Launch Pad program, presented with Design Milk and Design Within Reach

Celebrating its fourth edition at WantedDesign, the Launch Pad project offers an ideal ignition point between designers and potential manufacturers, retailers and distributors seeking the latest in bleeding-edge design. This year’s competition will feature two categories, one showcasing lighting design and the other furniture + accessories. Each category will feature twenty international design studios and independent designers, for a total of forty total competing participants. Launch Pad is once again presented by Design Milk and Design Within Reach, both sponsors will also form part of the judging panel. A top prize per category will be awarded to the standout product that meets the highest levels of quality and design. Beyond the competition itself is the opportunity to collaborate, share and create a thriving ecosystem where designers, makers and visionaries can connect.

Launch Pad announcements schedule
Announcement of selected designers February 20, 2017
Online vote opens to the public on April 1, 2017
Jury review on Monday May 22 at WantedDesign Manhattan 1pm
Winner announcement is made at WantedDesign Manhattan shortly after the jury review on May 22, 2017


Extended deadline to apply: January 31st, 2017
Launch Pad Application Form 2017 | WantedDesign


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