TIMES SQUARE • MAY 18–22 2017
From May 18-22, Design Pavilion™ presents a five-day cultural event, with a curated set of interactive displays bringing design and innovation directly to Times Square's newly renovated plazas.
Design Pavilion™ serves as a public center for the city’s official design weeks, with the NYCxDESIGN Information Kiosk from May 3-24, increasing awareness of the power of design and the many design events occurring around town. New to the mix, Design Pavilion debuts the DESIGN MARKET NYC!
As a center of American entertainment, culture and urban life,
Times Square is a place where everyone - tourists and New Yorkers alike - gather and celebrate.
An experience like no other, Times Square is more than just a central spot on the map of New York City, it is a place where people have a deep emotional connection. Its sense of vitality, innovation and opportunity has been immortalized in popular culture and in countless images seen around the world. The combination of its history and spirit has made
Times Square a global icon.
After it’s final phase of a four-year redesign, started in 2012, a collaboration between The Times Square Alliance, Snohetta Architects and the NYC Department of Transportation, Times Square is enjoying and boasting a brilliant transformation.
Design Pavilion is honored to be at the Crossroads of the World celebrating NYCxDESIGN at the new Times Square.
Cameo No.3 represents the intersection of music, touch, light and social interaction, where sound exploration becomes the genesis of art. The piece transforms DuPont™ Corian® solid-surface material into a soft and atmospheric sculpture that allows a play of LED-driven light to glow through, while a multi-zoned sound system plays music and sound physically through the piece via three touch-activated podiums so that individuals can conduct their experience by way of music and light. This unforgettable sensory exploration was designed by ZGF Architects in collaboration with DuPont and Portland, Oregon-based creative and technology firms Piano Push Play, dotdotdash and Uncorked Studios. Cameo No.3’s team is united by the notion of blending advanced materials and technology with nature, warmth and human touch—and making their work accessible to all.
Corian® is brought to you by DuPont Surfaces, who brings dynamic science to the discovery and development of innovative products and services, and is committed to increasing the beauty and performance of building systems and creating more healthy, sustainable structures.
In commercial and distinguished residential environments, DuPont™ Corian® solid surfaces can be used to create unique, beautiful design statements through numerous applications, including wall cladding, countertops, furniture, lighting fixtures and decorative pieces. Corian® is widely used for its superior performance where attractive aesthetics, design flexibility, durability and clean-ability are high priorities.
DuPont™ Corian® returns to Design Pavilion with a new creation for public gathering envisioned by the design team of Birsel+Seck.
Birsel+Seck is an award-winning human-centered design and innovation studio led by industrial designers Ayse Birsel and Bibi Seck. For the DuPont™ Corian® installation at 2017 Design Pavilion, they are interpreting what movement means in the lively, vertical, highly trafficked, phenomenal public space, Times Square. They have rethought the quintessential “bar” — as a gathering place, a place to pause, people-watch, rest and take it all in, using Corian® solid surfaces as expression.
Corian® and Zodiaq® are brought to you by DuPont Surfaces, who brings dynamic science to the discovery and development of innovative products and services, and is committed to increasing the beauty and performance of building systems and creating more healthy, sustainable structures.
In commercial and distinguished residential environments, DuPont™ Corian® solid surfaces and DuPont™ Zodiaq® quartz surfaces can be used to create unique, beautiful design statements through numerous applications, including wall cladding, countertops, furniture, lighting fixtures and decorative pieces. Corian® and Zodiaq® are widely used for their superior performance where attractive aesthetics, design flexibility, durability and clean-ability are high priorities.
Kaynemaile humanizes and brings freedom and joy to hard urban environments and interior spaces.
The link between art and science is showcased through this playful and interactive installation at Design Pavilion, a design collaboration between Kayne Horsham and artist, Ned Kahn.
From New Zealand, Kaynemaile (pron. cane~mail) produces a seamless polycarbonate architectural mesh that is used to create, divide and protect interior and exterior spaces from a reimagined 2000-year-old material.
Kaynemaile’s first major New York project, also a collaboration with kinetic sculptor Ned Khan, involves installations at the entrances to the Queens Midtown and Brooklyn Battery Tunnels as part of the transformational “Re-imaging New York Crossings” program by the New York State government and the MTA.
Ned Kahn is a MacArthur award winning environmental artist and sculptor, famous for replicating the forms and forces of nature at an Architectural scale.
Kayne Horsham, CEO, co-founder and inventor of Kaynemaile, was art director for the Lord of the Rings movies and from there invented the material as a seamless mesh system for architectural facades, interior design, art works and lighting.
