An independently curated inspiration tour in Europe for US-based interior designers and architects

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dotsandplanes’ European Inspiration Tour, from June 15th to 19th, is a 5-day long design immersion into European design with independently picked visits and with the perfect atmosphere to build lasting business connections. The trip has stops in Denmark and Switzerland and does not miss the momentum of Design Miami/Basel and Art Basel, which runs that same week. It includes a live production showcase of Arne Jacobsen’s Bellevue lamp at &Tradition’s dock-side headquarters in Copenhagen, has a visit to Renzo Piano’s Paul Klee centre in Bern will be followed by an exclusive dinner in the original Fritz Haller Pavilion of USM and joins the Vitra Summer Party.  More

Q&A with Dusen Dusen: a gradient-on-gradient modular wallcovering for Visual Magnetics

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Fashion-forward textile designer Dusen Dusen has created a gradient-on-gradient modular wallcovering in collaboration with Visual Magnetics and WantedDesign. The pattern on this wall installation is interactive – viewers can play with it and change it as they observe the piece. Using magnetic ModuLayer wallcovering materials from Visual Magnetics’ Dynamic Spaces collection, bold shapes created using Dusen Dusen’s signature paper cut-outs method disappear and shift when they are moved around on the gradient background layer. We invite you to participate in the installation by playing with the smaller layers on the wall, moving them anywhere on the ModuLayer wallcovering to create your own pattern. Wanted Design Brooklyn is the premiere showing of this installation. More

WantedDesign Brooklyn: May 9 – 19

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For its Fifth Anniversary, WantedDesign co-founders, Odile Hainaut and Claire Pijoulat, expand their vision to Brooklyn, with the launch of a second platform – WantedDesign Brooklyn. This new location, located at Industry City in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, will be a main destination and place to connect during the entire duration of NYCxDESIGN (May 9-19). Industry City, a bustling “maker” community is poised to become the next big design destination, a true creative hub in Brooklyn. WantedDesign Brooklyn will offer exhibitions and an inspiring program, focusing on design education, experimentation, and the maker’s process.  It will also be the meeting point for national and international festivals and design week organizations.

Thanks to partnerships with various local organizations, including the Brooklyn Museum, Pratt Center and The Municipal Art Society of New York, visitors will be inspired by large multidisciplinary exhibitions, celebrate design, visit local factories and design studios, discover young talents with the WantedDesign Design Schools Workshop, and shop at the curated pop up store. More

Design Forever: A Preview of the WantedDesign 2015 Design Schools Workshop by Core77

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For the second year in a row, Core77 is partnering with WantedDesign to present the fourth annual, on-site Design Schools Workshop. Over the course of four days, students from Centro Design School from Mexico City, Art Center College for Design, Pasadena, and Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) will be working in collaboration to tackle the topic of product lifecycle in every day objects under the theme, Design Forever.

With over 1.3 billion tons of waste generated per year, expected to rise to 2.2 billion tons per year by 2025, the issue of waste is becoming more urgent. Led by the Centro Design School from Mexico City, students participating in this year’s design school workshop will work to transform an every day object into a product that lasts. Core77 spoke with Sébastian Ocampo, Director of Centro’s Product Design department and Cecilia León de la Barra, designer, curator and instructor at Centro, about collaboration, blue sky thinking and leaving your comfort zone.  More

Diesel Living by Foscarini, Moroso, Seletti, and Scavolini at WantedDesign

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The Diesel lifestyle is built on passion, creativity and strong personality. Using the brand’s ironic and unexpected approach to design, the new home collection reflects every aspect of the Diesel philosophy. Rough materials, contrasting shapes and textural treatments are part of the brand heritage — all of it nestled in a brave denim spirit. For the first time in the US, Foscarini, Moroso, Seletti and Scavolini along with the Diesel team will recreate a Diesel Living space at WantedDesign, introducing their latest collection of lighting products, furniture, home accessories and kitchen designs. The domestic installation comes to life through four thematic areas, boldly influenced by core Diesel values: Nightlife, Make Love not War, Urban Blue and Poplife represent the rock, military, denim and pop attitude of the brand. The space will be a place to experiment Diesel lifestyle, and will host special events throughout the 4 days. More