While Dwell magazine will continue to host Dwell on Design in Los Angeles each June, the media company is bringing this show to New York City in October for the first time and in an entirely new form. The move represents another step toward establishing Dwell Media’s foothold in New York, which began with the entire creative team’s relocation to the city in January 2014 under the leadership of Editor-in-Chief Amanda Dameron.
NYC-based Dwell Editor in Chief, Amanda Dameron
“We are excited to contribute to the incredible design energy happening in New York City, using our ever-growing platforms to explore important topics surrounding academia, healthcare, hospitality, technology and more,” said Dameron. “Our advisory board is comprised of thought leaders who are working every day on the built fabric of our city, and we are thrilled to develop content with such knowledgeable thinkers and doers.”
Dwell on Design NY will take a modified approach from its West Coast counterpart, aiming to become a place for movers and shakers of the design, landscape, architecture and civic communities to get together, exchange ideas and address important issues rapidly evolving in New York.
From October 9 - 11, the show is set to welcome 5,000 attendees to 82MERCER for the three-day design workshop featuring discussions with topics ranging from “Healthy Architecture” to “The New Malleable Office" and “Re-imagining New York City’s Terra Firma” with speakers including Margie Ruddick, and Clive Wilkinson; Vishaan Chakrabarti of SHoP Architects;Pentagram partner Michael Bierut; National Design award winner and Tony Award nominee David Rockwell; and DesigntexCEO Susan Lyons, among many others.
Visitors will filter through more than 35,000-sf of space that will boast innovative installations, cash-and-carry opportunities, and “Design Open Mic” where emerging designers can submit designs and other various Dwell Design Week events in and around 82Mercer.
The show will take place during AIA’s Archtober, a month-long architecture and design festival now in its fourth year, for which Dwell is the presenting media sponsor for the third consecutive year.
Dwell on Design 2013 in Los Angeles
“Archtober has very much been a celebration of New York City as a world design capital,” said Dwell President and CEO Michela O’Connor Abrams. “We’re thrilled to bring Dwell on Design to the world stage of New York during the city’s official architecture and design month, as we deepen Dwell’s commitment to elevating the conversation around ways in which design can improve our lives.”
Thursday, October 9, and Friday, October 10, will be designated trade days with programming that will include CEU opportunities for architects and designers from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, and 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Friday. On Saturday, October 11, the show will be open to the public from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
The Dwell Home Tour will also take place on Saturday, with a portion of ticket sales benefiting industry partner Architecture for Humanity, and will showcase five enviable modern living spaces in Manhattan from architects including Andrew Franz,workshop/apd and 590BC. The Home Tour architects will be on-site at 82MERCER to preview the projects at “Meet the Architects” from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. on Friday evening.
Ticket prices to the show will range from $15 for a student-discounted pass to $125 for a 2-day trade pass. Stay tuned for additional information in the coming weeks.
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