WantedDesign is a platform dedicated to promoting design and fostering the local and international creative community throughout the year.
WantedDesign Manhattan is a trade event. Each year at WantedDesign Manhattan, through exhibitions and programs such as Launch Pad, Look Book, and American Design Honors, thousands gather to see what’s new and upcoming in design and who is behind it.
Acquired by Emerald in 2019, WantedDesign Manhattan will take place in conjunction with the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) at the Javits Center moving forward.
The next edition will be held November 14-15, 2021.
You can download the deck HERE
Or apply HERE
WantedDesign Manhattan and ICFF also partner to produce CLOSEUP, a new virtual Trade Event. Th next edition is May 17-18, 2021.
WantedDesign Online is a series of digital exhibitions featuring great design from around the world. From emerging talents to International brands, WantedDesign Online is your new to-go venue for inspiration.
In place of its traditional May events showcasing the work of design students, WantedDesign presents the WantedDesign Online International Schools Show, May 12-June 12, 2021. The virtual destination for discovering new ideas, talent and students worldwide will feature work from more than 150 students from 15 international design schools in a lively and interactive online experience.
The following exhibition on WantedDesign Online will be held from June 15 to August 15.
More information HERE
Design Schools and Students: Workshops and Shows
Odile Hainaut and Claire Pijoulat are passionate about design education and about giving a voice to the next generation of designers. Through programming like Design Schools Workshop, Conscious Design Awards and the WantedDesign Online Schools Show, WantedDesign support, promote and connect design schools, educators, students and alumni.
IC Store by WantedDesign
WantedDesign operates a retail store: the IC Store by WantedDesign. Located at Industry City in Brooklyn, the IC Store by WantedDesign offers a selection of objects, accessories, toys, jewelry, housewares and more. Highlighting the array of independent designers who work out of Industry City as well as cutting edge brands and classics from around the globe, the store is dedicated to designers who help shape and inspire everyday life.
Curatorial and Consulting projects
Drawing on their knowledge of the US and international design markets, WantedDesign co-founders Odile Hainaut and Claire Pijoulat engage in curatorial and consulting projects with design organizations around the world.
Communication and Editorial
WantedDesign has developed different channels, from print to online to social media, to share stories, behind the scenes, invite expert contributors, and grow the design voice to reach professionals, but also a general audience in the US and abroad. We will be launching a new Journal soon. Stay tuned!