New York City is a popular destination for design professionals, retailers, editors and creatives year-round, but right now they’re flocking to the world’s design capital more than ever!
NYCxDESIGN, New York City’s official citywide celebration of design, got underway last Friday and runs through till May 20th. The celebration crosses all design disciplines, and creates a platform for both established and emerging creatives. The annual International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) is North America’s premier showcase for contemporary design. The four day event starts Saturday and wraps up the same day as NYCxDESIGN.
There are plenty of exhibitions, installations, design talks, and launch parties to attend, but those wanting a break from scheduled events should pay a visit to EQ3+ partner Marimekko’s flagship store in New York.
We were excited to visit the flagship store first-hand during a recent trip to New York. Located in the Flatiron District, at the corner of 5th Avenue and Broadway, the store has a classic black façade that belies the brightly coloured and whimsical displays you’ll find within.
Inside, white walls and millwork set the stage for your favourite Marimekko prints. The brand’s iconic designs cover everything from fashion accessories and apparel, to bolts of fabric and home decor products. Throughout the store product is artfully arranged to create intriguing visual installations. Dresses and shirts suspend from the exposed ceiling with a cluster of hooks. Large fabric panels divide spaces and direct your eye to specific displays. And, wooden sleeping bunks are stacked three high and outfitted with beautiful Marimekko duvet covers.
You can find more NYC travel recommendations from our team here and here. Then, once you’ve explored all New York has to offer, head cross-country and check out EQ3’s newest store on the West Coast: EQ3 San Francisco! Opening May 31st, 2014
Marimekko NYC Flagship Store at 200 5th Ave, New York, NY, 10010, United States. Get directions here.