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.
What's Design Pavilion?

Design Pavilion is a highly energized cultural happening and 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.

In partnership with
Times Square Alliance

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™.

Design Pavilion is located on the plazas of Times Square and throughout the city in landmark locations. See installation Highlights here for more specific information on locations.

We are proud members of the NYCxDESIGN festival.

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
  1. A highly visible experiential marketing forum reaching
  • 4.7 Million people
  • 100’s Millions media impressions
  1. 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
  1. 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

4.7M
Visitors
10
Installations
13
Days
13
Design Talks, PLUS, a fullday Impact Summit with audience of 2K+
151M+
Impressions
42
Sponsors
5
City Plazas
12
Nasdaq Spotlight on Design with 2M followers
3.7M
Visitors
8
Installations
9
Days
15
Design Talks with audience of 2K
100M+
Impressions
23
Sponsors
4
City Plazas
7
Nasdaq Spotlight on Design with 2M followers
1M
Visitors
8
Installations
5
Days
12
Design Talks, PLUS, a full-day IBM Conference
30M+
Impressions
13
Sponsors
3
City Plazas
25K
Visitors
6
Installations
3
Days
9
Design Talks
4M+
Impressions
7
Sponsors
1
City Plaza

Our Team

Ilene Shaw
and Shaw + Co. Productions

Founder and Producer

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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 Board of Advisors and its Steering Committee and can be seen as a series regular, presenter and judge on the TV series, America By Design, on CBS nationwide.

Shaw + Co. Productions ↗

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Harry Allen Design

Creative Director

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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.

Harry Allen Design ↗

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Times Square Alliance

Partner

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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.

Times Square Allliance ↗

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Strategic Partner, Sponsorship Programming and Communications

Brand Design

Website Development

Public + Media Relations + Communication

Our partners and Sponsors

Media Partners
Curbed
dezeen
No. 3
ddn
Design Wanted
IFDM
Sponsors 2022
Pratt
School of Visual Arts
CLB Architecture Interiors
NeueHouse
Investissement Québec
Pneuhaus
Madison Avenue Business Improvement District
Miscellaneous Projects, LLC
Spearhead
dowbuilt
KL&A Engineers & Builders
Helius
B-K Lighting
Raemelton Farm
Arts Thread
NYCxDESIGN
Soho Design District
Parsons School of Design
Artemide
Danese Milano
Gandia Blasco
I/D
Lasvit
Society Limonata
poggen pohl
Apollo Electric
Partners and Sponsors 2016-2021
Azimut
RISD
Times Square Design Lab
Nasdaq
Solstreet
Nokia Bell Labs
Ecocapsule
American Design Club
One Ocean Foundation
Fernando Mastrangelo
Rosolino Ferrante
SynLawn
Square
Kohler
Bolon
Superior Digital Displays
Framery
nanoleaf
Avery Dennison
IBM
Magis
Corian
HermanMiller
New York Magazine
Philips
Dominion Energy
Dewa
Wood Mode
Souler
Proper
Brook Landscape
Linak
Weyerhauser
Hanbury
Columbia Forest Products
IFDM
DDN
Cultured
Mazars
Sugatsune
GFX
Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Washington, DC
Polish Cultural Institute
Perkins Eastman
Inflate
Kaynemaile
L'Observatoire
Duggal
DXA Studio
HunterDouglas
Made Out Of What?!
Hub Culture
ergoErgo
Heller
Circus Family
Vestre
Norsk Industri
LIAA
Magnetic Latvia
Hydro
Lundhs