The Conversation series at WantedDesign is a three-day platform and dialogue, supported this year by Ligne Roset and Axor, co-presented by Metropolis Magazine and hosted in the Conversation Room at Grimshaw.

“Smart and talented people talking about what they do, what keeps them up at night, and the role designers can play in changing our world for the better—what could be more interesting than that?” Susan Szenazy, Editor in Chief/Publisher Metropolis Magzine


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Designing, Making, Transforming

When: Sunday May 18 at noon
In the Conversation Room
Moderated by Susan Szenasy, Editor-in-Chief of Metropolis Magazine, Sarah Krasley, Sustainable Manufacturing Lead for Autodesk, Bruno Dussert-Vidalet of Blackbody, and Axor Product Manager, Manuel Züfle.

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US Design: What’s next?

When: Monday May 19 at noon
In the Conversation Room
Moderated by Paul Makovsky, Editorial Director of Metropolis Magazine, with Byron Trotter, Global Design Manager for Architectural Markets at 3M, Ben Stagl of ChiLab and Director of Development at West Supply, and Shant Madjarian of Juniper Design. More to be announced.

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What’s happening abroad?

When: Saturday May 17 at noon
Where: In the Conversation Room
Moderated by Avinash Rajagopal, Associate Editor of Metropolis Magazine, with Emilio Cabrero, Design Week Mexico director, Tomek Rygalik of Studio Rygalik, designer Philippe Nigro and Christian Rasmussen, Head of Design at Fritz Hansen.