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5 Must See Events At New York Design Week 2013

5 Must See Events At New York Design Week 2013
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Our design editor sift through the hundreds of events to find the choice few not to miss this year. We are also giving away free tickets.

Dave Pinter, PSFK
  • 19 may 2013

For the uninitiated, New York’s Design Week roster of events is overwhelming. This year marks the first time the city formally recognizes the event under the name NYCxDESIGN. Part of the initiative is to host a centralized events calendar open to anyone to see and use as a guide. Right now there are a few hundred events listed that will happen in the span of a week. PSFK has sifted through this list and a few others and compiled our top five do not miss events of this year. Whether you are a seasoned design professional or just curious to see the newest and most innovative design work the week has to offer, these events are the shortcut to see the best of the best.

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Reclaim x2

446 Broadway, Floor 3 btw Grand and Howard
Open to the public 15th-17th
Charity sale will take place on Thursday, May 16, 2013, 7:00 – 11:00pm

More than just an exhibition, Reclaim will also host a charity sale to benefit Hurricane Sandy relief through the Brooklyn Recovery Fund. All of the designers participating were asked to pair up and and create works inspired by the idea of collaboration. Among the 50+ designers contributing are Lindsey Adelman, Brad Ascalon, Joe Doucet, Emilie Baltz, Daniel Moyer, Uhuru and UM Project who have all appeared on PSFK in the past.

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Wanted Design
11th Ave between 27th and 28th St.Saturday, May 18th to Monday, May 20th 2013, from 10am to 7pm.

In just its third year, Wanted Design has grown to become one of the most important design events on the calendar. Held in the former Tunnel nightclub space, now called the Terminal Shops, the show is vast. This year nearly 50 exhibitors will participate. There will also be a design conversation series, film screenings, workshops and a pop-up store. The show will feature broad spectrum work from many New York based designers as well as a strong international representation. Too many highlights to mention specifically, but look out for students from the School of Visual Arts, MFA Products of Design course who will ‘hack’ the exhibition with a series of live project performances.

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Noho Design District
May 17th-20th

Consisting of 18 venues in the Noho neighborhood, this annual event serves as an idea incubator and platform for new design talent. The range of exhibitions and events is always widely varied and this year is no exception. Standouts include The American Design Club‘s show Trophy: Awards We Live With. Designers were invited to create trophy objects — either manufactured or found — that were deeply personal yet still accessible to the general public. stopTHINKshop is a pop-up shop highlight new-to-market products that have been conscientiously designed to have a positive impact through the lens of sustainable, ethical, or local production. Field and Various Projects are presenting an array of artists and designers invited to create objects on the theme of travel.

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Off The Grid

Gallery R’Pure
3 East 19th Street btw Broadway and 5th Ave.
Monday to Friday    10:00 -5:00pm

Brooklyn based François Chambard and New York based Frederick McSwain collaborate on a collection of modern survival gear objects. The show is in part a reaction to the post Superstorm Sandy conditions around New York City last year.

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French Design Connection
Chambers Hotel
15 W.56th St
May 18th – 21st

Aiming to break the boundaries between traditional design trade fairs and design exhibitions, the French Design Connection will be taking over portions of the Chambers Hotel. Although the name suggests a nation specific event, FDC will have an international feel, the main exhibition area being designed by NYC-based Brad Ascalon and fabricated in Philadelphia by Draft Works. A mix of objects will be shown from both established names as well as young design talent. The event promises a multi sensory experience including food designed under the direction of Harvard University design professor David Edwards’ Laboratory.

PSFK has three pairs of tickets to Wanted Design to give away. The first three people to tweet @PSFK with the hashtag #psfkdesign will win!

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