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
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
For its second year, the Launch Pad returns with a group of select, market-ready prototypes from 16 international design studios and independent designers seeking a manufacturer or distributor. Supported by Azure Magazine, this is a great opportunity for designers to get their products, designs and themselves out there and in front of a broad, relevant audience.
Notable this year is the strong representation from France. Besides Ligne Roset, who returns for the 4th year, this time, introducing a new collection by Philippe Negro, we welcome 5 other French companies, all choosing to launch their brands with us, at WantedDesign 2014.