2017 DESIGN PAVILION NYC

From May 18-22 2017, Design Pavilion™  presented 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 hub 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!

all photos by Rune Stokmo and Michael Robinson

Pavilions and displays

  • Times Square

    Celebrates NYCxDESIGN  May 3-24

    Featuring Design Pavilion  May 18-22

    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.

     

     

    TSq presents NYC at DESIGN PAVILION

    Broadway Buskers brings Broadway’s talent out of the pit, out of the wings, and onto the plaza! Displaying their virtuosity and range with everything from showtunes to classical to their own compositions, these casual concerts shine a spotlight on the Broadway stars you don’t usually get to see.

     

    Notes from the Underground: normally found in the subways, the musicians from the MTA Music Under New York program join us above ground. Enjoy the best of New York City’s diversity and deep well of talent while you explore DESIGN PAVILION in Times Square!

     

    Thursday, 5/18

    12:00noon - 2:00pm

    Notes from the Underground: Inti & the Moon, guitar duo

    Times Square Pedestrian Plaza on Broadway between 42nd-43rd Streets

     

    Thursday, 5/18

    5:00pm - 6:30pm

    Broadway Buskers: Adam Kolker on clarinet & saxophone (On Your Feet, Beautiful, Hugh Jackman on Broadway)

    Times Square Pedestrian Plaza on Broadway between 42nd-43rd Streets

     

    Friday, 5/19

    5:00pm – 7:00pm

    Notes from the Underground: G Wyll on guitar & vocals

    Times Square Pedestrian Plaza on Broadway between 42nd-43rd Streets

     

    Monday, 5/22

    12:00noon - 2:00pm

    Notes from the Underground

    Times Square Pedestrian Plaza on Broadway between 42nd-43rd Streets

     

    Monday, 5/22

    5:00pm – 7:00pm

    Notes from the Underground

    Times Square Pedestrian Plaza on Broadway between 42nd-43rd Streets

     

     

    During NYCxDESIGN, visit the NYCxDESIGN Kiosk to pick up your free NYCxDESIGN guide and see HUB CULTURE x DESIGN PAVILION to partake in a Visual Reality experience.

     

    While you’re there, catch one of these other performances brought to NYCxDESIGN by TSq presents NYC:

     

    Monday, 5/15

    12:00noon - 2:00pm

    Notes from the Underground: Gabriel Aldort on keyboard & vocals

    Times Square Pedestrian Plaza on Broadway between 42nd-43rd Streets

     

    Monday, 5/15

    5:00pm - 7:00pm

    Notes from the Underground: Michael Cassidy on guitar

    Times Square Pedestrian Plaza on Broadway between 46th-47th Streets

     

    Tuesday, 5/16

    12:00noon - 2:00pm

    Notes from the Underground: Salieu Suso on Gambian kora

    Times Square Pedestrian Plaza on Broadway between 46th-47th Streets

     

    Wednesday, 5/17

    12:00noon - 2:00pm

    Notes from the Underground: Erik Robert Jacobson on cello

    Times Square Pedestrian Plaza on Broadway between 46th-47th Streets

     

    Wednesday, 5/17

    5:00pm - 6:30pm

    Broadway Buskers: Jen Herman on viola (Sunset Boulevard, The Phantom of the Opera, The Lion King)

    Times Square Pedestrian Plaza on Broadway between 43rd-44th Streets

     

    Friday, 5/19

    12:00noon - 2:00pm

    Notes from the Underground: Nadine Simmons on vocals

    Times Square Pedestrian Plaza on Broadway between 46th-47th Streets

     

  • DuPont: Corian

    DuPontCorian® Cameo No. 3

    May 18-22

    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.

     

    DuPontCorian® Cameo No. 3

    May 18-22

    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.

     

  • IBM

    Kaynemaile

    May 18-22

    CONGRATULATIONS TO KAYNEMAILE, winner of the NYCxDESIGN AWARD for Best Architectural Product!

