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designjunction + Dwell on Design is set to captivate May 13–15, 2016 with an exciting display of cutting-edge design and conversations. Located within the ArtBeam venue in New York’s Chelsea arts district, the event marks the first partnership for designjunction and Dwell on Design during NYCxDESIGN.

More than 20 contemporary design brands will be featured at the exhibition, including Artek, Artcoustic, Buster + Punch, Dyke & Dean, Iota, Muuto, Haberdashery, Cuero Design, AARA, Nicolas Buforn, Quadrant, Bokara Rug Company, Designarium, Electric Objects, Stufff Concept Store and Melin Tregwynt.

WHAT TO EXPECT

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Illustrator Bob Gill

On Friday, May 13, renowned illustrator, graphic designer and author Bob Gill – who has influenced modern typography, design and graphics for more than 60 years – will headline the talks. Other key speakers include: Dorothy Cosonas, creative director of KnollTextiles, and Tim deFiebre, furniture designer and former assistant to Ward Bennett, who will discuss their experiences as stewards of modern design legacies; and Kinder Baumgardner, president of SWA Group, who will share his vision on the potential impact of driverless cars.

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Architect Matthias Hollwich

Saturday, May 14, architect Matthias Hollwich and Mikael Ydholm, head of research at IKEA, will discuss how architects and designers are using human-centered research to identify and address today’s emerging problems. Rosanne Somerson, president of Rhode Island School of Design, will discuss the productive merits of boredom in an age of social media and how it affects our lives. Saturday will end with a talk on how architecture can engage with the public through design, where Oana Stanescu, cofounder of Family, will join Will Prince of PARC Office to introduce us to the new and imaginative ways in which architects and designers are creating works for the public user.

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Landscape designer Margie Ruddick

Sunday, May 15 will begin with a talk on the topic of online commerce with Bradford Shellhammer of eBay, Maria Molland Selby of Splacer, and Teddy Fong of Capsule discussing how digital platforms can engage with users and bridge the gap with a brick-and-mortar presence. Nina Stritzler-Levine, curator and director of the Bard Graduate Center Gallery, will discuss the work of Alvar Aalto’s wife, Aino Marsio-Aalto, bringing it to the forefront of public attention. Sunday’s programme will finish with Caroline Baumann director of the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, and landscape designer Margie Ruddick discussing landscape as an important discipline and aspect of design, as well as a national museum’s civic responsibility to preserving green space.

View the full program at: https://ny.dwellondesign.com/Attendee/Conference/Sessions. For more information, please visit thedesignjunction.co.uk/new-york and ny.dwellondesign.com.

 

EVENT DETAILS:

designjunction + Dwell on Design
Friday May 13, 11am – 6pm
Saturday May 14, 11am – 6pm
Sunday May 15, 10am – 4pm

ArtBeam
540 West 21st Street,
New York
NY 10011, United States

About designjunction:
designjunction is a leading exhibition for contemporary interior design and culture, held annually in London and New York. The flagship show takes place in London as part of the London Design Festival each September, where more than 200 contemporary brands present their new collections to an international audience of architects, interior designers, retailers and media. In 2015, the five day exhibition attracted more than 26,000 visitors.

Images courtesy of Caro Communications.

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