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Best of Launch Pad 2016 goes to Tomnuk Design

Best of Launch Pad 2016 goes to Tomnuk Design

This year, the Launch Pad received more than 3400 online votes, revealing the public enthusiasm to discover new designers at WantedDesign. Our 2016 Launch Pad edition was a huge success with more than 120 applications from which 32 designers from 13 countries were selected to present.
Canadian designer Jordan Tonmuk, from Tomnuk Design, was honored as the Best of Launch Pad 2016 winner, combining the Jury and Public votes, for his innovative lighting system. The ‘Lune’ collection consists of a pendant fixture and a wall sconce. Both of these designs control the light intensity through the rotation of the opposing disc, revealing more light as the disc rotates outwards on its axis.

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Jordan commented about his Launch Pad success story: “My involvement with WantedDesign has most certainly been one to remember. Not only is the Launch Pad an amazing platform for up and coming designers, it is a show that puts you on a international stage to be recognized. Although Wanted is relatively new to the NYC design world, I think it has been showcasing some of the most forward thinking, contemporary work during NYCxDESIGN.
Participating in the 2016 Launch Pad has given me a place to show what I’m able to do, and get that work in front of those who should see it. The plain fact of design shows is that they are expensive, but necessary. The Launch helps people like me focus on their products as the main area of investment while providing a affordable arena to showcase those products.“Being selected to show at Wanted was a exciting position in its own, but to be chosen amongst so many other talented designers for 2016’s Launch Pad – was a huge honor! I’m excited as to where the opportunities that this show presented will take me, as my goal to work in collaboration with other companies is finally coming to fruition.” commented Jordan Tomnuk.

In addition, the jury was impressed with the work of RISD graduate Leah KS Amick and gave her a special honorable mention for her unique and well-crafted products. She will be part of the WantedDesign 2017 Launch Pad.

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We want to thank again Design Within Reach and Design Milk for their amazing support. We also want to thank Westedge to give the opportunity to our winner to present at Westedge Design Fair in November.

Read Design Milk report here