BROOKLYN DESIGNS Recap: May 10-12 at Brooklyn Navy Yard

We are excited to close out a very successful 16th edition of BROOKLYN DESIGNS, which was held at the Brooklyn Navy Yard for the first time!

An iconic Brooklyn event presented by the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce since 2003, the three-day show took place Mother’s Day weekend (May 10-12) and helped kick off NYCxDESIGN. Thousands of design professionals and enthusiasts came to Building 77 to discover the borough’s rich community of design talent while enjoying local culinary fare and gorgeous views from the 15th floor. In addition to the curated exhibition of 60+ Brooklyn design studios and brands, the show featured live demos and hands-on design workshops for adults and kids, interactive art installations, multi-sensory experiences, and compelling talks on hot-button issues such as the impending BQE renovations and Brooklyn’s changing waterfront. Here are a few highlights if you couldn’t make it to the show:

  • Debut for 9 brands including: Sterling and Six, Two Bishops Design, Blacktable Studio, O/D\O, Friedlander Furniture, Bronsin Ablon, Andrew McNay, Hannah Bigeleisen and In the Pursuit Studio
  • Product and material innovations such as 3D printed electric motorcycles, stone veneer light fixtures, paper mache lamps, dimmable travertine wall sconces
  • Group show with 20+ objects inspired by “The Stoop” curated by Cooler Gallery
  • #MadeAtTheYard showcase with live 3-D printing
  • Multi-sensory experiences including sound resonating sculptures and a high fidelity Listening Lounge where attendees listened to hi-res audio from Qobuz on DeVore Fidelity speakers designed by Box Furniture with lounge furnishings provided by Room and Board
  • Live textile and wood bending demos
  • Rare and vintage architecture and design books curated by Head Hi
  • High-profile speakers like Claire Weisz (Principal-in-Charge of WXY), Jason Long (Partner at OMA New York) and Angelica Baccon (Associate Principal of SHoP) to name a few