Lighting is a strong theme this year at WantedDesign and we couldn’t be more thrilled. Nothing enhances a space like good lighting and that, design lovers, is something we’re sure to have. From the minute you enter the Tunnel this year, you’ll be enveloped in Blackbody’s breathtaking installation. Their OLEDs (Organic Light-Emitting Diodes) offer unparalleled lighting solutions and the lightweight, ultra-flat, glare-free, shadow-free and heat-free technology can be used to create inspiring designer indoor or outdoor light fixtures. More
Axor, the designer brand of Hansgrohe, successfully realizes “Designer Visions for Your Bathroom.” Axor is recognized globally for its exclusive collaboration with world-renowned architects and designers including Philippe Starck, Antonio Citterio, Jean-Marie Massaud, Patricia Urquiola, Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, Front, and Nendo, working with them to create unique and sustainable solutions for personalized bathrooms.
David Trubridge is an internationally recognized designer with an unusual story; his initial studies in Naval Architecture lead him back into the workshop, deepening his skill as a craftsman. David’s work came to prominence in 2001 when his Body Raft was purchased by Cappellini for manufacturing. The fluid and elegant lines of this piece responded to the designer’s accumulated experience and love of the ocean. The Coral light followed in 2003, establishing a blueprint for kit-set products that minimized environmental footprints whilst also involving the consumer in the creation process.
ILEX was founded over 15 years ago in Taunton, Massachusetts with a commitment to nurturing American design and production. This mission has guided the development of the brand’s extensive range of lighting solutions. At WantedDesign, ILEX will take this concept one step further with the launch of “The Portfolio”, a collaborative partnership with six preeminent and emerging American designers: Michael Graves, Laura Kirar, Chris Poehlmann, Mick Ricereto, Kevin Walz, and Michael Wolk. Each designer will present a collection reflecting a distinct aesthetic and unique perspective on architectural lighting suitable for contract and residential settings.
Seattle-based Standard Socket, part of the Seattle group, was founded by Dawna Holloway and Brian Beck of Eastbay Lighting, Hillary Rielly of Inform Interiors, and Urbancase’s Darin Montgomery. Eastbay Lighting is a manufacturing studio run by a duo of talented problem solvers searching for a way to develop a modern line. Waiting in the wings were the designers, struggling to navigate their way through electrical codes and certifications. The solution is Standard Socket – connecting manufacturer and designer from conception to production.
Pablo’s designs have been propelled to the forefront of American contemporary lighting by an uncompromising devotion to simplicity and utility. By fusing the highest technical sensibilities with the most appropriate material palette, Pablo is able to create unique, timeless designs with the power to transform any environment. The studio was founded in San Francisco in 1993 by Venezuelan-born industrial designer Pablo Pardo.