HelloModel Citizens NYC 2013, THE Platform for Independent & Emerging design.

Our 5th year. Inspired.

May 18-20th, offers two presentations: an intimate exhibit in NOHO, and a virtual gallery sampling of new independent and emerging work from all over the world.These selections represent a few of our favorite things. Xo.

This year we are thrilled to be a part of the Noho Design District events, a Sight Unseen production, sponsored by Jawbone, showcasing the very best of Design Week NYC!

Location for the Noho Design District exhibit:

May 18-20th, 10AM-8PM. Opening reception May 18, 5-8PM. 


35 Great Jones St., 5th floor (buzzer entry) between Lafayette and Bowery

6 @ Bleeker
B, D, F, M @ Broadway/ Lafayette

May 19th special guest book signing by author William Myers, BioDesign: Nature + Science + Creativity is a book published in 2012 by The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York and Thames & Hudson in London. It profiles recent design and art projects that use living materials and span a wide range of applications from architecture to advertising and concrete to clothing.

Model Citizens NYC is changing the paradigm with a virtual gallery. Our mission is to make great design more accessible. We thought we would just go ahead and prove it. The exhibition has global visibility, 365 days of the year, Design Week NYC and beyond. If you are in the NYC area stop by our premium exhibit and the surrounding NOHO events!

A sense of play in serious craftsmanship.

We are proud to include work from Haptic Lab, Brooklyn, Bruno Petronzi, Italy, X+Q Art (Xiang Jing & QU Guangci), China, Sylvia Heisel, NYC, Studio Dunn, Providence, RI, and Von Tundra, Portland, OR among the mix.

Elegant engineering, mf design group LLC introduces the C1 Credenza.

Designed by Marcus Friesl the C1 is formed from a thin folded metal shell to supporting both the upper and lower drawers. An embedded structural system inside the drawers allows the piece to span the full seven feet without intermediate support. Floating elegantly in space the result is a technically precise modern form, embodied with warmth and character.

The C1 credenza was awarded the Golden A’ Design Award Winner for Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design Category in Como, Italy on April 15th 2013.

Technology converges with handcrafted know-how.

Meet Sinous Guitars from Grand Rapids, Michigan, a company that crafts unique, high quality sculpted guitars. Sinuous guitars are made combining experienced craftsmanship and  computer aided design and manufacturing techniques to achieve consistent quality. An innovative approach gives these guitars improved ergonomics that strengthen the intimate relationship between musician and instrument.

Meet the man behind the Axe. Greg Opatik has been creating and developing modern furniture of both his own composition and that of others for more than fifteen years. He is currently Director of Design and Development for a large furniture manufacturer who builds Herman Miller’s mid-century classic products.

Contemporary designers are inspired. Amen.

In our fifth year we have learned a lot – bigger is definitely not better,  less is absolutely more. We invite YOU to celebrate the independent individuals who do it for the love, and make because they must. Its what makes the world go round. Be inspired. XO.

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Model Citizens NYC is founded and curated by Mika Braakman.