MANITOGA, the House, Studio and 75-acre Woodland garden of mid-century designer Russel Wright (1904-1976), is a National Historic Landmark, an Affiliate Site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and a World Monuments Watch Site. It is one of the few 20th century modern homes open to the public in New York State.
IDSA Student Pow Wow brings together design students from NYC & NJ design schools for a meet & greet. Ayse Birsel, co-founder, Birsel + Seck and Fast Company Most Creative People 2017 honoree, will be giving a talk about her book 'Design The Life You Love' and sign books. IDSA NYC has a couple of exciting announcements to make, so, come & socialize with your fellow design students!
Mark the end of this year and welcome 2017 by attending the 2016 IDSA NY Holiday Gala! Join us for an evening of food, drink and a panel discussion!
The Panel Discussion: The design Economy
Design is all around us and has been a driver of culture and trade. When we talk of 'design', thoughts and images that pop-up in our minds are mostly aesthetic in nature. However, the fuel that drives the engine of design is commerce. So, how can we approach the discussion of the economic impact of design? We are now stepping into 2017 and IDSA NYC presents a discussion regarding the economics of design from the point of view of panelists from the worlds of retail, design education, economic development, talent recruitment, and design consulting.
Questions we will address: How are businesses that are based on design doing in 2016? How has the nature of projects changed over the last few years and what can they expect going forward? Further, how is design education evolving? How is design impacting the economics of NYC and what can we expect to see in the future? What kind or remuneration can graduates and professionals expect from the world of design today?
The bi-annual MCX Spotlight Event is a chance for designers to meet face to face with some of the most innovative manufacturers in Material ConneXion’s library of over 8,000 innovative, unique and sustainable material samples. Take home samples of the most innovative materials in our collection, network with valuable industry contacts, enjoy cocktails and light bites in our materials library and enter to win a pair of tickets to Interior Design’s Best of Year Awards.
IDSA-NYC has partnered with Designit to hold Portfolio Reviews for the participants of the Mentorship Program and the wider IDSA community members who are beginning their transformation into emerging designers.
On August 24th Canary graciously hosted IDSA NYC’s first SketchGames event. We had a great time playing our first round of SketchGames. In the game, participants are presented with a common product and are then given a random mood-board from which to generate concepts. Time is short and the product/moodboard combinations get a little weird as do the ideas that come out of the game.
It didn’t matter if you were a pro or a struggling scribbler - everyone had a great time and got to meet some great people.