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.

Launch Pad

This program is supported by Design Milk and EQ3.

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 of furniture, home accessories, and lighting. 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/Home Accessories and Lighting, features international pre- selected design studios and independent designers.

Launch Pad Stories

Launch Pad Success Stories: AVANDI

Launch Pad Success Stories: AVANDI

An interview with Launch Pad 2015 exhibitor AVANDI, a Brooklyn-based contemporary studio that designs and manufactures a selection of home goods and jewelry inspired by sustainable solutions and modular systems.

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Launch Pad fifth anniversary, 2018

Launch Pad fifth anniversary, 2018

An interview with Launch Pad 2013 and 2014 exhibitor Danielle Trofe Design, a Brooklyn-based design studio that promotes a function-forward, sustainable and socially responsible approach to furniture and lighting design.

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