The Best of Launch Pad 2017 are…

This year, our jury of design professionals selected winners in two categories, Lighting and Furniture/Objects.

The winner of the Lighting category is Luvere Studio from Toronto. Their pieces provide indoor lighting for plants, solving a need they found throughout their travels and in the Canadian winter months. Thank you to our lighting jury, which consisted of Katie Stamaris, Director of Product Development, Design Within Reach, David Trubridge, Jack Schreur, Chief Executive Officer, FLOS USA and Jaime Derringer from Design Milk.

And the winner of the Furniture/Objects category is Studio Lani. Her multi-functional pieces derive their form and essence from an iconic West African musical instrument known as the Talking Drum. They’re hand-welded steel, turned wood and woven leather and function as side tables, storage and the top can function as a tray. The Furniture/Objects jury was comprised of Noah Schwarz, Director of Merchandising, Design Within Reach, Bettina Hermann, Director of Design and Product Management, Rolf Benz, Marva Griffin Wilshire, Founder of Salone del Mobile, Milano and Curator and International Press Director of SaloneSatellite.

This year, the designer who received the most online votes was Jaswig and their standing desk.

Congratulations to both of our Best of Launch Pad 2017 winners and thank you to the 35 participating designers and design studios who helped make this year’s Launch Pad such an inspiring and exciting exhibition. Thank you to our sponsors: Design Milk and Design Within Reach. Stay tuned for more photos of our 2017 Launch Pad.

WantedDesign Manhattan is Open Until May 23

WantedDesign Manhattan is now open at the Terminal Stores in Chelsea (269 11th Avenue between 27th and 28th Streets) through Tuesday, May 23. What began seven years ago as an effort to marry culture with entrepreneurship has since blossomed into a singular event where the world can experience the apex of modern international design. Far removed from the concept of a traditional trade show, WantedDesign offers a crossroads free of frontiers, serving as an ignition point for up-and-coming design studios, independent designers and established brands who wish to tell their stories, build their brands and find their audiences. Join us for engaging conversations, installations and discover the cutting-edge of design from around the world. Register here.

WantedDesign Brooklyn is Open May 17-23

WantedDesign Brooklyn (May 17-23) at Industry City is the destination for design education and the culture of design during NYCxDESIGN. Celebrating its 3rd edition this year, WantedDesign Brooklyn reflects the growing importance of the borough as a hub for multidisciplinary creative thinkers and makers. We have worked to offer a 360-degree experience at Industry City with innovative installations, memorable projects, our permanent design store, interactive experiences, thought-provoking student workshops, engaging discourse and more. Register to attend and discover the program!

Register now to attend WantedDesign Manhattan

We have opened up registrations for WantedDesign Manhattan, May 20-23. This year, all trade visitors will receive a badge upon entry and all members of the trade should pre-register, making the on-site process much easier. Public visitors will be able to buy a 2-day pass for the weekend. Another exciting detail is that you can RSVP for WantedDesign programs you’d like to attend.
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WANTED Career Day, May 17

WantedDesign and Coroflot are working together to help connect young designers and promising talent in the field of design with creative professional opportunities.
If you are a young creative, don’t miss this unique chance to take your career to the next level. More