     

    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.

     

  • Made Out Of WHAT?!

    May 18-22

    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 Virtual Reality Pavilion

    May 3-23

    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.

     


  • Herman Miller and Magis

    May 18-22

    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 Inc.

    May 18-22

    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 Alan Heller.

     

  • Vestre Furniture in collaboration with Snøhetta

    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.

     

  • Brooklyn SolarWorks

    Brooklyn SolarWorks is a turnkey solar installer based in Gowanus. In business since 2015, they've patented an innovative solar canopy for flat rooftops in urban environments. With over 12 years of solar experience on their team and an ability to navigate through difficult design constraints for rooftops in the city, they are readily considered New York's flat-roof solar experts.

     

    Brooklyn SolarWorks will display a demo of its solar canopy at the Design Pavilion NYC. It will help to power several of the other installations electric needs and demonstrate some of the possibilities the canopy enables for rooftop gardens and decks.

     

  • Collective Paper Aesthetics

    May 20th and 21st

    HEY KIDS, BE A DESIGNER!

    HAVE A REAL DESIGN EXPERIENCE!

     

    For 2 days only, DESIGN PAVILION invites children ages 7+ to participate in this interactive building game by Collective Paper Aesthetics. Fold and connect the easy-to-assemble paper building blocks and create beautiful structures that are limited only by the imagination!

     

    This hands-on activity boosts mathematical and creativity skills. Learn about complex building systems in a very playful way.

     

    Collective Paper Aesthetics takes pride in using 100% recycled, non-printed cardboard for their creations, which can then be recycled again after use.

     

    Led by founding designer Noa Haim, Collective Paper Aesthetics is a design studio based in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. In collaboration with international museums and science centers, cultural and educational organizations, the studio develops educational toys and interactive pop-up spaces, such as this one in Times Square.

     

    Among Collective Paper Aesthetics patrons are MUDAM (Luxembourg), Israel Museum (Jerusalem), Polytechnic Museum (Moscow), Canadian Centre for Architecture (Montreal), Holon Design Museum (Holon), Tate Modern (United Kingdom), National Gallery Singapore (Singapore), and National Science and Technology Museum (Kaohsiung).

     

    With special gratitude to SYNLawn - Plant-Based Grass for all Ages.

    It’s easy to see why SYNLawn high-performance artificial grass is the perfect landscaping solution.

    www.synlawn.com

     

    This program is supported as part of the Dutch Culture USA program by the Consulate General of the Netherlands in New York.

     

  • JUST TAG IT

    Official Design Pavilion technology partner, JUST TAG IT, is the next generation of disruption technology and it will launch at Design Pavilion NYC during NYCxDESIGN, through an activation that educates and engages the public through ‘designable’ hashtags and an interactive NYC focused design map.

     

    Hashtags are everywhere. Twitter, Facebook and Instagram house millions of them for individuals, businesses, brands and more. Most of us use them, but few of us have been using them effectively -- until now. JustTag it created 'dynamic' Hashtags to convert conversations into interfaces generating services and information literally in the middle of a conversation with unlimited interface options.

     

    JUST TAG IT, created a custom designed interactive map in collaboration with Design Pavilion that allows event goers to experience all the exciting activities in Times Square, as well as explore many of New York City’s most iconic and beautiful architecture.

     

    On-site at Times Square, event goers are notified and invited to follow Design Pavilion on Twitter and Instagram and activate their very own personal interactive and responsive design map of NYC.

     

  • DANCING IN THE STREET

    Design Pavilion Dancing in the Street

    The first annual Design Pavilion Dancing in the Street was held on Sunday night, May 21st. Notable DJ Sammy Jo expertly curated a 3-hour set for thousands of dance music fans. Dancers, from age 3 to 93, got down with smiles of delight all around. Dancing in the Street will remain an annual tradition!

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