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.

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How to Participate in WantedDesign

Whether you’re a designer, manufacturer or brand, there are different ways to be part of WantedDesign 2020. For designers and studios, WantedDesign offers a unique platform for collaboration and development, it also broadcasts their work to an engaged audience of enthusiasts, professionals and established international manufacturers, distributors and curators. WantedDesign Brooklyn (May 14-18) at Industry…

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Happy Birthday, DesignTO

DesignTO started the same year as WantedDesign with the same passion and vision: promote design, give a platform to designers and create a design culture. I still remember that conference call with Odile, myself, Deborah Wang (co-founder of DesignTO and Artistic Director) and Jeremy Vandermeij (co-founder of DesignTO and Executive Director). We travel to Toronto…

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Top 10 Reasons to Be Part of WantedDesign Manhattan

Curious about being part of WantedDesign Manhattan? Here are the top 10 reasons to exhibit with us in 2020. 1. WantedDesign 2020 will be the 10th edition of our design fair. We’re celebrating a decade of showcasing design talent and combining commerce and culture with a bigger and better platform than ever. 2. WantedDesign Manhattan…

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Our picks from Design Week Mexico 2019

As always, going to Mexico City was a treat. This year, Design Week Mexico was a one-month event, but being there for the Inédito jury allowed us to see lots of things on view at that time. Inédito is the program curated by Andrea Cesarman, the co-founder of Design Week Mexico and Mexico Territorio Creativo. The…

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WantedDesign Manhattan has a new home

New York – October 2, 2019 International Contemporary Furniture Fair and WantedDesign Manhattan to Co-Locate from May 2020 [ download the 2020 WantedDesign Manhattan deck ] International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF), North America’s leading platform for global design, today announced that WantedDesign Manhattan, a platform dedicated to promoting design and fostering the international creative community,…

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Announcing WantedDesign Brooklyn 2020

[ download the 2020 WantedDesign Brooklyn deck ] Save the date for the IC Design Festival (May 14-18, 2020), including our WantedDesign Brooklyn exhibition, as part of NYCxDESIGN. We are looking forward to activating the entire campus with school presentations and workshops, museum-like exhibitions, public installations, and creative activities for everyone. Venue: Industry City, 268 36th…

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Young American Designer attended a Workshop at the Domaine de Boisbuchet, France

Domaine de Boisbuchet is a unique, off-the-wall design destination situated in the French countryside. For more than 20 years, Boisbuchet organizes a series of interdisciplinary summer workshops where students and professionals from all over the world come together for a week of experimental work with renowned designers, architects and artists. WantedDesign for the third year…

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Egyptian Design

Thirteen Egyptian design studios were for the first time represented in New York as part of WantedDesign Manhattan last May in a pavilion curated by architect Mohamed El Shahed. His concept “(re)New (re)Work” aimed to reflect on the journeys of the designers featured and the stories behind their designs. Read our Q&A with the designers…

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Launched last May: the WantedDesign Best Design Student Projects Award 2019

A Jury to award the best design student projects was led by Avinash Rajagopal, Metropolis magazine, and included Ayse Birsel, co-founder of Birsel + Seck, Andrea Lipps, Assistant Curator of Contemporary Design at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, Jonsara Ruth, co-founder and Design Director of Healthy Materials Lab at Parsons School of Design. Five awards were given to: Original Concept and Design:…

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