Discover New York
New York City is secretly regarded as the capital city of the world. The global significance of the most populous city in America, home to over eight million inhabitants on the country’s East coast, manifests itself in the presence of international organizations, corporations and cultural institutions of note. The city, comprised of five distinct districts, is built on immigration and boasts a famously heterogeneous population: people from all around the world call New York City home.
New York’s famous skyline visualizes the economic history of a city which, in the second half of the 20th century, developed into North America’s most important centre for industry and trade. Inaugurated in 1902, the triangular Flatiron Building became the city’s first skyscraper, followed by many more iconic buildings such as the Chrysler Building, the Rockefeller Center and the spiral-shaped Guggenheim Museum. Especially Manhattan, the city’s cultural and commercial heart, is distinguishable by its many skyscrapers. Here too you will find the greatest concentration of tourist sights and museums.
One of the most significant exhibition locations, counting over 2,5 million visitors a year, is the Museum of Modern Art. Its design collection is regarded as one of the best and most influential in the world. For the extensive creative scene of New York, MoMA’s collection represents a constant source of inspiration. Besides the rich offer of institutional exhibitions and cultural events, New York also services the commercial interests of its over 60 Million visitors and inhabitants a year with trade fairs and accompanying events. Among these is the International Contemporary Furniture Fair, the ICFF, which takes place from May 20th to May 23rd, during the New York Design Week. Over the years the ICFF has evolved into the most significant design trade fair in North America. Over 35.000 professionals from sectors such as architecture and interior design as well as distributors, traders, developers and buyers of luxury goods and design objects visit the fair every year. For this year’s 30th anniversary, the ICFF chose a very special partner: on 800 sqm of the Jacob J Jarvis Center in the midst of Manhattan the exhibition highlight “Handmade in Germany” will present 200 of the most important German manufactories and designers to its New York audience.