Ilene Shaw conceived of this powerful platform to inspire and inform the public 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 2016, its inaugural year, DESIGN PAVILION™, a five-day public activation, presented a curated collection of creative structures and displays, and served 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™.
In May 2017, Design Pavilion reemerged in the heart of Times Square where it continued to serve as a public center for the city’s official design weeks, with the NYCxDESIGN Information Kiosk and the new DESIGN MARKET NYC, inviting community engagement in a design awakening!