Press Release:
designjunction + Dwell on Design announce line-up for NYCxDesign 2016

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designjunction New York edit, May 2015

For the first time this May (13-15), the UK’s leading design exhibition designjunction and Dwell on Design, America’s largest design event, will partner during NYCxDESIGN. This much anticipated collaboration promises to present the city’s most exciting display of cutting-edge design and captivating conversations.

The warehouse-style ArtBeam venue in Chelsea will host speakers including legendary illustrator Bob Gill, and Mikael Ydholm, Head of Research at IKEA and Gregory Wessner, executive director of Open House New York. The exhibition space will feature more than 20 contemporary design brands including Artek, Dyke & Dean, Iota, Muuto, Haberdashery, Cuero Design, AARA and Melin Tregwynt.

designjunction + Dwell on Design will also provide a a community hub for design and architecture. WeWork, the archetypal co-working space, brings a pop-up workspace to the ArtBeam venue with free wifi. Furniture within the WeWork co-working area will be provided by Muuto, known for its bold, creative pieces that deliver a new perspective on Scandinavian design.


Example of a co-working space from WeWork

In addition, the café area at designjunction + Dwell on design will be furnished by Vitra and Artek, with a free espresso for every visitor served by coffee sponsor illy.

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From left: Fiber Chair by Muuto, which will furnish the WeWork space; Stool 60 by Artek, which will furnish the café.

British design brand Dyke & Dean fuses old school quality with a contemporary twist. The show will mark the international launch of the brand’s new Splatterware range of enamelware, as well showcasing new lighting ranges.

From left: Splatterware Plate, and Crackle Range, by Dyke & Dean

From left: Splatterware Plate, and Crackle Range, by Dyke & Dean

Will Sorrell, deputy director of designjunction, commented “We’re delighted to return for our second year in New York, and to partner with Dwell on Design for the first time. Our multipurpose space will provide the best in design inspiration, debate and co-working space in the heart of Chelsea – a cutting edge destination for international design.”

designjunction + Dwell on Design includes a specially curated talks programme, developed by Dwell’s editor in cheief and executive vice president, content, Amanda Dameron. The programme will feature a host of high profile industry panelists including leading architects, designers, creative directors and curators, where CEU credits (Continuing Education Units) will be awarded to the architectural community. The programme’s theme is ‘Exploring the built environment in the modern world’.

Renowned illustrator and author Bob Gill, who in a career spanning more than 60 years has influenced modern typography, design, and graphics, will headline the talks programme. He will be joined by others including Mikael Ydholm, Head of Research at IKEA; Gregory Wessner, executive director of Open House New York; and architects Karen Stonely of SPAN Architecture, Stephanie Goto and Alexander Gorlin.

Amanda Dameron of Dwell commented: “We are honored to welcome legendary design leader Bob Gill as our keynote speaker on Friday, May 13. Gill’s distinguished career has spanned continents and disciplines, and his perspective on the business of design – as well as the nature of creativity – is invaluable. His influence cannot be overstated.” The Leaf installation by Haberdashery

designjunction + Dwell on Design runs May 13 – 15 2016 at ArtBeam, New York.
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Essential Information

designjunction + Dwell on Design
Friday May 13, 11am – 6pm
Saturday May 14, 11am – 6pm
Sunday May 15, 10am – 4pm

540 West 21st Street,
New York
NY 10011, United States


All media enquiries should be directed to the designjunction team at Caro Communications:

Lizzie Colville, Senior Account Manager
Lucy Price, Account Manager
Nicole Crentsil, Junior Account Executive

T: +44 (0)20 7713 9388
W: @carocomms

Exhibiting and sponsorship information: Will Sorrell
T: +44 (0)7776 131 011

Dwell on Design
Dwell on Design for interview requests: Chela Piacentini

T: 972.536.6313
Photography and media collateral: Ally Otey
T: 972.536.6463

Exhibiting and sponsorship information: Rigo Retana
E: 972.536.6311

Notes to Editor

designjunction + Dwell on Design exhibitors confirmed to date:
Bokara Rugs
Cuero Design
Dyke and Dean
Melin Tregwynt
Nicolas Burfron

designjunction + Dwell on Design speakers confirmed to date:
Bob Gill, author and illustrator (keynote speaker)
Karen Stonely, AIA and principal, SPAN Architecture
Chad Philips, Creative Director of 3D product startup Kwambio
Matt Grayson, Designer, Capsule
Matthias Hollwich, SBA and principal, HKWN
Mikael Ydholm, Head of Research, IKEA
Marc Kushner, principal, HKWN and founder of Architizer
Jeff Miller, VP of Design, Poppin
Stephanie Goto, architect and principal, STEPHANIEGOTO
Caroline Baumann, Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum
Margie Ruddick, National Design award winning landscape architect
Brad Ascalon, designer
Dorothy Cosonas, creative director of KnollTextiles
Rosanne Somerson, president, RISD
David Weeks, designer
TK principal from Ennead Architects
Gregory Wessner, executive director of Open House New York
Alexander Gorlin, architect
Kinder Baumgardner, principal of SWA landscape architecture firm

About designjunction:

designjunction is a leading exhibition for contemporary interior design and culture, held annually in London and New York. The flagship show takes place in London as part of the London Design Festival each September – where more than 200 contemporary brands present their new collections to an international audience of architects, interior designers, retailers and media. In 2015, the five day exhibition attracted more than 26,000 visitors through its doors.

About Dwell on Design Los Angeles

June 24-26, 2016 / Los Angeles Convention Center

With three full days of dynamic exhibitions, cutting-edge technologies, 40 onstage programs, 75+ speakers, and more than 2,000 innovative modern furnishings and products, Dwell on Design Los Angeles is America’s largest design event. In addition to bringing together over 350 brands, Dwell on Design encourages an ongoing design dialogue with unique on-stage presentations curated by the editors of Dwell. Learn more by visiting

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