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Indie Means Business: The Designers Unseating the Contract Furniture Industry

Independent designers and retailers have been slowly consolidating their position in the contract furniture industry. Now they’re ready to give established businesses a run for their money.

Independent designers and retailers have been slowly consolidating their position in the contract furniture industry. Now they’re ready to give established businesses a run for their money.

Redesigning Citizenship

For “Redesigning Citizenship,” Pratt’s Brooklyn Fashion+Design Accelerator invites five remarkable panelists to each share their experiences of citizenship from the perspectives of art, design, activism, and fashion. Afterwards, panelists and audience will participate in a workshop to co-create a design strategy for the 21st century citizen.

Metropolis Event: The New New York

Join Metropolis editorial and brand director Paul Makovksy at ICFF while he explores the best of New York City’s architecture, interiors, and public spaces from the past three years, nominated by more than 35 design icons. Join three icon/nominators in presenting their favorites. Oculus by Santiago Calatrava. Image courtesy Mark Wickens

ICFF

Now in its 29th year, the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) features a range of interior furniture, lighting, textiles, and materials by more than 800 exhibitors.

Metropolis Event – Designing for Movement – WantedDesign Manhattan

With health and wellness on most everyone’s mind, the designer’s role in fostering an active lifestyle becomes a new kind of challenge. And as the negative effects of sedentary work become ever clearer, health-focused design—whether in the form of variable height work surfaces, ergonomic furniture, or strategically located amenities—increasingly encourages movement as a path to fitness. Join us for a…

A Jazz Age Night in Harlem Walking Tour

As part of The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s at the Cooper Hewitt (through August 20), John Reddick will lead a tour of Harlem, with stops at historic homes and Jazz Age landmarks; tickets at cooperhewitt.org.

Black Fashion Designers

An exhibition examining the impact made by designers of African descent on the world of fashion, drawing exclusively from The Museum at FIT’s permanent collection and featuring approximately 75 fashion objects by more than 60 designers, on view through May 16 – Last day

Soho Design District Expands Its Mission

Formed in 2015 to address common neighborhood issues, the Soho Design District group has since broadened its scope, collaborating with New York’s art community and educating the public on design history.

Formed in 2015 to address common neighborhood issues, the Soho Design District group has since broadened its scope, collaborating with New York’s art community and educating the public on design history.