What to See in New York During a Month-Long Celebration of Design

May 1, 2024

By Melissa Feldman


These are the highlights of what to do and where to go in May if you’re interested in design topics


          The annual NYCxDesign festival gives space to artisans, manufacturers and students showing off their latest inventions in architecture and design. The 12th edition is scheduled to run May 16-23, but the exhibitions, product introductions and panel discussions revolving around buildings, furnishings, fashion and graphics start as early as May Day and continue through the month. Here are some highlights.

          Friedman Benda

          The show “Under Present Conditions” explores design responses to dire environmental and social threats through materials. The international contributors include the Brazilian designer Humberto Campana, the British designer Paul Cocksedge, the Dutch designer Joris Laarman, the Burkinabe designer Hamed Ouattara, the Israeli designer Erez Nevi Pana and the Mexican designer Fernando Laposse. Through June 15 at 515 West 26th Street; friedmanbenda.com.


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