NYCEDC today previewed programming that will be part of NYCxDESIGN 2019. The seventh edition of the festival will run from May 10 to 22, 2019. The citywide celebration of design unites culture, craft, education, and entertainment with a wide array of programming. Additionally, NYCEDC today announced the selection of SANDOW as the operator of NYCxDESIGN starting in 2020. Following review of the proposals submitted in response to a public Request for Expressions of Interest issued in Summer 2018, NYCEDC selected SANDOW, a global leader in design media and innovation. SANDOW will leverage its large media portfolio to help NYCxDESIGN expand its reach across the globe.
“NYCEDC is proud of the remarkable success NYCxDESIGN has had over the last several years. The program has grown into one of the biggest design festivals in the world, adding over $50 million to the gross city product and attracting over 330,000 attendees to nearly 400 events,” said NYCEDC President and CEO James Patchett. “We’re thrilled to partner with SANDOW and look forward to their vision coming to fruition in 2020 and beyond.”
“When I set out to build SANDOW more than 15 years ago, we always thought differently. We’ve worked incredibly hard to build an innovative and powerful media platform that today serves as a foundation to launch, acquire, and reimagine research, technology, logistics, and experiential businesses that serve the design industry,” said Adam Sandow, CEO and founder of SANDOW. “We are incredibly excited to work with businesses, organizations, and institutions across the city to build on the strong foundation that NYCEDC has already created for NYCxDESIGN. Our goal is nothing short of creating the most engaging, expansive, and inclusive design platform in the world. We look forward to working collaboratively with partners across the city to accomplish great success and continue to make New York the center of design.”
For a full list of NYCxDESIGN 2019 programming, visit: https://www.nycxdesign.com/events/
SANDOW was founded by Adam Sandow in 2003 with the goal of building an innovative media company that would reinvent the traditional publishing model. Today, SANDOW is a fully integrated solutions platform that includes leading design content, tools, and services, powering innovation for the design industry. In addition to Interior Design, Luxe Interiors + Design, Galerie, and NewBeauty media, SANDOW brands also include retailer, Fred Segal, global materials consultancy, Material Connexion, and game-changing material sampling platform, Material Bank. Its newest venture in partnership with Questlove, Creative House, launches in 2019.
NYCxDESIGN, New York City’s annual celebration of design, attracts hundreds of thousands of attendees and designers from across the globe. Taking place each May, the event celebrates a world of design and showcases over a dozen design disciplines through exhibitions, installations, trade shows, panels, and more. And, like design itself, NYCxDESIGN is everywhere, with events taking place across the city’s five boroughs.
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