New York Design Week’s Exponential Growth

Now stretching across almost the entire month of May, New York Design “Week” has positioned NYC in the global design circuit with force. As Artsy notes, “By the 24th of this month, more than 500 design-related events will take place across New York City—and that’s just the official NYCxDesign calendar.” Design Week has long been centered around the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF), but many other smaller fairs—Collective (3-7 May), Wanted Design (17–23 May), OFFSITE show (19–22 May) and more—extend the calendar’s reach across the city. Why the growth? Artsy believes it pertains to an “increasing appetite for design from the general cultural community, thanks in part to the popularization by online publications and tastemakers.”