‘An Ode To NYC’ Returns With A New Vision For The City


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It’s time to reconnect with the city’s design scene.

NYCxDESIGN’s “An Ode to NYC” exhibition returns this month with a focus on new beginnings. The expansive showcase, now in its second year, revolves around the theme of “Our Future City.” With sights set on what’s next for the creative community, the initiative honors the businesses, culture, and people impacted by the pandemic.

A vibrant poster campaign featuring works by 16 designers will be displayed in 75 showrooms, storefronts and digital screens throughout the city’s five boroughs. Artworks include depictions of Manhattan’s legendary architecture, as well maps, inspirational messages and imaginative spins on Milton Glaser’s iconic “I Heart NY” logo.

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All pieces will be available for purchase on Poster House’s website and via QR codes. Proceeds will benefit Silicon Harlem, a nonprofit committed to promoting digital equally in underserved communities.

“As such an important thread in New York’s cultural DNA and overall economy, the design industry once again underscores the power of art as a vehicle for change during this period of recovery,” says Elissa Black, executive director of NYCxDESIGN.

An Ode to NYC” exhibition locations include The Oculus at Westfield World Trade Center, Fulton Center, and on board the NYC Ferry’s fleet, as well as in showrooms or retail locations by the following partners: the A&D Building, Artistic Tile, Caesarstone, Cosentino, Design Within Reach, Eventscape, Fabricut, Herman Miller, Kohler, Pindler, Room & Board, Sherle Wagner, The New York Design Center at 200 Lex, The Shade Store, and Tile Bar.

SANDOW, the operator of NYCxDESIGN, is the parent company of Luxe Interiors + Design.