NYCxDESIGN has announced that due to growing concern surrounding COVID-19, its may festival is being suspended. instead, programming will be presented in october 2020, timed to align with a month of significant design events planned across the city, such as archtober, the architecture and design film festival, and open house new york weekend. the NYCxDESIGN awards will continue on the same schedule as before, with awards announced in may via a digital ceremony. additional details on fall programming for NYCxDESIGN will be announced in the coming months. 


NYCxDESIGN was conceived to bring new york together in celebration of the incredible talent in the city, and the tremendous examples of international design that are shown here,’ said edward hogikyan, vice president and executive director of NYCxDESIGN. ‘gathering our community around design is so central to the work we do that, given the concerns around COVID-19, we are shifting from our annual festival in may to a reconceived fall program to ensure the safety and well-being of all who participate in and visit NYCxDESIGN.’ 


meanwhile, ICFF, wanteddesign manhattan and brooklyn, and the IC design festival exhibits and programming have been officially cancelled, with the next editions scheduled for may 2021.