LAUNCH PAD, presented with Design Milk
A staple in the US, Launch Pad at WantedDesign Manhattan presented with media partner Design Milk, is an outstanding international platform for emerging designers that introduces new concepts and showcases prototypes. It is the best place during NYCxDESIGN for manufacturers to meet new designers, discover fresh ideas and potential products to develop. Each of the two categories, Furniture/Interiors, and Lighting features international pre-selected design studios and independent designers.
A Jury will award a recognition per category to the standout product that meets the highest level of concept, creativity, and design. Launch Pad has contributed to many success stories, creating connections and projects that went beyond the participants’ expectations, confirming the need for this original program.
JURY led by Jaime Derringer, founder of Design Milk.
DEADLINE EXTENDED: APPLY BY JAN 31
SELECTED DESIGNERS ANNOUNCED FEB 15
VENUE: WantedDesign Manhattan, May 17-20, Javits Center
Rules to apply: One application per designer. Open to US-based and international independent design studios. No age restriction. No application fee. The project must be a new piece or collection of lighting or furniture, not yet in production.
Selection criteria: The project must be an original concept and design, qualitative prototype, innovative material, sustainable and eco-friendly approach, good storytelling. Drawings and renderings, and detailed description, are accepted for the application process if the prototype has not been yet produced. WantedDesign and Design Milk will review and select projects, and mid-February will notify all applicants. Once selected, the participation fee for Launch Pad is $1,200 (includes: a 25 sq. ft. space with basic lighting, feature in all Launch Pad communication on social and to the press)
This program is supported by Design Milk and EQ3.
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