May is design month and for Brooklynites looking to refresh or renovate their living spaces there are plenty of inspiring options to check out.
The annual celebration of all things design takes place this year from May 10 to 22 with exhibitions, panels, open studios and trade shows across the city.
In Brooklyn, Brooklyn Designs (formerly BKLYN Designs) will be setting up at the Brooklyn Navy Yard from May 10 to 12. More than 40 makers will display ceramics, lighting, jewelry, textiles and other accessories made or designed in Brooklyn. The weekend also includes panels, demonstrations, workshops and tours. For all the details check out the full calendar here.
The next week, from May 16 to 20, you can hop over to Industry City for WantedDesign. The five day event includes lectures, activities and exhibitions from design programs across the country. On Saturday and Sunday you can get a behind the scenes look at more than 100 artist and designer studios located at Industry City. For the full calendar visit their website here.
You’ll need to head out of the borough for the 31st annual International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) NYC from May 19 to 22. More than 900 exhibits from more than 60 countries pack the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center with the latest in design. While the fair is focused on the trade, the last day is open to the general public. For tickets and a full list of vendors visit their website here.
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