ESI Design

New York | Since 1977

ESI Design
111 Fifth Avenue, 10003 New York, United States
Phone +1 212 989 3993


Product designers
ESI Design
Photographer: Stephen Wilkes
Edwin Schlossberg, Principal Designer


Concept Design
Audience Experience Design
Communications Design

Ph.D. in Science and Literature, Columbia University
Masters in Science and Literature, Columbia University
Bachelor of Arts, Columbia University

Edwin Schlossberg is founder and principal designer of ESI Design. He is an internationally recognized designer of collaborative public experiences, knowledge-sharing networks, and communications platforms for a variety of companies and institutions. Schlossberg designs include everything from children‚ museums, multi-player games and science exhibits, to innovative retail experiences, multi-story interactive signs and participatory expo pavilions. His designs share a common theme to help participants explore, learn, communicate and have fun together.

Schlossberg is the author of several books including Interactive Excellence: Defining and Developing New Standards for the Twenty-First Century. He is a celebrated visual artist whose works have appeared in a number of solo exhibitions and museum collections around the world. Schlossberg teaches courses in design at Columbia University and the School of Visual Arts is a founding advisor of desigNYC and a board member of the John F. Kennedy Foundation and Library.


ESI Design creates innovative social spaces and intuitive communication platforms that help clients and their audiences create value through the power of collaborative experiences.
Headquartered in New York City, ESI Design creates innovative physical and virtual environments that connect audiences with today’s leading cultural and commercial institutions. The firm was founded in 1977 by interactive pioneer Edwin Schlossberg with the mission to create informed conversations in public spaces that encourage participation, make people smarter, and empower action towards positive change. Clients include Best Buy, GE, McDonald’s, NewsCorp, Pfizer, Sony, Statue of Liberty Ellis Island Foundation, Boston Museum of Science and Mercy Corps.

Selected projects

Shanghai Corporate Pavilion, 2010 World Expo, Shanghai, China
Mercy Corps‚ Action Center to End World Hunger New York, NY
Best Buy Communications Network Minneapolis, MN
Ellis Island National Immigration Museum New York, NY‚ Hall of Human Life, Museum of Science, Boston, MA
INFINITY at NASA Stennis Space Center MS
Tryon Palace New Bern, NC
Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest Clermont, KY College Basketball Experience Kansas City, MO Pope John Paul II Cultural Center Washington, DC Imagination Charlotte, NC‚ Innovation Station at the Henry Ford Museum Dearborn, MI Sony Wonder Technology Lab New York, NY Kennedy Center Washington, DC Brooklyn Children's Museum Brooklyn, NY