Experience Brooklyn Through an Artist’s Eyes at BKLYN DESIGNS: May 5-7
By Lily DePaula
Since 2003, BKLYN DESIGNS, founded by the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce, has been the premier design event of everyone’s favorite borough, shining a spotlight on the cross section of design, architecture and art. With 70+ exhibiting brands, the show serves as an incubator for both emerging designers and established brands producing a range of creative products across furniture, lighting, tableware, art, textiles and jewelry. From discussions on color trends, fragrance branding, and the correlation between architecture and social justice, the show will feature inspiring work from all corners of Brooklyn.
This year’s show will be held in the the Brooklyn Expo Center in Greenpoint, from Friday, May 5 through Sunday, May 7, and will feature a variety of activities for the aesthetically minded of all ages. Guests will have the opportunity to attend workshops from flower arranging with Pratt SCPS to indigo dyeing, macrame, and block printing, all with the Textile Arts Center. Even kids can learn how to make their own natural paint dye (also with the Textile Arts Center).
Opening night events include a talk with Keynote Speaker Todd Bracher, acclaimed industrial designer and founder of Todd Bracher Studio. After graduating from Pratt, the Brooklyn based Bracher spent the last 20 years collaborating with some of the most prestigious brands around the world. Drawing from his background and experience, the talk will discuss how designers’ roles have evolved, and why strategic design that makes good business sense is essential.
With Brooklyn at the forefront of culture and design, BKLYN DESIGNS is the ideal showcase to experience this innovation firsthand, from the artists who helped bring us here.
Get your tickets to this one of a kind celebration here. Use code “bkd-bkmag” for $5 off your ticket purchase!