BKLYN DESIGN Launches Competition for Brooklyn-Made Innovative Installation

For the first time in the show’s history, BKLYN DESIGNS is commissioning an original, site-specific installation to be displayed at the Brooklyn Expo Center in Greenpoint from May 5-7, 2017.

This juried competition is open to Brooklyn-based artists, designers, architects, engineers and others with demonstrated experience in the conceptualization, design and production of creative installations.

The installation, based on the concept of connectivity, offers another avenue for designers, architects, artists and makers to illustrate their
work during NYCxDESIGN, the official citywide celebration of design, to a large audience of design trade professionals and design savvy consumers.


Concepts should also take the BKLYN DESIGNS venue into consideration and demonstrate an understanding that it will coexist with exhibitors, a curated marketplace, panels, workshops, and visitors over the course of the three-day show. Installations can be grounded or suspended and exterior installations, if weather-resistant, will also be considered.

Presented by the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce and co-produced with Novità Communications, BKLYN DESIGNS is Brooklyn’s premier design event showcasing the borough’s strong creative community.

Attendees include designers, architects, builders, store buyers, industry influencers, educators, urban planners and design-savvy consumers, all coming together to celebrate the borough's rich design heritage, iconic style and bustling creative community.

Proposals with creative concepts and a mission statement explaining how the project relates to BKLYN DESIGNS and the theme of connectivity are due by March 10, 2017.

Submissions will be reviewed by a jury of design experts and the winner will be announced in late March. The winning designer or design team will be awarded $1,000 for the design and construction of the installation and showcased as a special feature of the show.

For more information and the full creative brief, visit BKLYN DESIGNS 2017 Installation Competition

With thousands of visitors over the three-day weekend, BKLYN DESIGNS is one of the most vibrant shows in New York City. The 2017 edition is May 5-7 at the Brooklyn Expo Center in Greenpoint.

Founded in 2003 by the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce, 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 supporters on the map.