Billed as “the ultimate block party for design lovers,” DesignOnLex will run October 13, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., along Lexington Avenue from East 65th to East 75th Street in New York. Participating boutiques, galleries, florists and restaurants will host programs, product launches and special guests.
Australian-born designer Natalie Martin will be co-collaborating at Hayward House the evening of October 13, with her collection of hand-batik-printed silk clothing.
The DesignOnLex steering committee includes Nina Campbell, David Kleinberg, Kendell Cronstrom, Chesie Breen, and others. Among the many events on the schedule: NYSID will host a Dialogues on Design session featuring interior designers Nina Campbell and Rita Konig, moderated by Newell Turner of Hearst Design Group; and Mecox Gardens will host a book signing with Stellene Volandes, Town & Country’s editor in chief and author of Jeweler: Masters, Mavericks and Visionaries of Modern Design. A portion of the event’s sales will benefit NYSID’s Centennial Scholarship Fund, and students from the school will be volunteering on-site.