Identity Design Action: East New York is a community-centered design initiative that connects community voices and economic development. Spearheaded by AIGA/NY in partnership with the Local Development Corporation of East New York, a nonprofit organization that provides social and professional services to minorities, our research-action took place throughout 2015… More
A public access glass art facility located in Gowanus, Brooklyn Glass is home to many local artists. The communal space is a hub of energy and creativity fostered by the diverse group of makers who work in it. From neon to hot glass, there are limitless possibilities for creation and innovation, and we strive to blur the lines between art, craft and design.
Design and Flow is a strategic design and innovation movement that initiates leading-edge dialogues about culture and champions design as a tool to positively transform the world. Based in NYC, with satellites in Paris and Dubai, we partner with like-minded individuals and organizations, from all design backgrounds and corners of the world, to #addflow to social, political and environmental situations…More
Enjoying international renown and featuring regularly among the world’s top ten universities of art and design, ECAL is directed by Alexis Georgacopoulos. The school currently offers six Bachelor programmes (Fine Arts, Cinema, Graphic Design, Industrial Design, Media & Interaction Design, Photography), five Master… More
Growing out of Scrap – Elodie Blanchard Studio has created a site-specific installation of recycled fabric trees for WantedDesign. The materials used are primarily fabric scraps collected from her own studio, along with leftover fabric and production scraps donated by Araks and HBF Textiles. The installation is to provide inspiration for our community to cultivate new ideas for how to re-use discarded… More
Made in Western North Carolina examines the designer-maker movement through a regionally specific lens, considering how particular histories, geography, economics, technology, and education inform an international movement on a local level. Understanding the context for production, such as western North Caolina’s legacy of the Craft Revival, the industrialization of the New South, and skill… More
WantedDesign and Toronto Design Offsite Festival will partner up for the second year in a row to present Outside the Box. Collaborating with local correspondents, they will bring specific creative vision from eleven cities through an unexpected selection of objects to fit in bankers boxes. The concept/theme “multiple” will unite the bankers… More
Select works from the BFA Product Design program at Parsons will be exhibited at Industry City in Brooklyn as part of Wanted Design on the Factory Floor. Comprised of furniture and tabletop items, these objects show Parsons Product Design students pushing the boundaries of craft and manufacturing technologies.
This May, Visual Magnetics will collaborate with the Instagram influencer Lotte van Baalen, on an installation to be unveiled at WantedDesign Brooklyn 2016, during NYCxDESIGN. The installation, to be housed at Industry City, will bring @PlantsOnPink to life on it’s largest scale yet, allowing the account to materialize beyond the digital realm…More
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… More
Artisanal wood finishes and cutting edge photo printing come together for a sneak-peek of photo-artist Paul Clemence upcoming installation “Red Interlude” for the next Venice Architecture Biennale. Using a photo taken at the famous red pool above the Hotel Unique, Clemence has created “Red Overture”, a mirage-like setting that will bring a spatter of bright vermillion… More
Second year students of SVA’s MFA in Products of Design will present “Bridges to the Future,” an exhibition of new product proposals that result from their year-long thesis research. The products in the show represent different fields of inquiry and design development but share an investigation into short and long term speculative futures… More
The competition is open to students from any country currently enrolled in a textile, fashion or knitting course creating original fashion, interior or lifestyle textiles. Based on creativity, innovation and aesthetics, finalists will be selected by a jury and have their work featured at WantedDesign. Winner will be announced at the TALKING TEXTILES CONFERENCE on Wednesday, May 3, 2016. More
Transatlantic Creative Exchange is presented by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy and WantedDesign, part of the OUI Design initiative supported by Institut Français-Paris, the French Ministry of Culture and Communication, and the Florence Gould Foundation. More
Elizabeth presents both an open quilt workshop as well as an exhibition of the Quantum and Cloud Chamber quilts. These two particular pieces were designed with an emphasis on minimalism and scale. By paring down to the most basic elements, the textures of the stitching and material itself become central to the aesthetic of these two pieces. More