The Dutch Touch -  Sunday May 19th from 10:30-11:30 AM. | RSVP

  • Ethnicraft at  Booth 2009 - Simple, sustainable, contemporary. See how Ethnicraft creates intentional & accessible pieces made from sustainably sourced wood.

The Kaumera Kimono by Nienke Hoogvliet - on view at Ventura New York - The Dutch edition

The Kaumera Kimono by Nienke Hoogvliet - on view at Ventura New York - The Dutch edition

  • Fantini at Booth 2163 - New ABOUTWATER designs, colorful glass collections, and more. See the latest in bath fittings from this Italian manufacturer.

  • Spot Ligne Roset at the Soho Design District stand - Booth 2765.

Fritz Hansen x Sean Kelly Gallery

Fritz Hansen x Sean Kelly Gallery

  • Fritz Hansen x Sean Kelly Gallery - just a short walk from Javits! Experience a special exhibit for the North American launch of new Fritz Hansen designs by Jaime Hayon & Paul McCobb, plus a special exhibition of Poul Kjaerholm designs. Open to the public *only* on May 20th from 10 AM-5 PM at 475 10th Ave.

Beth M.’s City Picks

Our PR director, Beth, offers up her top picks for city happenings this spring, from hot new neighborhoods to anticipated art openings.

The Vessel at Hudson Yards

The Vessel at Hudson Yards

Colony presents Pas des Deux - attend the opening reception on May 16 from 7-9 PM | RSVP

Hudson Yards - New York’s newest neighborhood - and a 10-year project in the making - is officially open. Don’t miss The Vessel by Thomas Heatherwick - just remember to book tickets!

Camp: Notes on Fashion at The Metropolitan Museum - you saw the Met Gala…now see the exhibit on view May 8-September 8. Get advance tickets here.

Whitney Biennial exhibition - opens May 17. Get advance tickets here.

Frieze Sculpture at the Rockefeller Center - in partnership with Frieze New York and Tishman Speyer. See the map with sculptures by 14 international artists here.

Jasper Morrison presents Corks - an exhibition of his limited edition cork furniture collection at the Kasmin Gallery, 297 10th Ave. On view from May 9-June 29.

Friedman Benda presents An Accelerated Culture - a selection of the most progressive contemporary designers, curated by Libby Sellers and Brent Dzekciorius. On view at 515 W 26th Street from May 3-June 8.

Nature at the Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial - featuring more than 60 groundbreaking works from designers in collaboration with scientists, engineers, farmers, and environmentalists to design a more harmonious future. On view from May 10, 2019-January 20, 2020

Too Fast to Live, Too Young to Die at MAD - an exploration of the visual language of punk through hundreds of graphics. Visit from April 9-August 18.   

Beth D.’s  Restaurant Recs

Food-forward recommendations from our founder & CEO, Beth Dickstein.

Caprese season. Photo by Sant’Ambroeus

Caprese season. Photo by Sant’Ambroeus


Still love Odeon - great New York vibe, steak frites and drinks.


Omen - the best kept secret for Japanese food in New York.

For Italian food, San Carlo or Coco Pazzo - it’s a toss up.

Lucky Strike on Grand Street - like Odeon, this place feels like old New York (in a cool way).

Sant Ambroeus on Lafayette - the perfect spot for for breakfast.

Hao Noodle (we like the downtown location at 401 Sixth Avenue) - great Chinese food - very different!


Dimes - downtown ambiance, and a great breakfast.

Epistrophy - a lovely, low key place - and with great Louis Poulsen fixtures.

Seamore’s - really Little Italy, and it’s best when sitting outside.

Museum Mile

Flora at the Breuer - go for the food, stay for the decor.


Roman’s - sat next to Kevin Bacon and had great food, need I say more?

Celestine - pricey, but worth it  And if a gorgeous night sit out under the bridge.

Xixa - low key and different Mexican with awesome Mezcal and Tequila menu.

Liz’s Late Night Stops

When we need to liven up our after-hours list, we turn to our Social Media Manager Liz - read on for her current favorites.

After a full day in the city, take a break at these bars

After a full day in the city, take a break at these bars


Nitecap - low-key ambiance, cool cocktails.

Banzarbar - intimate space on the second floor of Freemans Restaurant - not for big groups. Go for the creative cocktails & great light bites. Closes at midnight - make a reservation on Resy.

East Village

Short Stories - a snug new addition to the Bowery - check it out in Vogue.


The Django - a cavelike cocktail bar under the Roxy Hotel. Check the schedule to see what’s on - performances range from live jazz to salsa music. Open until 2AM on Friday & Saturday - reserve here.


The Fleur Room - recently opened at the top of The Moxy Chelsea. 360-degree views of Manhattan, a Rockwell-Group designed bar and full-floral theme.


The Water Tower- go for the views & the vibe at the top of the Williamsburg Hotel. 96 Wythe Ave. For reservations (recommended), click here.

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bde's Guide to Milan Design Week 2019

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