October 1, 2016

Interior Design and ICFF Announce the Second Annual NYCxDesign Awards


Interior Design magazine and ICFF present the second annual NYCxDESIGN Awards, a global design competition celebrating outstanding achievement across major areas of design—from architecture to interiors, from products to accessories, from craft to technology.

“We launched the NYCxDESIGN Awards to celebrate our beloved city and showcase New York City as the center of design. Year one–mission accomplished,” said Interior Design Editor in Chief, Cindy Allen.
“Entries came from 109 design firms with 90 percent having offices in New York City and 210 manufacturers with 60 international companies showing product at NYCxDESIGN–a perfect combination of global design and our own home town.”

Product and NYC-based project submissions are open to all fairs, exhibitors and firms until April 7th, 2017. New categories include Best of the Boroughs, Graphics and Branding, NYCxDESIGN Project of the Year and a special student opportunity.

Following the success of the inaugural NYCxDESIGN Jury, the 2017 entries will be judged by a panel of design luminaries. Winners will be announced on May 20th, 2017 at the MoMA prior to ICFF’s Opening Night Party.

For the second year, Lladró will create a custom version of their unique piece, The Guest, as the 2017 winner award.

The NYCxDESIGN Awards is a unique channel for NYCxDESIGN, an annual celebration highlighting New York City’s diverse design community, that elevates established and emerging designers and grows awareness of and appreciation for design in New York City.

Now in its fourth year, last year’s NYCxDESIGN featured 564 unique events at 228 locations. These events represented 17 design disciplines including digital, furniture, graphic, architecture, product and urban design. Hosted at venues throughout all five boroughs, NYCxDESIGN 2017 will include events focused on commerce, culture, education and entertainment with a full, varied program including exhibitions, installations, trade shows, talks, launches and open studios.

“The New York City Economic Development Corporation is laser focused on creating jobs in growing industries like design. We also know that designers play a critical role in keeping our city vibrant and innovative. We’re proud to collaborate with Interior Design and ICFF to honor pioneering designers who beautify our communities, strengthen our resiliency, diversify our economy, and enhance our quality of life,” said NYCEDC President and CEO Maria Torres-Springer.

To enter the awards program and for more information, go to NYCxDESIGNawards.com.

New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) is the City’s primary vehicle for promoting economic growth in each of the five boroughs. NYCEDC’s mission is to stimulate growth through expansion and redevelopment programs that encourage investment, generate prosperity and strengthen the City’s competitive position. NYCEDC serves as an advocate to the business community by building relationships with companies that allow them to take advantage of New York City’s many opportunities. Find us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter, or visit our blog to learn more about NYCEDC projects and initiatives.

NYCxDESIGN, New York City’s official citywide celebration of design will run from May 3-24,
2017. Spanning all disciplines of design, NYCxDESIGN creates a collaborative platform for cultural and commercial opportunities, elevates established and emerging design practices and increases awareness of and appreciation for design by all audiences. Hosted in New York City, NYCxDESIGN brings together all the disciplines of design, commerce, culture, education, and entertainment with a full, varied program, including exhibitions, installations, trade shows, talks, launches and open studios. 2016, the fourth year of the celebration, featured over 500 events across the five Boroughs of New York City and included topics from graphic design to architecture, technology and urban design to fashion and product design, interiors to landscape, furniture to design thinking, and more. The program is overseen by NYCEDC together with a Steering Committee comprised of leaders and leading institutions across most design disciplines.

Interior Design
is the global, industry-leading design publication, website, and events company serving the interior design, architectural, and facility management audiences. For 85 years, Interior Design magazine–published by SANDOW, a leader in multichannel brands that meet at the intersection of luxury and design–has been the essential design authority for every professional, on all projects, throughout the design process. Interior Design Events connects the industry, promoting creative leadership, innovation, and collaboration across a wide range of practice areas and platforms. Interior Design’s digital companion, interiordesign.net, is the go-to site for relevant and real-time content for the industry’s largest and most engaged design audience. www.interiordesign.net.

About ICFF®
ICFF® is the premier North American global Design showcase for interior furniture, seating, carpet and flooring, lighting, outdoor furniture, materials, wall coverings, accessories, textiles, kitchen and bath and fabricators, attracting more than 800 exhibitors and 35,000 attendees from around the world. The 29th annual ICFF® in New York is scheduled for May 21-24, 2017 at New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. The second annual ICFF® Miami is scheduled for October 3-4, 2017. Visit www.icff.com for more information on NYC and www.icffmiami.com for details on Miami.

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