LAUNCH PAD FIFTH ANNIVERSARY: SUCCESS STORIES

2018 marks the fifth anniversary of the Launch Pad at WantedDesign Manhattan. The Launch Pad is a platform for emerging designers who wish to make connections with manufacturers and retailers during NYCxDESIGN, New York’s celebration of global design. Each year, a group of industry professionals reviews the exhibited work to select a Best of Launch Pad prize. Since 2014, the Launch Pad has exhibited over 100 designers from dozens of countries and over the next few weeks, we’ll be sharing the stories of some of the designers who have participated in years past and the manufacturers who’ve discovered them.

Richard Clarkson Studio is a Brooklyn-based art and design laboratory. They create objects, products and installations that are minimal in style, honest in material, elegant in simplicity and sculptural to the core. Distorting the ever-blurring lines between art & design, we use processes and methodologies drawn from both disciplines.More…

Launch Pad Fifth Anniversary: Success Stories

2018 marks the fifth anniversary of the Launch Pad at WantedDesign Manhattan. The Launch Pad is a platform for emerging designers who wish to make connections with manufacturers and retailers during NYCxDESIGN, New York’s celebration of global design. Each year, a group of industry professionals reviews the exhibited work to select a Best of Launch Pad prize. Since 2014, the Launch Pad has exhibited over 100 designers from dozens of countries and over the next few weeks, we’ll be sharing the stories of some of the designers who have participated in years past and the manufacturers who’ve discovered them.

Born in 1989, Turkish designer Begüm Cana Ozgür graduated from Bilkent University’s Interior Architecture and Environmental Design department. In 2013, she received her masters degree at the Cranbook Academy of Art in the 3D design department and then began her studio based in Istanbul where the cultural richness of the land has been the major motive in her work, developing an interest in ancient craft practices. Here’s a brief conversation with her.

The new IC Store by WantedDesign

In 2014, WantedDesign Brooklyn found its home at Industry City in Sunset Park Brooklyn. We worked to bring inspiring installations and a focus on design education to the event during NYCxDESIGN, the city’s celebration of global design. Two years ago, we opened the first WantedDesign Store at Industry City and today, it officially reopened in a larger, renovated space at the entrance of the main Food Hall at 274 36th Street.

The IC Store by WantedDesign has always been home to a well-curated assortment of design objects from around the globe and in addition to these unique items, the new space includes a presentation of the best work by designers and makers at Industry City. The Made in IC section includes work from Egg Collective, a design company established in 2011 by three female designers whose work is created in a workshop in Industry City, to JK Wickwax, a company creating one-of-a-kind rock candles, and more. More…

Call for Entries: Launch Pad 2018

2018 marks the 5th anniversary of the Launch Pad at WantedDesign Manhattan. We’re looking for emerging design talent in the fields of furniture and lighting to participate in the 2018 Launch Pad, May 19-22. A jury of industry professionals will review the presentations and a Best of Launch Pad prize will be awarded. The Launch Pad is the perfect way for up-and-coming designers and small design brands seeking manufacturing and distribution partners to participate in NYCxDESIGN, the city’s celebration of global design. Apply HERE by January 31, 2018.

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WantedDesign Holiday Market at the Seaport District

Earlier in 2017, two WantedDesign Store locations opened in the Seaport District – a design market and a home and lifestyle space. Both stores feature unique gifts, home accessories and well-curated design objects. During the month of December (from 11am-7pm daily), the WantedDesign Store at 6 Fulton Street will be hosting a holiday market with over 20 vendors including Brooklyn Candle Studio, Elodie Blanchard, Assouline, Flaneur, Malle London, Skagen, and many more unique design brands and designers. Shop for truly creative and unique gifts in a stress-free and festive environment. More

The Holiday Market will take place from December 1st to December 31st, at WantedDesign Store, located at 6 Fulton Street in the Seaport District, NYC. The Design Market is at 16 Fulton St. Both shops are open daily 11am – 7pm for holiday shopping. Contact: info@wanteddesign.shop