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What We Discovered in France This Summer

Villa Noailles, city of Hyères Finalists at Villa Noailles Summertime is always a very privileged and great time for us to spend time in France, with so many inspiring places to visit, and friends from the industry to meet. We are pleased to share a few of those discoveries with you, including one of our…

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A Feature on Our Best of Launch Pad Winners for 2022

Tianning Zhao and Erika Cross have been awarded the Best of Launch Pad awards for lighting and furniture respectively at WantedDesign Manhattan 2022. The Launch Pad program is presented with media partner Design Milk and sponsored by American Standard. Article written for Design Milk by Vy Yang Tianning Zhao, Best of Launch Pad for lighting…

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Design for Tomorrow: Exploring The Volume of Color

Ultrafabrics brings leading voices in curation, design and editorial to discuss the past and future of neutral color palettes Contributing editor: Jeroen Bergmans, Ultrafabrics On the first day of WantedDesign Manhattan 2022, high-performance fabrics manufacturer Ultrafabrics sponsored a panel discussion with design industry thought leaders to explore the use of neutral color palettes and rebuke…

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A Recap of WantedDesign Manhattan 2022

North America’s leading platform for contemporary furnishing design, and WantedDesign Manhattan, a trade event for high-end North American studios and international emerging designers, held May 15-17, 2022, at New York’s Javits Center, finished with a rave response from exhibitors, editors, manufacturers, academics, buyers, architects and designers, and members of the design industry. (Image above: Paola…

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ECO Solidarity 2022 Moves Sustainable Design From Conversation to Implementation

ECO Solidarity returns for 2022 with an exhibition and two talks at WantedDesign Manhattan, May 15-17 at the Javits Center. There’s been plenty of talk in recent years about the role of design in tackling climate change and ideas shared for helping the planet. With initiatives like ECO Solidarity, we are moving from conversation to…

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46 Designers from 13 Countries Bring New Ideas to Launch Pad 2022

Original design and fresh ideas will be at the forefront when 46 emerging designers join us at WantedDesign Manhattan 2022 as part of Launch Pad –– more than twice the Launch Pad exhibitors at the Javits Center last year. The Launch Pad exhibitors will represent 13 countries, from Argentina to Canada, from Slovenia to South…

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North American Design: Look Book 2022 preview

(Credit image above: Levi Christiansen)Look Book returns to WantedDesign Manhattan this May with an inspiring and diverse selection of North American-based studios and designers. From Ontario, Canada to Mexico City, Mexico, Look Book’s high-end design studios will be presenting their latest collections to architects, interior designers, developers and specifiers looking for original design and beautifully…

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Meet Mercato Place: Simplifying Material and Sample Sourcing for Designers

WantedDesign is pleased to partner with Mercato Place as the sponsor of the ICFF + WantedDesign Manhattan Talks program. Mercato Place is a new online sampling platform to help designers specify products and learn more about manufacturers, with the ultimate goal of making their lives a little bit easier. WantedDesign co-founders Odile Hainaut and Claire…

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In Praise of Real World Connection: A Design Conversation with Jerry Helling and Ini Archibong

We sat down with Jerry Helling, Creative Director of Bernhardt Design and designer Ini Archibong when they reunited at ICFF and WantedDesign Manhattan this past November at the Javits Center.

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What LIXIL's Jean-Jacques L’Hénaff Looks For in Emerging Designers

“A generous amount of empathy” is one key thing Jean-Jacques L’Hénaff, leader of LIXIL Global Design for the Americas, looks for in design talent. WantedDesign is honored to have Jean-Jacques as part of the Launch Pad 2021 jury. Over the past 25 years, Jean-Jacques has built and managed international design teams in the US and…

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What Design Icon Giulio Cappellini Looks For in Emerging Designers

Design legend Giulio Cappellini has been a supporter of WantedDesign from year one. He has been a much-valued mentor for emerging designers in WantedDesign programs, including serving as a jury member for Launch Pad for multiple years.

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