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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WANTEDDESIGN MANHATTAN + ICFF Conversation

Wednesday, September 16 2020. 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EDT. Unity by Design: Staying Relevant, Taking Risks The power of design: What does that mean today?  With the turbulent times we’re all living in, many of us find ourselves asking how we can keep design relevant to people.  To answer that question, listen to a powerhouse…

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Look Book Designers Interviews, 2020

WantedDesign exhibitors have always counted meeting other designers and studios as a significant benefit of taking part in the trade fairs. Though the WantedDesign Manhattan show scheduled for May 2020 was cancelled, some of the North American studios selected for our Look Book program, presented with Dwell magazine, took the initiative of getting to know each other through…

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Q&A with Winner of Original Concept and Design Award 2020: Mitja Behnke for InEurope

WantedDesign’s Original Concept and Design Award for 2020 went to Mitja Behnke of Strate School of Design (France) for his project InEurope, a reception, support and orientation service for asylum seekers at European borders. We interviewed the winners of the Conscious Design Awards to learn more about their projects, their design interests and why the…

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Q&A with Winners of Ready to be Implemented Award 2020: Nathan Agranat, Solène Lombard and Sylvie Nguyen for Biotopia

WantedDesign’s Ready to be Implemented Award for 2020 went to Nathan Agranat, Solène Lombard and Sylvie Nguyen of Paris Institue of Art and Design, Ecole Estienne (France) for their project Biotopia Pen, an app that allows the public to contribute to scientific research and raise awareness about plankton. We interviewed the winners of the Conscious…

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Q&A with Winner of Sustainable Solution Award 2020: Sara Howard for Circular Ceramics

WantedDesign’s Sustainable Solution Award for 2020 went to Sara Howard of Central Saint Martins (UK) for her project Circular Ceramics, a tableware collection made entirely from glass, stone, construction and ceramic. We interviewed the winners of the Conscious Design Awards to learn more about their projects, their design interests and why the notion of “conscious…

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Q&A with Winner of Sustainable Solution Award 2020: Jordyn Aamot for Enliven

WantedDesign’s Sustainable Solution Award for 2020 went to Jordyn Aamot of ArtCenter College of Design (USA) for her project Enliven, a furniture collection made of two resourceful and regenerative materials, compressed bamboo and rPET felt. We interviewed the winners of the Conscious Design Awards to learn more about their projects, their design interests and why…

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Q&A with Winner of Projects with Social Impact Award 2020: Theodore Scoufis for FireLink

About the Projects with Social WantedDesign’s Projects with Social Impact Award for 2020 went to Theodore Scoufis of The School of Visual Arts (USA) for his project FireLink, an information management ecosystem for firefighters. We interviewed the winners of the Conscious Design Awards to learn more about their projects, their design interests and why the…

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Q&A with Winner of Projects with Social Impact Award 2020: Isabel Cano Anaya for Piccolo

WantedDesign’s Projects with Social Impact Award for 2020 went to Isabel Cano Anaya of CENTRO (Mexico) for her project Piccolo, a plush toy / backpack to store accessories related to the treatment of diabetes, such as the glucose meter, insulin pens, among others. We interviewed the winners of the Conscious Design Awards to learn more…

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Q&A with Winner of Best Conscious Design Award 2020: Julia Liverton for HanD Pen

WantedDesign’s Best Conscious Design Award for 2020 went to Julia Liverton of Pratt Institute (USA) for her project HanD Pen, an ergonomically designed insulin pen. We interviewed the winners of the Conscious Design Awards to learn more about their projects, their design interests and why the notion of “conscious design” is important to them. Julia…

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