BROOKLYN, N.Y. - BKLYN DESIGNS, featuring the area's top designers, architects and artists, takes place May 5-7 at the Brooklyn Expo Center. Sponsored by the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce in partnership with Novità Communications, kicks off the first weekend of NYCxDESIGN – New York City’s official citywide celebration of design.

“We take pride in being the only show during NYCxDESIGN that is dedicated exclusively to Brooklyn talent. We were one of the first design fairs to showcase the local creative economy and continue to find new ways of supporting and highlighting our bustling design community,” said Andrew Hoan, President and CEO of the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce.

BKLYN DESIGNS is currently accepting applications for exhibitor space and tables in the BKLYN BUYS marketplace from emerging designers and established brands across a range of categories including furniture, lighting, textiles, art, surfaces, accessories and design and architectural services. A jury of design industry experts will review the submissions on a rolling basis.

BKLYN DESIGNS was founded in 2003 by the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce. Attendees include designers, architects, builders, developers, store buyers, industry influencers, educators, urban planners and design-savvy consumers, who all come together to celebrate the borough's rich design heritage, iconic style and bustling creative community.

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