WantedDesign is a platform dedicated to promoting design and fostering the local and international creative community throughout the year.

WantedDesign Manhattan

WantedDesign Manhattan is a trade event. Each year at WantedDesign Manhattan, through visiting exhibitions and programs such as Launch Pad, Look Book, and American Design Honors, thousands gather to see what’s new, fresh and upcoming in design.
Acquired by Emerald in 2019, WantedDesign Manhattan takes place in conjunction with the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) at the Javits Center.
The next edition will be held May 15-17, 2022.
More about WantedDesign Manhattan

WantedDesign Manhattan and ICFF also partner to produce CLOSEUP, a new virtual trade event.
More information at closeup.design

WantedDesign Online

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 presented the WantedDesign Online International Schools Show, May 12-June 12, 2021. The virtual destination for discovering new ideas, talent and students worldwide featured work from more than 150 students from 15 international design schools in a lively and interactive online experience. 

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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 supports, promotes and connects design schools, educators, students and alumni.

More about the Design Schools Workshop

Email us at info@wanteddesignnyc.com for information about 2022 schools exhibits and workshop and download the deck HERE

Industry City + WantedDesign International Residency

Industry City (IC) has been home to the WantedDesign organization since 2014. They are now partnering to launch a new design residencies program in the heart of what has become the most creative, dynamic and diverse design hub in New York.

With the guidance of the WD team and a workspace on the IC campus, the Industry City + WantedDesign International Residency program will offer the international residents a chance to immerse themselves in this creative community to build their network, take inspiration from New York City, and nurture and prepare for new projects.

More about the IC + WD International Residency HERE

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.

Visit WantedDesign.shop


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.

Contact us at info@wanteddesignnyc.com for more information.

Communications and Editorial

WantedDesign has developed different channels, from print to online to social media, to share stories, behind-the-scenes insights and contributions from design experts to reach not just professionals, but also a general audience in the US and abroad. 

Visit WantedDesign’s Journal