GRAY Awards

When: November 20, 2019 all-day
Where: National Nordic Museum, 2655 NW Market St, Seattle, WA 98107, USA

THE GRAY AWARDS Turning the traditional awards party on its head, this black-tie event is filled with surprises and merriment for the ultimate celebration of Pacific Northwest design. And it’s for a good cause! 50% of net ticket proceeds will benefit our charity partner, The BLOCK Project—an alternative approach to alleviating homelessness.

Poltrona Frau Fall Sample Sale

When: September 19, 2019 @ 10:00 am – September 21, 2019 @ 6:00 pm
Where: Poltrona Frau NYC, 145 Wooster Street, SoHo Design District, New York, NY 10007

Poltrona Frau NYC invites design-savvy consumers and trade to shop select Poltrona Frau classics at up to 50% off at its New York City flagship store and showroom from September 19 through September 21. The event is the perfect opportunity to take home a designer piece or score a beautiful gift ahead of the upcoming holiday season from the limited…

Beyond the Glass House: New Canaan Mid-Century Modern Houses 1947-1979

When: October 22, 2019 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Where: New Canaan Library, 151 Main Street, New Canaan, CT 06840

a+u – Architecture & Urbanism – is a magazine in Japanese and English that provides information on architecture around the globe to a global readership. A recent issue of the magazine examined fourteen Mid-Century Modern houses in New Canaan, designed by nine architects between the years 1947-1979. Join guest editor and architect Alan Goldberg and photographer Michael Biondo for a…

MURRAY MOSS + ROSANNE SOMERSON

When: October 17, 2019 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Where: The Glass House, 199 Elm Street, New Canaan, CT 06840

Join design curator Murray Moss and RISD president Rosanne Somerson for a conversation about the legacy of the Bauhaus — the 20th century’s most influential school of art and design — as it relates to design and art education today, particularly at the Rhode Island School of Design.

Beyond the Glass House: New Canaan Mid-Century Modern Houses 1947-1979

When: October 22, 2019 all-day
Where: The Glass House, 199 Elm Street, New Canaan, CT 06840

+u – Architecture & Urbanism – is a magazine in Japanese and English that provides information on architecture around the globe to a global readership. A recent issue of the magazine examined fourteen Mid-Century Modern houses in New Canaan, designed by nine architects between the years 1947-1979. Join guest editor and architect Alan Goldberg and photographer Michael Biondo for a…

Join Craig Dykers of Snohetta with Paul Goldberger

When: September 26, 2019 all-day
Where: The Glass House, 199 Elm Street

Join architect Craig Dykers of Snøhetta, architecture critic Paul Goldberger, and historian John Maciuika for a conversation about preservation, living buildings, and the public realm, including Snøhetta‘s revitalization of the Philip Johnson-designed 550 Madison tower and public spaces in New York. As one of the Founding Partners of Snøhetta, Craig Dykers has led many of Snøhetta’s prominent projects internationally, including…

A Modern Affair at the Ford Foundation Center for Social Justice

When: November 12, 2019 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Where: Ford Foundation Center for Social Justice, 320 E 43rd St, New York, NY 10017

A special night to support DOCOMOMO US/New York Tri-State, honor the Ford Foundation Center for Social Justice for the renovation of its landmark building, and celebrate the legacies of Kevin Roche and Dan Kiley. Tuesday November 12, 2019 6:00 – 8:30 pm Ford Foundation Center for Social Justice Conversation, cocktails, and passed hors d’oeuvres will take place in the Ford…

Harlem School of the Arts Groundbreaking Event

When: September 20, 2019 @ 9:00 am
Where: Harlem School of the Arts, 645 Saint Nicholas Avenue

The Harlem School of the Arts 40-year-old Brutalist style building, constructed in the early 1970s is about to undergo significant renovations to both the exterior and interior. Thanks to a substantial gift from Herb Alpert Foundation, underwriting the entire $9.5 million project, this project will turn the 37,000 square foot facility into a state of the art cultural center. This…

Call for Artists – Materials Hard + Soft International Contemporary Craft Competition and Exhibition

When: July 15, 2019 – September 29, 2019 all-day
Where: Greater Denton Arts Council, 400 E. Hickory Denton, Texas 76201

Materials: Hard + Soft International Contemporary Craft Competition and Exhibition is recognized as one of the premier craft exhibitions in the country. The exhibition shows the top national and international artists evolving the field of contemporary craft who push the boundaries of their chosen media. Works produced in any of the craft media: clay, fiber, glass, metal, paper, wood, or…

Design Within Beach! 2019 Monterey Design Conference

When: October 25, 2019 – October 27, 2019 all-day
Where: Asilomar Conference Grounds, 800 Asilomar Avenue Pacific Grove, CA 93950

The biennial Monterey Design Conference (MDC 2019) celebrates its 25th gathering of leading global design figures along the Northern California coast, October 25-27, 2019. Organized by the American Institute of Architects (AIA) California, this confab differs from most conferences because attendees can engage in casual conversations with presenters in a relaxed, oceanside setting—mingling over meals, at receptions, or along the…

