Sarah Lavoine, a Parisian icon in New York

Sarah Lavoine presents the English version of her successful book Chez Moi, Decorating Your Home and Living like a Parisienne with Abrams NYC. During a special event hosted by WantedDesign at Seaport Studios Design Market on October 13th, 2016, Sarah Lavoine will be in conversation with Design editor Julie Lasky before signing copies of her book.

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Sarah Lavoine founded her interior design practice in 2002. In just 10 years, her name has become synonymous with Parisian style. She joyfully mixes contemporary aesthetics with exceptional craftsmanship. Her chic flair is a balance of many inspirations, conveyed in her own furniture and accessory lines successfully launched in 2009. Her collection now includes sofas, lighting, tableware, home decor accessories and textiles. The collection was launched in the US at WantedDesign Manhattan last May.

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Sarah Lavoine shared with us few of her thoughts about the US and her desire to develop projects here.

WantedDesign: What would be a dream project for you in the US ?
Sarah Lavoine: I have just completed a very exciting project in Paris, our first 5-Star Hotel, le Roch Hotel & Spa, located in my neighborhood called Saint Honoré Village. It’s been a great experience on a creative level. You have to challenge yourself to create a home away from home for people visiting Paris. I would love to have a similar project in NYC.More…

Visual Magnetics is launching a new collection of magnetic wallcoverings designed by Dusen Dusen

In conjunction with New York Textile Month, we are excited to present the new development of our partner Visual Magnetics with textile designer DusenDusen. It’s great to see the ongoing collaboration between the two emerging brands that started at WantedDesign in 2015. The Wallcovering collection will launch at the Design Market at the Seaport District and is on view through September 30. In celebration, we asked a few questions of Tori Deetz, Visual Magnetics Creative Director.

WantedDesign: Can you tell us a bit more about the idea of the Wallcovering collection with Dusen Dusen?
Tori Deetz: Dusen Dusen has garnered a cult following – us included – for the her use of abstract shapes and vibrant colors in designs for apparel and home, which made her the perfect choice to interpret our Modulayer™ magnetic wallcoverings product. The fact that her prints are already so engaging, lent itself perfectly to being incorporated into our interactive product.
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WantedDesign Textile Month program

The Design Market x WantedDesign is an innovative retail installation occupying the ground level of the Seaport Studios at 19 Fulton Street (map), offering a carefully curated selection of design objects, including furniture, lighting, home accessories, jewelry, and unique gifts.
During New York Textile Month, WantedDesign welcomes at Seaport Studios, on the second floor of the Design Market, a series of textile presentations and workshops.
WantedDesign Textile Month program at Design Market, Seaport Studios
19 Fulton Street, New York, Mon-Sun, 11am-7pm – Full program here

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Kikkerland Pop Up Shop until October 9

Kikkerland is well known for story telling through their nicely designed and produced collection. They collaborate with talented New York-based and internationally known designers to produce home accessories, original gifts, stationery, office products, items for kids and more.

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The mission of WantedDesign’s retail activity is not just to sell and display products, but to create inspiring events and to introduce the dynamic work of new and diverse designers to the public. With the end of the summer, Kikkerland’s selection of fun, smart and useful “back to school” products is a perfect fit for the Design Market at the Seaport District.
Visit Kikkerland pop up shop, Mon-Sun from 11am to 7pm at 19 Fulton Street, New York, NY. More…

Lighting Science launches products optimizing workplace wellness

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There is a new trend emerging: healthy lighting. It’s as if the world has just woken up to the fact that light is keeping us awake at night. More accurately, blue light is keeping us awake by flooding into our lives from TVs, mobile devices, even common household and office lighting. Until now, it was something we couldn’t control. Nor were we aware of the damaging effects to our hormonal and immune systems. Light pollution is making us sick, knocking us all off of our natural circadian rhythm, and preventing us from healing ourselves.

But luckily science and technology have converged, and the geniuses at Lighting Science have invented patented spectrum-controlled LEDs that can mimic the sun when we want and need it most, and block the harmful blue spectrum of light that can negatively impact sleep. Their newest prototype, The Genesis DynaSpectrum is the first commercially-available luminaire designed to do both. Unlike traditional incandescent and LED lighting, The Genesis emits the appropriate spectrum of light necessary to regulate the body’s natural circadian rhythm 24/7.

LightingScience_blogpost2This ground-breaking technology has applications both at home and at work. For the first time designers are able to create work environments that enable people to be more productive, classrooms that actually help students learn better, hospitals that allow patients to heal faster, and homes that allow for better rest. It is now possible to create holistic home and office environment that mimic natural day and night cycles. MoreMore…