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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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Opportunities, Awards and Open Calls for Designers and Students

Designers and students, get your work seen and recognized by entering these open calls and award opportunities from WantedDesign friends and partners like Core77, NYCxDESIGN, Design Core Detroit and more. Core77 Awards Call for entries for Core77 Design Awards in 18 categories, including several unconventional design categories that are analogous to the diversity of today’s…

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US Designers Selected by WantedDesign for Design Week Mexico’s Inédito Digital

For the first time, Design Week Mexico invited two international curators and collaborators, Odile Hainaut and Claire Pijoulat, co-founders of WantedDesign, to present a selection of American designers to take part in Inédito Digital. A regular part of Design Week Mexico’s annual programming, Inédito is an open call for utilitarian design projects in the categories…

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WantedDesign Approaches 2021 with a Positive Outlook

As we enter 2021, the team at WantedDesign is looking ahead with characteristic optimism and a positive attitude. Even acknowledging current uncertainties and challenges, we enter the new year with renewed energy, with a new US president and exciting plans for innovative initiatives, from an expanded edition of CLOSEUP to new showcase opportunities for design…

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Announcing the second edition of CLOSEUP

The second edition of CLOSEUP will take place May 17-18, 2021. Elevating the virtual trade show format, CLOSEUP connects the A&D community with brands and North American studios, providing design professionals a chance to source products from noteworthy local design studios and international manufacturers in a lively and interactive format. Inspired by a TV format, the…

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WantedDesign ONLINE Spring 2021: Design Schools Show and Workshop

WantedDesign is launching a new, dedicated online exhibition space featuring the first online International Schools Show. “Though WantedDesign is not hosting an in-person exhibition in May 2021, we feel the need to keep our schools network alive and recognize the importance more than ever to give opportunities to students to connect with the industry,” noted Odile Hainaut & Claire…

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New Dates for WantedDesign Manhattan 2021

New dates have been announced for WantedDesign Manhattan 2021. In light of continued concerns surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, including travel restrictions both domestically and internationally, as well as the current government restrictions and limitations on large group gatherings, the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) and WantedDesign Manhattan have pushed their annual event to November 14-15,…

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POLKI HIDDEN POWER – Online Exhibition

WantedDesign is very happy to host beautiful work created by nine Polish female illustrators and designers in the “POLKI Hidden Power” online exhibition, touching on the subject of womanhood and feminine strength, expressed in everyday life. We spoke with curator Monika Brauntsch and artist Ewelina Skowrońska to gain further insight on the occasion of this…

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