Freshly picked from Toronto

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Last week we went to the Toronto Design Offsite Festival 2015 to actively support both Canadian and U.S. design. And, while setting up the five U.S. boxes for the Outside the Box initiative and preparing the PechaKucha night, the WantedDesign team ran around the city of Toronto to discover and being inspired by installations, objects, and architectures all made in Canada. Here’s our selection. More.

WantedDesign “Outside the Box”

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WantedDesign was proud of being partner of the Toronto Design Offsite Festival and participating at the “Outside the Box” initiative, and thanks the TO DO team for being an exceptional host, as well as the Design Within Reach Toronto studio.  WantedDesign brought to Toronto five U.S. boxes that represented the body of design works in the cities of Chicago, Detroit, Los Angeles, New York, and Seattle. More.

Q&A with Charlie Miner and John Neamonitis, co-founders of WorkOf

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WantedDesign and WorkOf started their partnership last May, during NYCxDESIGN at Industry City, Brooklyn. This week, January 19-25, during the Toronto Offsite Design Festival, they co-selected seven design studios from New York City for the “Outside the Box” program. Learn more about the vision of Charlie Miner and John Neamonitis, co-founders of WorkOf. More

Visit Us at the Toronto Design Offsite Festival Jan 19-25

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Visit us, January 19-25, 2015, 10am-6pm, at the Design Within Reach Toronto Studio, 435 King Street West (at Spadina Avenue), for the “Outside the Box” program WantedDesign presents designs from five U.S. cities shipped across the country in Bankers boxes and filled with an unexpected selection of objects united by the theme “Breaking the Ice.” The boxes will be interpreted by each correspondent in a literal sense with specific typology of products or materials, or figurative way with objects that either show or express the ideas of initiating social interaction, facilitating conversations, and engaging people.

SAVE THE DATE Friday, January 23, for a PechaKucha night. RSVP here.

Have a first look to the WantedDesign 2015 exhibitors

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WantedDesign Manhattan (May 15 – May 18) will continue to present a selection of U.S. and International established brands and up-and-coming companies, the Conversation Series, the Launch Pad, as well as the new American Design Honors program. WantedDesign Brooklyn in Sunset Park (May 9 – May 19) will host the Design Schools Workshop, bring innovative discoveries and large-scale installations to a broader audience, and host the opening night celebration of NYCxDESIGN on May 9.

We’re happy to announce that this year, WantedDesign will once again have a strong U.S. presence. We’re also very pleased to announce major group exhibitions from Ireland, as well as Interiors From Spain who is participating with a group of 6-8 designers, Argentina, Poland (presented by Adam Mickiewicz Institute and Culture.pl) and Croatia (presented by the New York based Ikon Arts Foundation). More