Program

Throughout the years, WantedDesign has become more than a tradeshow, but a hub for conversations, a gathering of international actors, and a community: brands, designers, editors, curators, design lovers and schools altogether for a celebration of the design ethos.

Even more, WantedDesign has created innovative tools to facilitate business opportunities, at each level of the design chain. Multiple success stories were born there; underlining that WantedDesign has carved a new type of tradeshow, one that fits hand-in-hand with New York’s creative vibe.

WantedDesign Manhattan opening hours
Saturday May 20 to Monday May 22 from 10am to 7pm
Tuesday May 23 from 10am to 5pm
The opening event will be on Friday May 19, It is an invitation-only event.

Register here to attend WantedDesign Manhattan, May 20-23
at Terminal Stores, 269 11th Avenue, New York


Saturday May 20

10am-1:30pm – Design Milk X Modenus Talks, sponsored by Wilsonart – Conversation Room at Grimshaw

2pm-3pm – “Designing for Movement” – Conversation Room at Grimshaw
Moderated by Susan S. Szenasy, Publisher/Editor in Chief, Metropolis Magazine – at the Conversation Room at Grimshaw
With Randy Fiser, Chief Executive Officer, American Society of Interior Designers, Joseph White, Director of Workplace Strategy, Design, and Management, Herman Miller, Anastasia Su, Co-Founder and Creative Director of 13&9 and Martin Lesjak, Co-Founder and Creative Director of 13&9 and CEO of INNOCAD Architecture.

2pm-3pm – 2017 Color + Design Vision – Mohawk Gallery
Join Royce Epstein, Director of Design Segment for Mohawk Group, as she presents the 2017 forecast of color and design trends. This inspirational lecture looks at how cultural shifts affect design, and how trends today impact design across multiple disciplines to create a new visual language.

3:30pm-6pm – Design Milk X Modenus Talks, sponsored Wilsonart – Conversation Room at Grimshaw


Sunday, May 21

10am-4:30pm – Design Milk X Modenus Talks, sponsored by Wilsonart – Conversation Room at Grimshaw

5pm-6:30pm – Pecha Kucha | Mark your calendar for few not to be missed Design Events around the world – Conversation Room at Grimshaw
Remarks by Ed Hogikyan, Senior Vice-President, Marketing, New York City Economic Development Corporation, with Emilio Cabrero, Design Week Mexico Director, Jeremy Vandermeij, Executive Director, and Deborah Wang, Artistic Director, Toronto Design Offsite Festival, Isabel Roig, Director general of Barcelona Design Centre and Barcelona Design Week, Halla Helgadottir, Managing Director, Iceland Design Center (Design March)

5pm-6:30pm – Meet the Designers: 13&9  – Mohawk Gallery
Join Anastasia Su and Martin Lesjak of 13&9 Design, collaborators with Mohawk Group, for a presentation on their design process. The twenty-minute talk will be followed by cocktails and a meet and greet.


Monday, May 22

11am-1pm – Manhattan Neon Workshop at Manhattan Neon, across from WantedDesign restaurant, 2nd floor

10am-11:30am – Design Milk X Modenus Talks sponsored by Wilsonart – Conversation Room at Grimshaw

12pm-1pm – Design Within Reach presents a Success Story – Launch Pad Gallery
Moderated by Jaime Derringer, Founder + Executive Editor of Design Milk.
With Noah Schwarz, DWR Director of Merchandising and Elish Warlop, Owner of Elish Warlop Design Studio.

2-3pm –  The New Brand Museums: How Companies Tell Their Stories – Conversation Room at Grimshaw
Join moderator Michael Cannell, author and former editor of The New York Times Home section, as he leads a discussion with three iconic design manufacturers who have created brand museums through the archive collections, iconographic materials and objects, to tell the company’s stories and that of their designers to the modern world. With Francesca Appiani, Curator, Alessi Museum; Lorenza Luti, in charge of the Kartell Museum;

2pm-3pm – 2017 Color + Design Vision – Mohawk Gallery
Join Royce Epstein, Director of Design Segment for Mohawk Group, as she presents the 2017 forecast of color and design trends. This inspirational lecture looks at how cultural shifts affect design, and how trends today impact design across multiple disciplines to create a new visual language.


Tuesday, May 23

12pm-1pm – “Crafting Technology: Handmade and Machine-made in Design Today” – Conversation Room at Grimshaw
Moderated by Annie Block, Deputy Editor, Interior Design magazine. Including Rosanne Somerson, President, RISD; Gullian Graves, Head of Design & Science, ENSCI Les ateliers; Jessica Banks, CEO and founder of Rock Paper Robot; Aleksey Lukyanov-Cherny, partner and design director of Situ Studio.

2pm-3:30pm: WantedDesign Design Schools Workshop Review – Conversation Room at Grimshaw.
With Jury committee including Allan Chochinov, Chair, SVA|NYC MFA Products of Design; Giulio Cappellini; Andrea Lipps, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum curator; John Gulliford & Rebecca Caillouet, Senior Associate, SHoP Architects; Lauren Slowik, Shapeways; Chantal Hamaide, Intramuros.

5pm: WantedDesign Manhattan closing

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