Be Original Americas

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Be Original Americas returns to WantedDesign on Sunday, May 18th (2-3pm), with a hard hitting look at why original design is important. Amanda Dameron, DWELL Editor-in-Chief, will lead a prestigious panel alongside Guilio Cappellini – Creative Director, Cappellini; Paolo Cravedi – Managing Director, Alessi N.A.; Bonnie McKay – retail expert and influencer, BK Consulting; and Felix Burrichter – Editor & Creative Director, PIN UP.  More

Szenasy, Design Advocate

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What an exciting time for Susan Szenasy, longtime Editor-in-Chief and new Publisher of Metropolis Magazine. To launch and celebrate her new book, Szenasy, Design Advocate, a new title published by Metropolis Books and distributed by ARTBOOK | D.A.P., Susan is traveling the country in a series of national conversations exploring issues of design advocacy and ethics. More

Design around the world

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From Turkey, Lebanon, Iran or Quebec, there will be many designers from around the world at WantedDesign in May. Here is a focus on two very diverse group exhibit you will discover in May. More

Design in Puerto Rico

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Director of Design in Puerto Rico (DIPR), Carlos Bobonis Colorado, just announced the Producibles design competition winners. Four Puerto Rican designers were chosen to represent the island at WantedDesign during NYCxDESIGN. The jury of Producibles, a product design competition managed by DIPR, selected five proposals from four Puerto Rican designers. The designers chosen to present their work at the fourth edition of WantedDesign are: Doel Fresse, Vladimir García, Marx Rosado, and Alberto Green (with two winning proposals). More

Designers and manufacturers close collaborations

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This year in particular will showcase the importance of the collaborations between manufacturers and designers. Together, these partnerships explore new possibilities in developing products that not only respond to the evolving needs of the consumers, from contract to residential projects, but define new typologies of products. These joint efforts answer the challenges of our changing world, while creating products that are smart, beautiful, and needed in order to embrace and fulfill our future needs. This year, WantedDesign will not only be the hub for emerging designers and manufacturers, but also an exciting meeting point to discover the work of some of the most talented and internationally recognized designers like Werner Aisslinger for Moroso, Constance Guisset for MG French Design, Jasper Morrison for Cappellini, Philippe Nigro for Ligne Roset, and Francois Azambourg, to name a few. More