Apply now for The Launch Pad 2016

In 2016, WantedDesign will celebrate its 6th anniversary and the returning Launch Pad program.

“The Launch Pad” is a program dedicated to independent designers and small companies who are seeking to manufacture their new products. We created the Launch Pad for our visitors to come together to be surprised and inspired. If you have a new product to present to manufacturers, The Launch Pad is the best and most affordable way to be part of the International Design event at NYCxDESIGN.
The Launch Pad applicants must submit their project before January 21st, 2016.
WantedDesign Manhattan is located at The Terminal Stores (11th Avenue between 27th and 28th Street) in West Chelsea, a few blocks south of the Jacob Javits Center (ICFF), the Highline, the design galleries, and the Meatpacking District.
For more information, click HERE

The Launch Pad program is supported by Design Milk.
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We are open, come shop Wednesday to Sunday

The Industry City store by WantedDesign debuted this fall–and it was a great success! Thousands of people came out to Industry City to visit us as we opened our doors for the first time. The store is nearby the Brooklyn Flea, which recently moved to IC for the winter, and the IC Open Studios, a bi-annual event that allows visitors to tour more than 100 studios across the Industry City complex.

In our ongoing efforts to support American design and independent designers, we were proud to see the enthusiasm of customers as they discovered local artisans and products. Many of those items were made right within Industry City from companies like Brooklyn Candle Studio or the jewelry brand ByBoe.
We are open every week, Wednesday to Sunday11am to 6pm, so come visit us! More

Join the Instagram Design Hunt with Soho Design District

The SoHo Design District, a non-profit organization dedicated to innovative design and architecture through the preservation of the historic SoHo neighborhood in NYC, and WantedDesign collaborate to launch the first  Instagram Design Hunt to be held on October 30-31 at the end of Archtober.

The Instagram Design Hunt is a two-day, annual event that requires attendees to find, photograph and post a selected product(s) at each participating showroom.  Attendees who find all of the products and post the photos on Instagram with the correct hashtags will be entered for a chance to win prizes from these participating showrooms. The Instagram Design Hunt will begin Friday, October 30th from 11am-9pm and end Saturday, October 31st from 11am-5pm.  All submissions must be posted by October 31, 2015 and winners will be randomly selected and announced by November 7, 2015. Follow @sohodesigndistrict and @wanteddesign on Instagram
Visit sohodesigndistrict.org/design-hunt/

A peak into the Seattle design scene

In September, WantedDesign packed up our raincoats (which, luckily, went unused) and flew out to Seattle where we hosted an event in partnership with Design Within Reach, Be Original Americas and Gray magazine. DWR is on a mission to make authentic modern design accessible, and we were honored to team up with them to reach out to local designers and design lovers. We had a great talk about authenticity in design with guest speakers Emeco CEO and President Gregg Buchbinder, designer Chris Hardy, and the talented trio behind Brooklyn-based Egg Collective.

However, before we got down to business, we had some time to traverse the city and learn more about the vibrant local design scene. We visited the latest exhibits at the Bellevue Arts Museum, the Pacific Northwest’s preeminent center for art, craft, and design, toured the design studios of Urbancase and Graypants, and shopped at local concept stores along the way. That was all before stopping by the famous Seattle Central Library designed by architect Rem Koolhaas, a glass and steel structure that won the AIA Honor Award for Architecture in 2005.

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Counter Culture exhibit at the Bellevue Arts Museum, on view until January 10, 2016

The city’s spirit of innovation was palpable, from a true respect for the environment to an overall sense of authenticity. We fell in love with Seattle, perhaps for the same reasons than Darin Montgomery, founder of Urbancase, originally from Colorado, explained to us: “There are many things that keep me in Seattle: the natural beauty, energy of the city, and the people are at the top of my list.” more

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OCTOBER 2015, WANTEDDESIGN AT HOME AND ABROAD

As the fall kicks into gear, WantedDesign is excited once again to offer a full calendar of design events both at home and abroad. Pulling on our rich partnerships, we have a lineup that will surprise and delight even the most seasoned industry veterans. From Mexico City to Brooklyn and Manhattan to Santa Monica, WantedDesign is pulling together the best of the design world to help build bridges and start conversations year-round–and this October won’t disappoint. WantedDesign will once again expand its horizons beyond U.S. shores when we partner with Design Week Mexico, and we will also set our roots in Industry City, Brooklyn with our first-ever permanent store. That’s only a taste of what’s ahead this month, check out the full lineup, here.