American Design Honors
In May 2015, the first year for this program, WantedDesign was proud to partner with long time supporter of American design, Bernhardt Design, as we announce the launch of the American Design Honors program.
This program aims to recognize talented young American designers that demonstrate outstanding creative and entrepreneurial skills, have an original design language, a solid body of work, 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.
“There are so many outstanding young designers working in America today and it is important they receive recognition and support. This program allows us the opportunity to honor one of them each year and focus on their achievements in a very meaningful way. We hope to encourage the next generation of American designers with this award,” said Jerry Helling, President and Creative Director of Bernhardt Design.
WantedDesign is proud to announce the recipient of its first American Design Honors program—the Brooklyn-based company, Egg Collective. Established in 2012 by three female designers: Stephanie Beamer, Crystal Ellis, and Hillary Petrie, Egg Collective is a New York-based design company committed to building American-made furniture. Through their backgrounds in architecture, art, and woodworking, they have developed a unique style and a strong design language.
Celebrating its fifth anniversary in May 2015, WantedDesign was proud to partner with long time supporter of American design, Bernhardt Design, on this new initiative which aims to recognize talented young American designers that 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.
Selected by a committee of design professionals including Jerry Helling, President of Bernhardt Design, and WantedDesign Co-Founders, Odile Hainaut and Claire Pijoulat, the honoree designers of 2015 Egg Collective had a dedicated space at the entrance of WantedDesign at the Terminal Stores building to present selected pieces of their collection.
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