What’s Design Pavilion?

Sharing hope, big ideas and delight.

Design Pavilion is New York’s premiere public design exhibition. Free and open to all.

A cultural happening at the crossroads of the world in Times Square, New York City.

Design Pavilion is a highly energized exhibition forum, showcasing exciting and important design innovations about our future to a mass audience of over 4.7 million people including local businesses, design industry professionals, and local and international consumers.

Design Pavilion is host to a series of experiential installations and the Design Market™, featuring established and emerging designers, architects, brands and visionaries from around the world.   Their messages on the future are further supported by more in depth discussion by thought leaders at the Design Talks™.

We are proud members of the NYCxDESIGN festival.

In partnership with

Times Square Alliance

Our Mission

A generous offering to the people of New York City and beyond

  • free and open to all
  • highlights the city as an engaged, creative force
  • activates public space and place-making

A highly visible experiential marketing forum reaching

  • 4.7 Million people
  • 100’s Millions media impressions

    Presents the leaders and stars of the design industries

    • encourages design collaborations and innovation
    • provides designers with an opportunity to experiment
    • offers support to young designers and makers
    • explores diverse design themes relevant to the future

    Educates the public about design

    • increases awareness of the built environment
    • builds community through the positive experience of design
    • creates educated potential clients and customers

    Design Pavilion Grows Annually

    2019 Edition
    4.7M
    Visitors
    151M+
    Impressions
    10
    Installations
    42
    Sponsors
    13
    Days
    5
    City Plazas
    13
    Design Talks, PLUS, a fullday Impact Summit with audience of 2K+
    12
    Nasdaq Spotlight on Design with 2M followers
    2018 Edition
    3.7M
    Visitors
    100M+
    Impressions
    8
    Installations
    23
    Sponsors
    9
    Days
    4
    City Plazas
    15
    Design Talks with audience of 2K
    7
    Nasdaq Spotlight on Design with 2M followers
    2017 Edition
    1M
    Visitors
    30M+
    Impressions
    8
    Installations
    13
    Sponsors
    5
    Days
    3
    City Plazas
    12
    Design Talks, PLUS, a fullday IBM Conference
    2016 Edition
    25K
    Visitors
    4M+
    Impressions
    6
    Installations
    7
    Sponsors
    3
    Days
    1
    City Plaza
    9
    Design Talks
    Will I be able to upgrade down the road?
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    Can I cancel my membership at anytime?
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    Our Team

    Founded and Produced by Ilene Shaw
    and Shaw + Co. Productions

    Shaw + Co. Productions is a well established creator and producer of highly visible marketing and promotional platforms – commercial and not-for-profit – representing design and designers. Innovators in the fields of design and functional art, Shaw conceived of and develop inspired marketing strategies for both trade and public awareness.  Shaw productions include world renowned public, trade and corporate events, curated exhibitions, seminars and conferences, award and educational programs. Ms. Shaw is a member of the NYCxDESIGN Steering Committee and Strategy Task Force.

    Creative Direction by 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 Moss. A multitude of interior design projects followed. His product design work spans a wide range, from furniture and lighting to packaging and accessories. The Harry Allen Design process is a unique combination of personal experimentation, cross-pollination, and strategic thinking, striving to make life more thoughtful and beautiful.

    In Partnership with Times Square Alliance

    The Times Square Alliance, founded in 1992, works to improve and promote Times Square – cultivating the creativity, energy and edge that have made the area an icon of entertainment, culture and urban life for over a century. The Alliance provides core neighborhood services with its Public Safety Officers and Sanitation Associates, encourages economic development, co-coordinates major events such as New Year’s Eve and Solstice in Times Square, presents public art via Times Square Arts, and advocates on behalf of its constituents.

    Novità Communications

    Public + Media Relations + Communication

    Maiarelli Studio

    Brand Design

    Mick Wieland Design

    Website Development

    AROS Communications

    Strategic Partner, Sponsorship and Programming

    Kelley Blevins + Partners

    Partner Development

    Novità Communications

    Public + Media Relations + Communication

    Maiarelli Studio

    Brand Design

    Mick Wieland Design

    Website Development

    AROS Communications

    Strategic Partner, Sponsorship and Programming

    Kelley Blevins + Partners

    Partner Development

    Our Sponsors

    Media Partners
    Sponsors 2020
    Sponsors 2016-2019