Ilene Shaw conceived of this powerful platform to inspire and inform about design. Through lively design activities, DESIGN PAVILION increases awareness of the power of design and the many design events occurring around town during NYCxDESIGN, New York’s official design weeks.
In its inaugural year, DESIGN PAVILION, a five-day public activation in May 2016, presented a curated collection of creative structures and displays, serving as the public hub during NYCxDESIGN. It's an immersive urban experience with daily programming, interactive exhibits, centrally located in a public venue, and host to NYC DESIGN TALKS.
NYC DESIGN TALKS, in conjunction with DESIGN PAVILION, offered 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.