WantedDesign partner of Archtober

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Are you ready for New York City’s architecture and design month? WantedDesign will co-host and support 2 events in association with Archtober, Architecture and Design month in New York City, in October 2014. After a successful fourth edition of WantedDesign and a program curated at Industry City in Brooklyn last May for NYCxDESIGN, now in preparation for 2015 at the Terminal Stores building in West Chelsea (May 15-18), the organization continues to nurture the design conversation during the year in New York. More

WantedDesign is Industry Partner of WestEdge Design Fair

700 X 350_BANNERWestEdge Design Fair Returns to Santa Monica’s Barker Hangar Oct. 16-19. The West Coast Design Event Set to Attract Influential Design Community and Enthusiasts with Curated Selection of Leading Brands, Series of Special Events, Panels and Workshops. After its successful debut last fall, WestEdge Design returns to The Barker Hangar for its second edition October 16-19, 2014. Over the four day event, attendees will be able to explore hundreds of products from leading names in the design industry (from furniture and lighting, to kitchen, bath, outdoor furnishings and other products for the home). More

Sebastian Errazuriz openings and events

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Last May, WantedDesign and Industry City invited Sebastian Errazuriz to create an installation during NYCxDesign, The Giant Golden Piñata. “I had just reached my first year of working at the new studio in Sunset Park and I wanted to create a piece that could be festive and be part of a celebration,” said Errazuriz. The Giant Golden Piñata was hung between buildings and filled with $1 bills; at the closing day of the event IC/Design people were invited to grab some red sticks and have a go at it. It was a blast! More

The “Holy Stools” in Paris

Photo credit: Francis Dzikowski

WantedDesign is an international and transdisciplinary design platform that focuses on foster dialogues, establishing relationships and new collaborations along the year; and it’s proud to announce that the Holy Stools, by the furniture design company founded by François Chambard and based in Brooklyn, UM Project, will be part of Ensemblean exhibition organized by Serge Bensimon that will open on Friday, September 5, at the Gallery S. Bensimon in Paris. For more info visit www.gallerybensimon.com.

Discovering Latin American design!

1La Ciudad Frondosa, 2011-2012, Chiachio & Giannone. 
Hand embroidery; cotton, rayon, wool. 
Museum purchase with funds provided by Nanette L. Laitman, 2014
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“There is no question that the design in Latin America is increasingly dynamic, catalytic, and innovative,” writes Lowery Stokes Sims, William and Mildred Ladson Chief Curator of Museum of Arts and Design. “There is a new generation of designers who manifest a creativity that is concerned not only with the imagining of iconic objects but also with issues of commodification and production, urbanization, displacement, and sustainability. The special character of design in Latin America today is marked by a pervasive interest in collaborating across the genres of art, craft, and design,” Sims adds. The panel on Latin American design moderated by Sims, which was held at WantedDesign 2014, focused on “Engaging Craft and Community.” This subject emerged from the organization of the exhibition, New Territories: Laboratories for Design, Craft and Art in Latin America,” which will open at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York on November 4, 2014. More