May 18-22 | Design Pavilion Returns to New York During NYCxDesign

Design Pavilion 2016 at Cooper Square

Design Pavilion to Activate Times Square and Sara D. Roosevelt Park with Immersive Interactive Experience

Curated by Ilene Shaw and Harry Allen, Design Pavilion is a five-day cultural event and outdoor activation with a set of interactive displays that encourages community engagement and increases awareness of design. Building on the enormous success of its 2016 debut, Design Pavilion 2017 will reemerge in two locations in celebration of NYCxDESIGN—  Times Square and Sara D. Roosevelt Park — from May 18-22.

In Times Square, Design Pavilion will serve as a public center for the city’s official design week, providing an information hub, the debut of the Design Pavilion Market, a food and dining installation, and cutting-edge performances.  In its Lower East Side location, Sara D. Roosevelt Park, Design Pavilion will create a showcase for innovation and interactive exhibits with a strong industry focus, daily presentations and programming.

DuPont™Corian®, IBM and American Design Club will return to Design Pavilion 2017.  In addition, Design Pavilion will introduce a global archive of circular-thinking repurposed innovations curated by MADE OUT OF WHAT??!!

All participating sponsors and designers will be announced in February.

NYC Design Talks

In its third year, NYC DESIGN TALKS continues to offer inspiring topics featuring some of today’s most insightful design thinkers exploring the relationship between design and community, the affects of design on everyday life and how it is shaping our future.  Sessions will be held at The Cooper Union, Parsons School For Design at The New School, and Fashion Institute of Technology.

“Design Pavilion whole-heartedly supports the ever-growing NYCxDESIGN initiative behind the design industries in our city.  As NYCxDESIGN’s leadership helps to unify and strengthen industry ties, it proves there is great power in joint effort,”  said Ilene Shaw, founding principal of event producer Shaw & Co. Productions.

Produced by Shaw & Co. Productions.  Creative Direction by Harry Allen Design.  Development by InTandem Creatives, and CUSP NYC.  Public Relations by Susan Grant Lewin Associates.

About Shaw & Co. Productions

Shaw & Co. Productions is a big-thinking producer of highly visible creative marketing and promotional platforms – commercial and not-for-profit – representing design and designers.  Innovators in the fields of design and functional art, they create inspired marketing strategies for both trade and public awareness.  Their productions include public, trade and corporate events, curated exhibitions, seminars and conferences, award and educational programs.

About Harry Allen Design

Harry Allen Design is an award-winning, multi-disciplinary design firm based in New York City.  Although trained as an industrial designer, Mr. Allen achieved prominence in 1994 for his interior design of the world renowned design store, Moss. A multitude of interior design projects followed. Mr. Allen’s product design work spans a wide range, from furniture and lighting to packaging and accessories.

About InTandem Creatives

Founded by Patrick Duffy and Chris Marta, Intandem Creatives is a Boutique Creative Agency that focuses on sustainability, design/architecture and the production of big ideas.  Powered by creative teams in New York, Los Angeles, and Sydney, they have produced events, created marketing campaigns and designed structures around the world for some of the world’s most recognized brands.  Intandem Creatives launched Global Fashion Exchange, an international initiative challenging the fashion industry to create a more sustainable future.


CUSP NYC, a creative consultancy for art and design, is responsible for Design Pavilion business development and sponsorship initiatives. CUSP NYC is led by Brian Maloney, co-founder of Operation Design, a mentoring program in Art & Design for NYC school students. Maloney also served as Founder and former co-CEO of the creative powerhouse Maloney & Fox, an award winning marketing firm serving the architectural, design and creative communities. 


NYCxDESIGN is New York City’s official celebration of global design fashioned by some of the City’s most renowned names in the design world and beyond. A platform to showcase the tremendous artistry that can be found across the five boroughs, NYCxDESIGN highlights NYC’s cultural and commercial opportunities, elevates established and emerging design practices and increases awareness of and appreciation for design by audiences around the world. Managed by NYC & Company and NYC Economic Development Corporation and informed by a Steering Committee composed of leaders from the design industries, schools and museums in the City, NYCxDESIGN features a calendar that includes exhibitions, installations, trade shows, talks, launches and open studios, spanning all disciplines of design.

About Susan Grant Lewin Associates

Susan Grant Lewin Associates is a full service public relations firm specializing in art, architecture and design. With clients including architects, museums, designers, galleries, art fairs, and artists, SGLA creates comprehensive public relations strategies that encompass all the elements necessary to establish and strengthen a brand.