NYCxDESIGN has launched its first Emerging Designer Residency, offering four talented recent graduates from leading design schools the opportunity to create and showcase their work in a pop-up studio, in the heart of The Shops at Hudson Yards.
Now through June 2021, four recent graduates from FIT, Parsons School of Design, and The School of Visual Arts, will transform a highly visible storefront on Level 4 of The Shops at Hudson Yards into a pop-up studio where they will spend thirteen weeks working on their impressive portfolios and showcasing finished projects.
Brought to life in a museum-like setup, the public is invited to view the design process in action as the designers in residence - Lenny Vuitton, Yi Hsuan Sung, Xin Min, and Lizzy Itzkowitz - create one-of-a-kind products live in the space.
The designers' projects range in medium: Lenny Vuitton will develop a rug-making practice inspired by his fun and colorful paintings; Yi Hsuan Sung will produce lamps with a faux flower-making system using agar, food waste, and 3D-printed molds; Lizzy Itzkowitz's pop-up silkscreen lab will showcase the versatility of her cartooning and patterning; and Xin Min will create a series of 100 teacups using a variety of ceramic techniques, including wheel, hand-building, and slip casting.
Visitors can read more about the program and each artist through QR codes printed on the space's windows. Contact information for each designer is also available for the public to inquire directly about purchasing the pieces they see in the making.
more: info.nycxdesign.com (19)