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Conscious Design: The Great Role Young Designers Can Play

Since the debut of WantedDesign, we have been observing, collaborating and communicating with design schools and students. During these 10 years, it has been interesting to see the differences between schools’ philosophies and curriculums.  Obviously, the cultural and political background of each country, as well as the economy and priorities of government, shape what is…

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What Design Icon Giulio Cappellini Looks For in Emerging Designers

Every year, we have been lucky to present Launch Pad jury members that every designer dreams about meeting someday. One of them is design icon Giulio Cappellini, who is known for his passion for scouting new talent all over the world to collaborate with for his eponymous brand Cappellini. We are very thankful to have…

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How a Turkish Textile Designer went from WantedDesign’s Launch Pad to International Design Studio

Since its debut, Launch Pad at WantedDesign Manhattan has showcased almost 200 designers from dozens of countries. Turkish textile designer Begüm Cânâ Özgür is a prime example of Launch Pad’s raison d’etre, with her showing at Launch Pad 2016 resulting in a collection for reknowned rug brand nanimarquina and more. Today, Studio Begüm Cânâ Özgür is…

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Top 10 Reasons to Be Part of WantedDesign Manhattan

WantedDesign Manhattan teams up with the ICFF and BDNY for in-person trade events at the Javits Center, Nov 14-15 Curious about being part of WantedDesign Manhattan? Here are the top 10 reasons to exhibit and partner with us Nov 14-15, 2021. 1. WantedDesign Manhattan 2021 will be the 10th edition of our signature design fair.…

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We All Want to Go to The Refuge Island: Interview with the winners of the Conscious Design Award 2021

WantedDesign learns more about the winning Conscious Design Award project, The Refuge Island, a piece of micro-architecture designed in response to the pandemic Over the last 18 months, through periods of lockdown, quarantine and confinement, people around the world have sought out refuge and safety however they could. The young French designers who won the…

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How Tarkett is Setting New Industry Standards with Human-Conscious Design

WantedDesign interviews Roxane Spears, VP Sustainability North America at Tarkett, for insights into how companies can commit to the circular economy With sustainability becoming an essential part of doing business, how do design companies incorporate the principles of the circular economy and social responsibility into their overall planning as well as day-to-day practices? Tarkett, our…

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From Idea to Impact: ECO Solidarity online exhibition champions sustainable design

WantedDesign is proud to present ECO Solidarity 2021 as the current online exhibition on our new platform wanteddesign.online “We hope this exhibit will find echoes in the US and initiate future collaborations to grow the ECO Solidarity movement across the globe,” say Odile Hainaut and Claire Pijoulat, WantedDesign co-founders. “Most of all, we hope it…

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Spotlight on Lighting Design at CLOSEUP 2021

At CLOSEUP 2021, we’re delighted to present a range of lighting, from handblown glass fixtures from KEEP Brooklyn and innovative LEDs by Archilume in the North American Studio Sessions, to new collections from JUNIPER and Andrea Claire. To get insight into the US lighting market, we spoke to John Cook, who founded Austin-based lighting distributor…

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Designing the Stage for CLOSEUP 2021

Over the last decade, WantedDesign events have featured some great environments, from the brick walls of the Tunnel in Chelsea, Manhattan, to the lively open-air courtyard at Industry City for the opening party of WantedDesign Brooklyn. We want to give you a behind-the-scenes look at the design process for our latest event space. Our newest…

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