May 19th - 21st

10am - 7pm

a message from
THE PLATFORM for Independent & Emerging Design

Model Citizens NYC 2012
May 19th - 21st, 10am - 7pm
52 Mercer @SOHO 
open to the public

This year's exhibit, the fourth annual, highlights a diverse display of disciplines from 100+ designers from around the world, including special presentations such a Cosmic Quilt, an interactive installation and student workshop from the Art Institute of New York by The Principals, installations by Sylvia Heisel & Scott Taylor of Post Modern Production, and a group presentation from Southern Design Concern titled 'Design for the End of the World'. The works will range from pure craftsmanship to playful experimentation, production ready collections, and design prototypes. Model Citizens NYC THE PLATFORM also includes a pop-up marketplace, featuring furniture, products, lighting, ceramics, glass, jewelry and accessories.

Mika Braakman 
Founder & Curator


Since 2008 Model Citizens NYC is fully funded by designers for designers who continue to persevere while remaining true to their individual curiosities, instincts, and design processes.

Model Citizens NYC provides a unique platform for accessibility to a broader audience in order to generate greater economic viability for their endeavors, and we are proud to be the greenest show during Design Week!

 Are YOU a model citizen? 

Sylvia Heisel & Scott Taylor
design (above)
Leah Piepgras
Southern Design Concern
Pickett Furniture

meet more @

opening night reception
May 19th 5 - 8pm

brought to you by:

Cosmic Quilt

Imagine architecture that responds to you, sensing your presence and reacting accordingly. The brainchild of design collective, The Principals, and brought to life with the assistance of 20 students from the Art Institute of New York; the Cosmic Quilt is an interactive architectural experience debuting at Model Citizens 2012. 

Click here for sneak preview.

Shop the Pop-Up Shop!


Model Citizens NYC will also be introducing THE COLLECTIVE at the Jacob Javits Center at ICFF from May 19-22. THE COLLECTIVE is another facet of Model Citizens NYC's mission: Providing curated representation for independent & emerging designers. Model Citizens representatives will be connecting designers with premier contemporary retailers to bring exculsive, limited editions or new collections to market seasonally.

Model Citizens NYC THE COLLECTIVE will be in booth #806 May 19 & 20 from 10am-5pm, May 21 from 9am-6pm, and May 22 from 10am-4pm.

Getting There

The Model Citizens Shuttle departs from the Javits Center
Saturday May 19th 1-5pm every 30 minutes
Sunday May 20th 1-5pm every 30 minutes

NYC Design Express Shuttle departs from the Javits Center
Daily service to all offsite exhibitions

Closet Subway - Canal & Broadway

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