Creative Leaders Share their Hopes, Love, and Longing for NYC

New York City is at a turning point. Over the past several months, our city has experienced significant moments that will impact our community and landscape forever. To express the connections that designers from near and far feel for our city, NYCxDESIGN invited global creative leaders to join in sharing their hope, love, and longing for NYC.

“An Ode to NYC” is a collection of notes, visuals, and videos that embody:
Hope for NYC as a city that should uplift the voices of all its citizens
Love for NYC as a diverse community fighting for a different kind of reality
Longing for NYC from those unable to physically be here right now

From 27 designers across Israel, Ecuador, The Netherlands, Sweden, Canada, France, Italy, and here in the USA, NYCxDESIGN has compiled a heartfelt message to the world’s epicenter of design, New York City.


Yves Behar

YVES BEHAR
Fuseproject
San Francisco, California

Michael Chen

MICHAEL CHEN
Michael K Chen Architecture
New York, New York

Stanley Felderman

STANLEY FELDERMAN
EQ3
Culver City, California

Angie Lee

ANGIE LEE
FXCollaborative
New York, New York

Kinjil Mathur

KINJIL MATHUR
Squarespace
New York, New York

Patrick Norguet

PATRICK NORGUET
Studio Norguet Design
Paris, France

Alberto Perazza

ALBERTO PERAZZA
Magis
Rome, Italy

Joseph Schwarzkopf

JOSEPH SCHWARZKOPF
Uribe Schwarzkopf
Quito, Ecuador

Kiki Van Eijk

KIKI VAN EIJK
Kiki & Joost
Eindhoven, The Netherlands

Kevin Bethune

KEVIN BETHUNE
dreams • design + life
Redondo Beach, California

John Edelman

JOHN EDELMAN
Fourth & Pride
New York, New York

Sam Hecht and Kim Colin

SAM HECHT + KIM COLIN
Industrial Facility
London, England

Mark Letain

MARK LETAIN
EQ3
Winnipeg, Canada

Debbie Millman

DEBBIE MILLMAN
Design Matters
New York, New York

Lionel Ohayon

LIONEL OHAYON
ICRAVE
New York, New York

Ron Radziner

RON RADZINER
Marmol Radziner
Los Angeles, California

Sarit Shani Hay

SHARIT SHANI HAY
Sharit Shani Hay
Tel Aviv, Israel

Mavis Wiggins

MAVIS WIGGINS
TPG Architecture
New York, New York

Bill Bouchey

BILL BOUCHEY
HOK
Los Angeles, California

Signe Emdal

SIGNE EMDAL
Emdal Studio
Copenhagen, Denmark

Massimo Iosa Ghini

MASSIMO IOSA GHINI
Iosa Ghini Associati
Milan, Italy

Lucas Maassen

LUCAS MAASSEN
Lucas Maassen
Eindhoven, The Netherlands

Natalie Nixon

NATALIE NIXON
Figure 8 Thinking
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Petrus Palmer

PETRUS PALMÉR
Hem
Stockholm, Sweden

Pascale Sablan

PASCALE SABLAN
Beyond the Built Environment 
New York, New York

Ruben Toledo

RUBEN TOLEDO
Ruben Toledo
New York, New York

GeorgeYabuv1

GEORGE YABU AND GLENN PUSHELBERG
Yabu Pushelberg
Toronto, Ontario

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