GLASS HOUSE + SCHLUMBERGER BUILDING Study Tour

When: October 18, 2019 all-day
Where: The Glass House, 199 Elm Street, New Canaan, CT 06840

Visit two important early examples of mid-century architecture designed by Philip Johnson on a one-day study tour of the Glass House (1949) and the Schlumberger Research Center Administration Building (1951-52), recently renovated by Craig Bassam and Scott Fellows to serve as the headquarters of their firm, BassamFellows. Tickets for this program include tours of both sites, shuttle transportation between sites,…

Parrish Art Museum Midsummer Party

When: July 13, 2019 @ 6:30 pm
Where: Parrish Art Museum, 279 Montauk Highway, Water Mill, NY

On July 13, the Parrish Art Museum will host its annual Midsummer Party, a festive social gathering of artists, art collectors, curators, philanthropists, and business leaders from the Hamptons, New York City, and beyond. In addition to cocktails, dining, and the Late Night Party, guests will have the opportunity to view the special exhibitions Thomas Joshua Cooper: Refuge; Renate Aller:…

Plaza Life Revisited: Field Guide Release

When: July 25, 2019 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Where: AIA New York I Center for Architecture, 536 LaGuardia Pl, New York, NY 10012

Join us for the release of Field Guide to Life in Urban Plazas. The guide outlines a research effort focused on New York City, the primary location of urbanist William H. Whyte’s “Street Life Project,” which formed the basis for his seminal book and film The Social Life of Small Urban Spaces (1980). The new guide seeks to understand how…

Cersaie

When: September 23, 2019 @ 9:00 am – September 27, 2019 @ 6:00 pm
Where: Bologna Exhibition Center, Viale della Fiera, 20 Bologna, Italy 40127

The 2019 edition of Cersaie – the world’s premier exhibition of ceramic tile and bathroom furnishings – is returning to Bologna, Italy from September 23-27. With a robust program that includes lectures by Pritzker-winning architects, CEU-accredited seminars for architects and designers, and training courses for tile industry professionals, Cersaie will serve as an important venue for education, conversation and community….

Carl Hansen & Søn Wine + Hors d’ Oeuvres

When: May 17, 2019 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Where: Carl Hansen & Søn Wine + Hors d' Oeuvres, Carl Hansen & Søn Flagship, 251 Park Ave S, 13th Floor

In celebration of NYCxDesign, Carl Hansen & Søn will present new launches from Australian design trio EOOS and Danish design visionaries Hans J. Wegner, Børge Mogensen and Frits Henningsen. RSVP required: showroomny@carlhansen.dk

When Machines Do Everything in Smart Cities: 21 Jobs of the Future

When: June 11, 2019 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Where: GoToWebinar, N/A

The rise of A.I. in smart cities everywhere will be fundamental to making municipalities work better for us. But even when machines “do everything,” there will still be lots of work – and jobs – for humans to do. Cognizant will share new roles and jobs that will emerge such as IoT-expert Cyber City Analysts, Tidewater Architects, and Vertical Farm…

ADFF at IC Design Festival by WantedDesign

When: May 16, 2019 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Where: Industry City, 51 35th Courtyard 5/6 Brooklyn, NY 11232, Brooklyn

ADFF, WantedDesign, Industry City and the Consulate General of Denmark present the New York premiere of Boris Bertram’s latest film: The Human Shelter. The film is an epic, poetic journey that explores the concept of “home” and investigates how we, as humans, express ourselves creatively within that sacred space. Before the film, join ADFF Festival Director Kyle Bergman in conversation…

The Geopolitics of Contemporary Art

When: May 20, 2019 @ 6:30 pm
Where: Albertine, 972 5th Avenue

Join French gallerist Nathalie Obadia, along with Benjamin Sutton, Lead Editor, Art Market and News, at Artsy, for a discussion in English on Obadia’s newly published book, Géopolitique de l’art contemporain, which analyzes the link between visual arts and geopolitics in today’s world. The book posits that Le Louvre in Abu Dhabi, Art Basel in Miami, and Jeff Koons’ tulips…

Life of David Hockney

When: May 13, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
Where: Albertine, 972 5th Avenue

British painter David Hockney is known for openly following his own desires — he was a realist during the heyday of abstract painting and an advocate for gay figures when homosexuality was still a crime in the English courts — and for rigorously exploring the ways art and life feed each other, visually and emotionally. As Deborah Solomon put it:…

CEDIA Expo 2019

When: September 10, 2019 – September 14, 2019 all-day
Where: Colorado Convention Center, 700 14th St, Denver, CO 80202

CEDIA Expo is the event that’s making smart homes genius. More than 20,000 home tech pros and 500+ exhibitors convene for the leading event in connected technology. Receive concentrated access to new products, breakthrough innovations and targeted training in tech integration.