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Look Book 2019 Features 10 Diverse Studios

Look Book 2019 Features 10 Diverse Studios

Look Book, a program dedicated to North American studios and presented with Surface Magazine, featured 10 diverse studios at WantedDesign Manhattan 2019.

Lake and Wells

In recent years, WantedDesign has witnessed – and supported – the growing movement of independent studios created by designers/makers across the United States and Canada.

This movement, specific to North America, is the result of the market need for original, high-end customizable products that interior designers and architects can feature in their hospitality and residential projects.

Evan Z. Crane

WantedDesign co-founders Odile Hainaut and Claire Pijoulat travelled in North America and met with designers in their studios, trying to get a better understanding of their specificities, what they needed and how WantedDesign could help them to get new clients, interesting projects and develop their business. They realized that it was important to put this category of designers in the spotlight so the A&D community wouldn’t miss them when visiting the show.


“WantedDesign is a platform to create business opportunities for design studios in May and during the year. It is key for us and one of the reasons why we started WantedDesign. As entrepreneurs ourselves, we understand the need for a program like Look Book and hope to make it grow,” say Hainaut and Pijoulat.


Featured designers and studios for Look Book 2019 include:

Autonomous Furniture, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Evan Z. Crane, Brooklyn, NY, USA
Kelly Harris Smith, Boston, MA, USA
Lake + Wells, Chicago, IL, USA
OVUUD, Philadelphia, PA, USA
Scout Decor, Toronto, ON, Canada
Symbol Audio, Nyack, NY, USA
Willow & Stump Design Co. , Vancouver, BC, Canada
Yuko Nishikawa, Brooklyn, NY, USA

Autonomous Furniture
Kelly Harris Smith
Scout Decor
Symbol Audio
Willow and Stump
Yuko Nishikawa

Look Book also reflects what makes American Design unique: craftsmanship, passion for noble material and a real sense of entrepreneurship.

A printed brochure dedicated to the program offers insights about each studio, how they work, what they do. The brochure is a tool that can be used by Interior Designers and Architects as a resource to find great North American small scale manufacturing.

View the brochure for Look Book 2019