Exuberant, decorated and constructed from repurposed objects, the Made Out of WHAT exhibit is a curation of designed objects, images and videos that inspire and instruct on the importance of sustainable practices.
Made Out of WHAT, a new global initiative based in Los Angeles, will showcase innovative high design made from post-consumer and industrial waste at Design Pavilion. In the hands of talented artists, designers and architects from all over the world, trash becomes an inspiring 21st century raw material that can heal the planet.
The Made Out of WHAT installation is designed by award winning designer, Jeremy Railton of Entertainment Design Corporation, and constructed from innovative recycled building materials. Stanley Moss, who is based in Vicenza, Italy, serves as Senior Brand Advisor.
The exhibit is curated by Denise Domergue, founder and creative director of Made Out of WHAT?!
Hub Culture x Design Pavilion is a collaboration to explore the intersection of design and technology. It is expressed in three primary forms along the theme of A Transformation Station, Hub Culture's consciousness-focused camp at the Burning Man festival in Nevada.
‘Zeke.ai’ features an emergent intelligence virtual reality experience. ‘2048’ explores exponential ideas in design-led everyday conveniences, and ‘Creative Muse’ generates and shares design driven content through virtual reality, music, podcasts, videos and more.
The Hub Culture app provides access to interaction with each experience.
Times Square becomes a playground of good design with the Spun Chair, designed by Thomas Heatherwick for Magis, an Italian furniture company. Rock side-to-side or spin in circles… public space comes alive with these ergonomic forms that works as comfortable seating, whichever way they are rotated.
Magis products are distributed exclusively by Herman Miller in the US and Canada.
ErgoErgo is a revolutionary seating concept for active sitting. It’s all about movement, which strengthens your body and stimulates your mind. ErgoErgo is fun public seating, and it’s compact enough for the smallest space. Made in the USA of recyclable technopolymer by ErgoErgo Inc. and designed by Allen Heller.
During NYCxDesign, Vestre launches a new outdoor furniture line, April Go, designed in collaboration with Snøhetta.
Designed for urban spaces and the roughest conditions, April Go emphasizes quality and sustainability. These new outdoor chairs, tables, and benches will live in Times Square’s newly completed pedestrian plazas, designed by Snøhetta.
Vestre designs and produces high-quality outdoor furniture furnishings out of their Norway and Sweden locations.
Snøhetta is an international architectural and landscape studio with offices in New York, Oslo, San Francisco, and Innsbruck.
Kikkerland Design, a NYC based design gift company celebrating 25 years of creativity, and joins the Design Pavilion Market.
Come learn how products are designed, play with iconic designs, and shop curious and functional gifts.
Creativity runs rampant and even the most utilitarian object becomes a delightful discovery at Kikkerland!
Students from Pratt Institute School of Design in partnership with United Legwear & Apparel Co. participated in the PULSE (Pratt United Legwear Sock Experiment) design competition, exploring design in the form of a sock.
Starting with a simple sock outline, contestants submitted 100 entries; five semifinalists were chosen to have their designs sampled and reviewed by a panel of experts. The winning sock design is manufactured and displayed at Design Pavilion Market, where information about the design process for legwear is also available.
The American Design Club presents their annual design exhibition at Design Pavilion Market.
This year, their exhibition’s theme is AmDC Souvenir Shop, a New York centric take on great design gift-ables. Visitors to New York for NYCxDesign will have a chance to take home the latest trending souvenirs more than 20 up-and-coming designers. All products are great for on-the-go travel.
The American Design Club is a platform for designers and brands to show, share, and sell their work. They do this by exhibiting new work at some of the best design venues, and connecting and consulting with brands on new opportunities.
Attache-Moi (means ‘tie me up’) is a New York City based company behind a collection of perfumes made between Paris, Grasse and New York in collaboration with the greatest talents of the scent industry today.
Founded by Olivia Bransbourg, the first scent was launched in 2009 with a one-month exhibition in Paris. Since then, the perfume house has collaborated with filmmakers, artists, musicians and designers to propose a different approach to the scent experience.
Evocative encounters, sensorial journeys, existing or imaginary worlds … can we tie ourself to the fleetingness of a passion, to the energy and light of a city, to a time that does not exist?
Special projects in relation with the scents have been held at Christie’s, the Bon Marché Rive Gauche, Centre Pompidou in Paris, Pioneer Works in Brooklyn, and ‘La Compagnie’ the French boutique airline.
Design Pavilion is pleased to announce the debut of its newest feature, DESIGN MARKET NYC.
Come in and learn about the products and designers and SHOP for innovative gifts!
DESIGN MARKET NYC features:
Pratt Institute School of Design
American Design Club