American Design Honors recipient revealed

WantedDesign announces Steven Haulenbeek as the 2016 recipient of the American Design Honors Program

Odile Hainaut and Claire Pijoulat, co-founders of WantedDesign are very proud to announce Steven Haulenbeek as the 2016 award winner of their program American Design Honors, presented with Bernhardt Design. The Chicago-based designer has an interdisciplinary studio concentrating in furniture, lighting, and objects for the home. He is known for an innovative ice casting technique that utilizes hand carved ice molds to create unique objects in Cast Bronze. 

Launched in 2015 at WantedDesign, American Design Honors recognizes talented young American designers who demonstrate outstanding creative and entrepreneurial skills, who already have a solid body of work, an original design language and are pioneering a new design business model. As an ambassador of American design, this initiative will support and give International exposure to the honoree.. These young professionals have also demonstrated an ability to create innovative processes and products. American Design Honors has been established as a platform for the recipient to develop their practice.
Through this program, Bernhardt Design and WantedDesign aim to promote American Design internationally and support the designers who are on the verge of getting to the next step in their professional path.

Steven Haulenbeek has been selected by WantedDesign co-founders Claire Pijoulat and Odile Hainaut, and Jerry Helling, President of Bernhardt Design. As part of the American Design Honors program, Haulenbeek has been invited to create an installation at the entrance of WantedDesign at the Terminal Stores building to showcase his work. MoreMore…

Discover this year’s Launch Pad designers

The third edition of the Launch Pad program returns to WantedDesign this year with an unparalleled group of 33 international design studios and independent designers competing to win the top prize and recognition from leaders across the industry.
Launch Pad is a special segment of WantedDesign each year where up and coming designers from around the world showcase their new products and connect with potential manufacturers, retailers, or distributors. Much like the world famous Satellite at the Salone del Mobile, Launch Pad seeks to match innovative products with the right markets, leading to successful launches for a range of captivating designs.
This year’s event is presented in partnership with Design Milk and supported by Design Within Reach, who will both participate in the award selection for the second consecutive.
“Creating the next generation of design begins with supporting designers, and we’re thrilled to be a partner for the 2016 WantedDesign Launch Pad,” says DWR CEO John Edelman. “We can’t wait to see this year’s innovative design, and we encourage everyone to come out to WantedDesign and get involved.” More


Rado teams up with NYCxDESIGN and WantedDesign

Design-driven Swiss watchmaker Rado is pleased to announce that it will serve as the Official Watch Sponsor of two New York design events: NYCxDESIGN, New York City’s official celebration of the global design scene, and WantedDesign. As part of this city-wide celebration of design, Rado will launch the first ever U.S. edition of the Rado Star Prize, which is held internationally to promote the work of young designers. The stateside edition of the Rado Star Prize will focus on exploring the concept of lightness and “a lighter way of living” – a theme embodied by Rado’s latest lightweight and minimalist watch collections. The call for entries for the competition is now open on the Rado Star Prize US website. The closing date for entries is April 14, 2016.
Ten finalists and one winner of the Rado Star Prize U.S. 2016 will be selected by a specialist jury comprising members of NYCxDESIGN, WantedDesign, Rado, and members of the design and watch community. The winner will receive $5,000 in prize money as well as a Rado watch, and all finalists will have the opportunity to display their concepts at WantedDesign Brooklyn. An additional prix du public winner, selected by online voting, will receive a Rado watch. MoreMore…

forceMAJEURE, formerly known as Raison Pure NYC, Celebrates New Beginnings

You certainly have noticed the revamped identity of WantedDesign as we enter our 6th anniversary. This is the work of our brand guardian forceMAJEURE, formerly known as Raison Pure NYC, one of WantedDesign’s biggest supporters and the creative mind behind our graphic identity since its debut. After over 27 years of creative success and 18 years in the US, Raison Pure NYC has officially assumed a new name and identity–forceMAJEURE Design. More


Welcome to Wanteddesign 2016

As a part of NYCxDESIGN 2016, WantedDesign Manhattan will takeover the Terminal Stores in Chelsea, May 13 – 16, for the sixth year running with more than 120 exhibitors and a selection of established and up-and-coming designers. WantedDesign will debut, in partnership with WorkOf, its newest program dedicated to independent American designers and makers. “The “maker movement” is specific to the U.S. and is addressed particularly to architects and interior designers. More >