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Wednesday October 28 and Thursday October 29
ICFF + WantedDesign Manhattan teamed up to develop a new two-day trade event: CLOSEUP, October 28-29, 2020. A virtual trade event, onstage and online, broadcast live from New York.

Inspired by a TV show format, the trade program and hybrid format will connect the A&D community with brands and design studios launching new products.
By combining the two shows’ audiences and network of manufacturers and media partners, CLOSEUP is an original and robust platform for architects, interior designers and specifiers to source products and discover designers, for brands to present collections and meet their clients, and for everyone to get inspiration and connect.

Elevating the virtual trade show format, ICFF and WantedDesign are launching CLOSEUP as a new destination that anyone will be able to join, from anywhere in the world. Brand presentations and live conversations will be broadcast from our Main Stage at Industry City, Brooklyn, to a subscribing audience of design professionals. Attendees may pre-register and join the sessions digitally, either via live stream or on-demand post-event.

© EQ3

“We are thrilled to have joined forces with the ICFF team to create a new and original platform responding to the industry’s needs within the current challenging context. We are bringing NYC to the world in staging and broadcasting our two-day show from Brooklyn. We keep the DNA of WantedDesign in mixing international creative brands and North American studios in a warm, lively, and convivial spirit. We will hopefully add a zest of entertainment into the mix! Since we launched WantedDesign in 2011, we have always been interested in rethinking the trade show format. This year forces us to make this happen in a big and exciting new way.”
– Odile Hainaut and Claire Pijoulat, WantedDesign co-founders

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Participants include established international brands like Ligne Roset, Laufen and Moooi, and North American studios including Rosie Li Studio, Graypants and Silver Hill Atelier.

© David Trubridge via WakaNINE

CLOSEUP by ICFF + WantedDesign Manhattan is presented with the support of media partners Hospitality Design, Dwell, Design Milk and Clever, event partner Industry City, and sponsors EQ3 and David Trubridge Design via wakaNINE.

Visit CLOSEUP.DESIGN for more information