New York Design Destinations You Can’t Miss This Month

Glass and Georgia at the Future Perfect

The NoHo design gallery is showing pieces by the American glass artist John Hogan and furnishings by Rooms, a studio based in Tbilisi.


Furniture by Egg Collective, hosts of “Designing Women.”

Through early July at 55 Great Jones Street:

Odd Experiments at Cooler Gallery

An exhibition of work by furniture designers who are challenged to ignore practicality.

Through May 20 at 22 Waverly Avenue, Brooklyn; opening night reception 7-10 p.m.;

May 3

Collective Design Fair

More than two dozen galleries display limited-edition collectibles, and a posse of experimental designers show how they make the most of their materials. There’s also a retrospective of neo-Baroque works by the Swiss-born designer Mattia Bonetti and 3-D-printed objects by emerging designers.

Through May 7 at 550 Washington Street; $30 plus handling fee and sales tax;

Midcentury French Design at Demisch Danant

“Innovation: Made in France II” features works from 1965 to 1975, a robust era for French design and technology (think of the Georges Pompidou Center in Paris).

Through July 1 at 30 W. 12th Street;

Design Shopping at the Seaport

WantedDesign opens two stores in the Seaport District: one selling furniture, lighting and fashion (there’s also a coffee lounge); the other accessories, jewelry and children’s items.


Philippe Malouin’s Arca chandelier for Matter Made.

6 Fulton Street (home and lifestyle) and 16 Fulton Street (design market);

May 4

A Decade of Friedman Benda

The Chelsea design gallery celebrates its 10th anniversary with works by 21 artists, including Ettore Sottsass and Faye Toogood, aiming to “shine a light onto the beautiful chaos that is contemporary design.”

Through June 10 at 515 West 26th Street;

May 5

Bklyn Designs

The event is a showcase for more than 50 local designers and includes talks on subjects like color trends and indigo dyeing. Pop-up shops will sell jewelry and decorative but usable cornhole game boards. Installations include a play space called the Imagination Playground and a lounge area with the theme Design Against Hate.

Through May 7 at 72 Noble Street, Brooklyn; $15;

Sculptural Furniture at Les Ateliers Courbet

The first New York exhibition of the Italian designer Mauro Mori includes hand-carved pieces in Seychelles wood, Carrara marble and metals.

Through June 3 at 175 Mott Street;

May 8

The Jazz Age: Tea & Talk at the Cooper Hewitt

Pauline Metcalf, a design historian, discusses…

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