WantedDesign is a platform dedicated to promoting design and fostering the local and international creative community throughout the year.
As we enter 2021, the team at WantedDesign is looking ahead with characteristic optimism and a positive attitude. Even acknowledging current uncertainties and challenges, we enter the new year with renewed energy, with a new US president and exciting plans for innovative initiatives, from an expanded edition of CLOSEUP to new showcase opportunities for design schools and students from around the world.Read More
The second edition of CLOSEUP will take place May 16-18, 2021. Elevating the virtual trade show format, CLOSEUP connects the A&D community with brands and North American studios, providing design professionals a chance to source products from noteworthy local design studios and international manufacturers in a lively and interactive format. Inspired by a TV format, the…Read More
WantedDesign introduces new opportunities for design schools and students in 2021, reflecting its deep and sustained dedication to design education. Since its inception, WantedDesign has created programs for students to connect with the design industry, for schools to network, and for manufacturers, curators and creative directors to meet emerging international talents. "Though WantedDesign won't be…Read More
New dates have been announced for WantedDesign Manhattan 2021. In light of continued concerns surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, including travel restrictions both domestically and internationally, as well as the current government restrictions and limitations on large group gatherings, the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) and WantedDesign Manhattan have pushed their annual event to November 14-15,…Read More