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New York, United States 289 Sales On Etsy since 2014

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TOWNDESIGN is taking a short break


Note from shop owner We're taking some time away to see some of the world and find new inspiration. We'll be back shortly. Thanks!

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Jun 8, 2017

We're taking some time away to see some of the world and find new inspiration. We'll be back shortly. Thanks!

Tracy Ong and William Ngo

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Tracy Ong and William Ngo


A New York City-based pair with backgrounds in Interior Design and Architecture collaborating in jewelry design and objects for the home.

Separately, Tracy Ong and William Ngo both came to New York City for design school. Prior to becoming an Architect, Will studied at the Graduate School of Architecture at Columbia University. Before beginning her career as an Interior Designer, Tracy received her training at Parsons The New School for Design.

On a planet with over 7 billion people and in a city with over 8 million, the two found each other 6 years ago with a common appreciation for design. Later, TO+WN DESIGN was formed as a collaboration between the two, with design projects ranging from large high-rise office buildings in Asia to small exhibit spaces in New York.

While their largest project was undergoing construction, TO+WN DESIGN launched their smallest project in Summer 2014. "The World is Your Oyster" is a jewelry collection with three interpretations of our planet realized as a single pearl bead. "Globe" was developed based on the pair's love of travel. "Atlas" spoke about the burden of fashion and being judged by an individual's choice of style. "Hands" subtly hints at the delicacy of our planet with the pearl delicately cradled.

Borrowing from the roof-scape of water towers across the city, the team launch pieces from their first Home Collection with "Water Towers". The collection consists of three water towers of varying sizes. Each is 3d printed in their studio and designed to contain soil and grow wheatgrass. The project attempts to overlay the warmth and beauty of nature with traditional icons of urban architecture.

TO+WN DESIGN continues to operate in and be inspired by New York City.

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Shop members

  • Tracy Ong + William Ngo

    Owner, Designer, Maker

    TO+WN DESIGN is a collaboration between Tracy Ong + William Ngo. The company develops designs in a wide range of scales specializing in Interior and Architectural Design.

Production partners

  • a printing service

    New York, NY

    We specifically prefer this manufacturing partner because they're based in New York.

Shop policies

Last updated on September 16, 2014
Thank you for your interest in our designs. While our focus is with Interior and Architectural Design, our studio strives to be creative at a variety of mediums and scale. We created this shop on Etsy as a venue to share some of our product design-scaled work.

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Returns and exchanges
We hope that everyone that receives our pieces enjoy receiving them as much as we enjoy creating them.

If for some reason returns are necessary, we will accept unused and undamaged products within two weeks after they are received. We will unfortunately not be able to cover the cost of return shipment.
International Buyers – Please Note:

Import duties, taxes, and charges are not included in the item price or shipping cost. These charges are the buyer's responsibility.

Please check with your country's customs office to determine what your additional costs will be prior to buying.
Although we're based in New York, we hope to make our work available to as many people in the world that might appreciate it.
Additional policies and FAQs
Please note that we care a lot about the designs that we're producing. Based on customer feedback and things we may learn from the process, we may make adjustments and improvements in order to produce pieces that our customers are excited to receive.