Design Pavilion 2017

Building on the success of its 2016 debut, Design Pavilion™ was invited to activate in Times Square on their newly renovated plazas in celebration of NYCxDESIGN 2017.

We accepted the challenge and in Times Square, Design Pavilion was immediately placed on the world’s stage.

Design Pavilion, growing as a public hub for the city’s design week, increased public awareness of the power of design and hosted Design Talks™  and the NYCxDESIGN Information Kiosk.

New to the mix, Design Pavilion debuted the Design Market™.

Special thanks to Paul Gregory and Feingold & Gregory Architects PC.
All photos by Rune Stokmo and James Michael Robinson

Design Pavilion 2017
DuPont Corian
Intersection of music, touch, light and social interaction
Cameo No. 3

Cameo No.3 represented the intersection of music, touch, light and social interaction, where sound exploration becomes the genesis of art. The piece transforms DuPont™ Corian® solid-surface material into a soft and atmospheric sculpture that allows a play of LED-driven light to glow through, while a multi-zoned sound system plays music and sound physically through the piece via three touch-activated podiums so that individuals can conduct their experience by way of music and light.

This sensory exploration was designed by ZGF Architects in collaboration with DuPont and Portland, Oregon-based creative and technology firms Piano Push Play, dotdotdash and Un-corked Studios.

DuPont Corian Cameo No. 3
Movement Bar

Birsel+Seck, an award-winning human-centered design and innovation studio led by industrial designers Ayse Birsel and Bibi Seck. For the DuPont™  Corian® installation at 2017 Design Pavilion, they interpreted what movement means in the lively, vertical, highly trafficked, phenom-enal public space, Times Square.

They rethought the quintessential “bar” — as a gathering place, a place to pause, people-watch, rest and take it all in, using Corian® solid surfaces as expression.

DuPONT CORIAN Movement Bar
Winner of the NYCxDESIGN Award 2017 for Best Architectural Product

Winner of the NYCxDESIGN Award 2017 for Best Architectural Product.

From New Zealand, Kaynemaile produces a seamless polycarbonate architectural mesh that is used to create, divide and protect interior and exterior spaces from a reimagined 2000-year-old material.

The link between art and science is showcased through this playful and interactive installation at Design Pavilion, a design collaboration between Kayne Horsham and artist, Ned Kahn, a Mac-Arthur award winning environmental artist and sculptor, famous for replicating the forms and forces of nature at an Architectural scale.

Made out of What?!
High design made from post-consumer waste

Exuberant, decorated and constructed from repurposed objects, the Made Out of What exhibit was a curation of designed objects, images and videos that inspire and instruct on the im-portance of sustainable practices.

Made Out of What, a global initiative  based in Los Angeles, showcased innovative high design made  from post-consumer and industrial waste at Design Pavilion.

The Made Out of What installation was designed by award winning designer, Jeremy Railton of Entertainment Design Corporation, and constructed from innovative recycled building materials.

The exhibit was curated by Denise Domergue, founder and creative director of Made Out of What?!

Made out of What?!
The intersection of design and technology

Hub Culture x Design Pavilion was a collaboration to explore the intersection of design and tech-nology. It is expressed in three primary forms along the theme of A Transformation Station, Hub Culture's consciousness-focused camp at the Burning Man festival in Nevada.

‘’ featured an emergent intelligence virtual reality experience. ‘2048’ explored exponential ideas in design-led everyday conveniences, and ‘Creative Muse’ generated and shared design driven content through virtual reality, music, podcasts, videos and more.

Merman Miller Magis
Herman Miller with Magis
A playground of good design

Times Square became a playground of good design with the Spun Chair, designed by Thomas Heatherwick for Magis, an Italian furniture company. Rock side-to-side or spin in circles… pub-lic space comes alive with these ergonomic forms that works as comfortable seating, whichever way they are rotated.

Magis products are distributed exclusively by Herman Miller in the US and Canada.

Herman Miller Magis
Vestre Furniture in collaboration with Snøhetta
Outdoor furniture launch

During NYCxDesign, Vestre launched an outdoor furniture line, April Go, designed in collaboration with Snøhetta, an international architectural and landscape studio with offices in New York, Oslo, San Francisco, and Innsbruck.

Designed for urban spaces and the roughest conditions, April Go emphasizes quality and sustainability.

Vestre designs and produces high-quality outdoor furniture furnishings out of their Norway and Sweden locations.

Vestre Furniture
Brooklyn Solarworks
Solar for the city

Brooklyn SolarWorks displayed a demo of its solar canopy at the Design Pavilion. It will help to power several of the other installations electric needs and demonstrate some of the possibilities the canopy enables for rooftop gardens and decks.

Brooklyn SolarWorks is a turnkey patented solar installer based in Gowanus. With over 12 years of solar experience on their team and an ability to navigate through difficult design constraints for rooftops in the city.

Brooklyn Solarworks
Collective Paper Aesthetics
Interactive building game for kids of all ages

Design Pavilion invited children ages 7+ to participate in this interactive building game by Collec-tive Paper Aesthetics. Fold and connect the easy-to-assemble paper building blocks and create beautiful structures that are limited only by the imagination!

Collective Paper Aesthetics takes pride in using 100% recycled, non-printed cardboard for their creations, which can then be recycled again after use.  Led by founding designer Noa Haim, Collective Paper Aesthetics is a design studio based in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.This program was supported as part of the Dutch Culture USA program by the Consulate General of the Netherlands in New York.

With special gratitude to SYNLawn - Plant-Based Grass for all ages.

Collective Paper Aesthetics
Design Pavilion Dancing in the Street
Design Pavilion Dancing in the Street
Party in Times Square

The first annual Design Pavilion Dancing in the Street was held with notable DJ Sammy Jo, who expertly curated a 3-hour set for thousands of dance music fans.

Dancers from age 3 to 93. Dancing in the Street has remained an annual tradition for Design Pavilion.

Design Pavilion Dancing in the Street
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