BKLYN DESIGNS Screenings & Panels

The Made in NY Media Center by IFP is thrilled to be part of BKLN DESIGNS this year!

Made in NY Media Center by IFP Hours
Friday, May 9th from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Saturday, May 10th from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Sunday, May 11th from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM

On Friday May 9th, we’ll be hosting our first BKLYN DESIGNS panel, On the Horizon: What’s Emerging in Design & Tech Beyond 3D Printing And Wearable Devices?, featuring Cliff Kuang, senior editor at WIRED, presented by Pratt Institute. On Saturday, May 10th, the second panel, New Models for the Business of Design, will showcase new business models that aim to integrate design with social good. Finally, on Sunday, May 11th, come check out two compelling documentaries, a Q&A with an inspiring director, and a one-of-a-kind workshop on the magical process of origami. All events are free!

Between the Folds (670 x 443)

Between the Folds
Sunday May 11 from 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Between the Folds is an award-winning documentary that reinterprets our world into paper. The screening is followed by a Q&A with the inspiring director, Vanessa Gould, as well as a one-of-a-kind origami workshop with master paperfolder Sok Song.
Register for FREE screening here

Objectified (670 x 443)

Sunday May 11 from 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM
Objectified is a feature-length documentary on the creative processes of some of the world’s most influential designers and a look at how the things they make impact our lives.
Register for FREE screening here

Don’t miss the furniture installation in Cuper, our new cafe!


Shou Sugi Ban is an ancient Japanese technique that preserves wood by charring it. Traditionally used for exterior siding using Sugi (Japanese Cedar), UHURU has applied this method to furniture for an exclusive, limited edition release of 25 tables and stools fabricated from reclaimed cedar poles from the Pacific Northwest.

The decades-old poles were cut and charred in UHURU’s Red Hook studio and are finished with a non-toxic, plant-based oil. The resultant stools and tables speak to the timelessness of the Shou Sugi Ban method and pay homage to its status as one of the earliest methods of wood preservation.

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