Bklyn Designs, launched in 2003, was one of the first design fairs to shine a spotlight on Brooklyn’s creative economy and has since attracted thousands of visitors each year

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Bklyn Designs, the borough’s vibrant design show and one of the anchor fairs of NYCxDesign, will be moving to the Brooklyn Museum announced the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce today.

Founded in 2003, Bklyn Designs was one of the first design fairs to shine a spotlight on the creative economy in Brooklyn and helped put many Brooklyn makers and designers on the map. Year after year, thousands of attendees, including designers, architects, builders, developers, store buyers, industry influencers, educators, urban planners and design-savvy consumers, come together to celebrate Brooklyn’s rich design heritage, style and bustling creative community.

“I can’t think of a more fitting venue to host Brooklyn’s design community,” said Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Andrew Hoan. “I am thankful to the leadership of the Brooklyn Museum and NYCEDC for partnering with us, and for their roles in elevating this signature event during NYCxDesign.”

The fair‘s new home will provide a cultural and historical backdrop for showcasing contemporary design in Brooklyn. With roots dating back to 1823, the Brooklyn Museum is one of the oldest and largest museums in the United States; its extensive decorative arts collection covers historical design movements from the 17th century to the present.

“We are honored to host Bklyn Designs,” said David Berliner, president and COO of the Brooklyn Museum. “We look forward to connecting our deep history with design and decorative arts to the rich design community that has developed and grown in our borough.”

The 15th edition of Bklyn Designs will kick off NYCxDesign 2018, the city’s annual design fair which attracts hundreds of thousands of attendees and designers from across the globe, from May 12-13, 2018.

Bklyn Designs is currently accepting applications from emerging designers and established brands throughout the borough. A jury of design industry experts will review the submissions and notify accepted participants in early March.

Applications can be submitted here.

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Andrea Leonhardt

“Made in Germany,” Andrea Leonhardt is the managing editor for BK Reader. Andrea holds a bachelor’s degree in political science, with minors in American studies and education, and a master’s...

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