Dave Pinter: 5 Must See Design Exhibitions at NYCxDesign

Dave Pinter: 5 Must See Design Exhibitions at NYCxDesign
Arts & Culture

From internet developed products to experimental design ideas, we've filtered down the best events to spend your time at.

Dave Pinter, PSFK
  • 26 may 2014

Are you a design lover? Then NYC will offer a seemingly non-stop, city wide array off design events, exhibitions and parties over the coming days. The NYCxDesign events list can be a bit overwhelming and maybe you don’t have a ton of time to get out and see everything. So here is a shortcut list of our picks for the top five exhibition not to miss.

Reclaim 3: Carte Blanche
at Colony
324 Canal Street, 2nd Floor

Opening event: May 15, 7:00‐11:00pm rsvp
Exhibit hours: May 16‐23 12:00‐7:00pm

Celebrating the opening of Colony, a new gallery model that showcases independent contemporary American design, Reclaim 3 will debut three new design installations. Fort Makers, The Principals and UM Project are each creating interactive large works that blur the line between design and performance. The images below are a preview of UM Project’s installation called ‘Maypole’

Maypole for "Carte Blanche" exhibition by Reclaim NYC

Maypole for "Carte Blanche" exhibition by Reclaim NYC

11th Ave btw 27th and 28th Street
Saturday/Sunday, May 17/18 10am–7pm – Open to trade and public
Ticket info here.

In three years, Wanted has established itself as a premier design event during NYCxDesign for showcasing the freshest and most innovative contemporary design. There’s a main curated exhibition, Launchpad area featuring the work of emerging designers, talks and panels, and a live student design challenge. If there is one show to see this weekend, this is it.


CYQL by Design Laboratorie, furniture made from recycled bicycle inner tubes.


Emergency Bench by Jamie Wolfond


The Cargo Scooter by Nimble

Sight Unseen OFFSITE
200 Lafayette Street
May 16 to 20 — 12PM to 7PM Friday and 11AM to 7PM Saturday through Tuesday

Launched earlier this year, Sight Unseen OFFSITE is a nomadic design fair focusing on the intersection of art and design. The exhibition serves as a platform for the exploration of new ideas and exposure of new design talent. This show is for those who are looking to see the unique, experimental, and boundary pushing end of object making.

grouped watch shot

SmileSolar by Q&Q, a new line of solar powered watches from Japan.

Object_Brendan Timmins_01

Object by Brandan Timmins, part of a series curated by Joel Evey which redefines or recontextualizes the idea of a utilitarian object for the home.


Graphite by Farrah Sit, a collection of indoor hanging lights and planters that bring light and plants together.

Wallpaper* Handmade with Jaguar
345 West 14th St. btw 8th & 9th Ave.
May 16 – May 31

A staple of Milan Design Week, the Wallpaper* Handmade exhibition makes a first visit to NYC. The show celebrates contemporary craft paired with design. Wallpaper* Handmade will highlight a series of special Jaguar-inspired design pieces, including a cut-away version of the Jaguar F-TYPE Coupe, showcasing the vehicle’s lightweight, aluminum structure and iconic design. Additionally, Wallpaper has commissioned an exclusive, new work from local Brooklyn, N.Y., architects Snarkitecture, inspired by Jaguar design, as well as six new collaborations with the brand.

DCJ Table by Vincenzo De Cotiis Inspired by Jaguar



MoMA Design Store Presents: Kickstarter

81 Spring Street, NYC
Between Crosby and Broadway
Opening Party May 19 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.

MoMA Design Store Soho will present a collection of product realized through Kickstarter. 24 products created by 20 international designer will be shown. The objects selected embody the qualities of Good Design ascribed by the Museum in their innovation of function, use of novel materials, and technological advancement.



+Design Update
+Earn media / increase exposure
+fitness / sport
+Fort Makers
+Sight Unseen
+The Principals
+UM Project
+Work & Business

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