The Next Level 2019 Exhibition Shines at NYCxDesign

06.04.19 | By
The Next Level 2019 Exhibition Shines at NYCxDesign
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Next Level is a fledgling design gallery that challenges the format of traditional profit-led trade shows and gallery curations by blurring the line between art and design. The 9,000 square foot space operates within its own ecosystem, where over 40 independent designers and artists display their works while acknowledging their connection to one another and the world as a whole.

During NYCxDesign, Next Level featured a minimalist backdrop that honored each participating designer’s unique aesthetic while allowing room for the unfolding of a story between each piece.

In collaboration with Pearl River Mart, the lower level of the space was transformed into an installation of more than 70 paper lanterns that had been painted by New York City artists. A portion of proceeds went towards fighting poverty in NYC and Artists.

Photos courtesy of Eskayel.

Kelly Beall is senior editor at Design Milk. The Pittsburgh-based graphic designer and writer has had a deep love of art and design for as long as she can remember, and enjoys sharing her finds with others. When undistracted by great art and design, she can be found making a mess in the kitchen, consuming as much information as possible, or on the couch with her three pets. Find her @designcrush on social.