WantedDesign is a platform dedicated to promoting design and fostering the local and international creative community throughout the year. Its two marquee events are held in New York during NYCxDESIGN.

American Design Honors

Through the American Design Honors, WantedDesign aims to promote exceptional American Design in the broader international arena while providing a means of support for young designers seeking to amplify their impact and reach.

Previous honorees include New York-based Egg Collective (2015), Chicago based Steven Haulenbeek (2016), Portland-based Studio Gorm (2017), NY based Oliver Haslegrave, founder of Home Studios (2018) and Arielle Assouline Lichten (2019).

Every year to create our shortlist, we look for candidates across the US who already have a solid body of work, an original design language, beautiful sensibility, and also have a sense of entrepreneurship.

As part of the American Design Honors program, The award winner has been invited to create an installation at the entrance of WantedDesign at the Industry City building to showcase their work.

American Design Honors 2019: Arielle Assouline-Lichten

American Design Honors 2019: Arielle Assouline-Lichten

Odile Hainaut and Claire Pijoulat, co-founders of WantedDesign, were thrilled to announce Arielle Assouline-Lichten, founder of Slash Objects, as the 2019 recipient of the American Design Honors, an exclusive WantedDesign program, presented with Bernhardt Design.

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American Design Honors 2018: Oliver Haslegrave

American Design Honors 2018: Oliver Haslegrave

WantedDesign announced Oliver Haslegrave, founder and creative director of Home Studios, as the 2018 recipient of the American Design Honors.

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American Design Honors 2017: Studio Gorm

American Design Honors 2017: Studio Gorm

Studio Gorm, founded in 2007 by John Arndt and Wonhee Jeong-Arndt, received the 2017 award for the American Design Honors program, presented in conjunction with Bernhardt Design.

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American Design Honors 2016: Steven Haulenbeek

American Design Honors 2016: Steven Haulenbeek

WantedDesign announces Chicago-based Steven Haulenbeek as the 2016 recipient of the American Design Honors Program.

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The American Design Honors is presented to Egg Collective

The American Design Honors is presented to Egg Collective

WantedDesign is proud to announce the recipient of its first American Design Honors program: NYC-based Egg Collective.

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