In collaboration with New York’s Capital One City Parks Foundation SummerStage, West Elm, the Brooklyn-based global design company known for its original, modern designs, has brought its outdoor living expertise to the newly renovated venue in Central Park opening this summer. Capital One City Parks Foundation SummerStage, located near West Elm’s Brooklyn home, will feature indoor and outdoor spaces expertly designed by West Elm’s Design Crew team. All season long, New Yorkers and park visitors can enjoy a quintessential New York summer experience at SummerStage with the stylish comforts of home.

“At West Elm, we are always looking for new ways to impact the communities we belong to – near and far,” said Alex Bellos, West Elm President. “Our relationship with a New York institution like SummerStage allows us to serve our home community by providing modern, comfortable spaces for New Yorkers to enjoy some of the city’s best free programming right in our backyard.”

Capital One City Parks Foundation SummerStage is New York City's largest free outdoor performing arts venue, bringing nearly 100 free benefit shows to Central Park and 17 additional neighborhood parks throughout the five boroughs. As the official furniture partner*, West Elm outfitted all indoor and outdoor performer, VIP, and member areas within the SummerStage site that will reopen this week after a $5.5 million transformation.

West Elm’s Design Crew was up for the challenge, styling the new venue to enhance each visitor’s experience and reflect the best of the brand’s expertise in modern, sustainable living. Some highlights in the space include:

  • Enhanced outdoor areas with picnic tables for SummerStage member gatherings and standing tables for convenient concert viewing.
  • Customized dressing rooms for artist pre-show prep, each styled with a unique look and feel.
  • West Elm’sresponsibly sourced designs throughout, including Fair Trade Certified, 100% Organic, handcrafted, and sustainably sourced pieces.

As part of West Elm’s commitment to impacting accessible spaces in its hometown, this summer West Elm will also support NYC Parks’ “Cool Pools” project to transform dated New York City public pool decks into vibrant and engaging places that bring communities together. West Elm’s outdoor furniture donation will contribute to the project’s mission to improve the comfort, functionality, appearance and overall experience at New York City public pools.

*Also, join West Elm for West Elm Day at Capital One City Parks Foundation SummerStage on August 4th featuring singer-songwriter Corinne Bailey Rae. Celebrate summer with on-site activations, giveaways and more! Visit to see the full 2019 lineup.

About West Elm

Born in Brooklyn in 2002, West Elm is a global design company dedicated to transforming people’s lives and spaces through creativity, style, and purpose. We create original, modern, and affordable home decor, and curate a global selection of local, ethically sourced, and Fair Trade Certified products available online and in 100+ stores worldwide. We are a part of Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM) and participate in The Key Rewards, a free-to-join loyalty program that offers members exclusive benefits across the family of brands.

About SummerStage

Capital One City Parks Foundation SummerStage is New York’s largest free outdoor performing arts festival. SummerStage annually presents approximately 100 performances in 15-18 parks throughout the five boroughs. With performances ranging from American pop, Latin, world music, dance and theater, SummerStage fills a vital niche in New York City’s summer arts festival landscape. Since its inception 34 years ago, more than six million people from New York City and around the world have enjoyed SummerStage. Capital One is the Title Sponsor of SummerStage. For more information, visit


Hannah Wickberg

West Elm