Published on : Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Dwell on Design to be held in New York for the first time from October 9 to 11, anticipating 5,000 attendees at the city’s 82Mercer for a three-day conference and workshop exploring the intersection of the design and contract markets. The event will take place during the fourth year of AIA’s Archtober, a month-long architecture and design festival also sponsored by Dwell Media.
“Archtober has very much been a celebration of New York City as a world design capital,” says Michela O’Connor Abrams, Dwell president and CEO. “We’re thrilled to bring Dwell on Design to the world stage of New York during the city’s official architecture and design month, as we deepen Dwell’s commitment to elevating the conversation around ways in which design can improve our lives.”
Last June, Dwell on Design LA attracted more than 31,000 visitors, the event’s largest attendance since its debut in 2006. The New York version is slightly modified, with an emphasis on the industry’s movers and shakers and the locale’s specific issues. Alongside industry and content partner Architecture for Humanity, the conference will include Design Open Mic—where up and coming designers can submit designs for good. Other confirmed speakers include National Design Award winners Margie Ruddick and Clive Wilkinson, Vishaan Chakrabarti of SHoP Architects, Pentagram partner Michael Bierut, National Design award winner and Tony Award nominee David Rockwell, and Designtex CEO Susan Lyons.
On October 9 and October 10 will be designated trade days, with programming that will include CEU opportunities for architects and designers. A Dwell Home Tour will take place on Saturday, with a portion of ticket sales benefiting Architecture for Humanity, and will showcase five modern living spaces in Manhattan by architects including Andrew Franz, workshop/apd and 590BC. Ticket prices will run from $15 for a student-discounted pass to $125 for a 2-day trade pass.