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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The seven schools at WantedDesign 2014

Seven schools showcased their best students’ works at WantedDesign 2014. More   The Mexican students from Anahuac University School of Design presented a collection of objects mainly manufactured in glass, which are a reflection of the Mexican history. Bright colors and rounded shapes remind of the far and recent past with the purpose of visualizing…

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Press Report

We’d like to thank all the journalists and medias that visited and covered WantedDesign 2014. This past fourth edition of WantedDesign proved the most successful to date. With more than 11,000 attendees, close to 15% of which were press, both international and national, we were able to garner nearly 550,000,000 media impressions. Coverage came from…

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WantedDesign and Industry City

For NYCxDESIGN, WantedDesign brought a successful 10 day program at Industry City in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, including an amazing opening night on May 10. With an attendance of more than 4,000 people, Industry City was stage for a wide range of multi-disciplinary design events, open to the design community and to the public. Bringing the…

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Conversation Series and Program Report

WantedDesign 2014 hosted the Conversation Series supported by Metropolis magazine from May 17th trough May 19th. Dozens of people attended the stimulating and thought provoking talks moderated by Avinash Rajagopal, Associate Editor of Metropolis Magazine, Susan Szenasy, Editor-in-Chief of Metropolis Magazine, and Paul Makovsky, Editorial Director of Metropolis Magazine. More The conversations touched on relevant and compelling topics…

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The Future of Paper

Led by the Art Center College of Design’s Associate Professors of Environmental Design, Penny Herscovitch & Dan Gottlieb, and with the support of rOtring, the 2014 Design Schools Workshop challenged students to re-envision the expressive qualities of paper. The teams – Team Yummy, Team Home Factory, Team Nomad, Team Bag in a Bag, and Team Illuminate –…

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Launch Pad winner

The jury led by Azure Senior Editor Elizabeth Pagliacolo, and comprised of Matthew Sargeant of Hatch Hub, Executive Vice President of Moroso USA Mirko van den Winkel, Executive Vice President of Roset USA Corp. Antoine Roset, Vice President of Merchandising at Design Within Reach Kari Woldum, and the President of Raison Pure NYC Laurent Hainaut, chose to…

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WantedDesign 2014 Highlights

We’d like to thank the 11,000+ visitors that came to visit the fourth annual WantedDesign event during NYCxDesign. Despite the pouring rain on Friday May 16th, more than 4,000 people attended the WantedDesign 2014 previews and opening night at the Terminal Stores in Chelsea. Followed by three days where 100+ exhibitors from 16 countries, including …

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Conversation Series at WantedDesign

“While a well-curated product showcase is an exciting place to be, it is made even better by the human voice ringing out with ideas and engaging with others in fruitful debate. At this year’s Conversation Series you will hear accents from Italy, France, Poland, and Mexico as they deconstruct design, making, partnerships, policy, and other…

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Lighting shines bright this year at WantedDesign

Lighting is a strong theme this year at WantedDesign and we couldn’t be more thrilled. Nothing enhances a space like good lighting and that, design lovers, is something we’re sure to have. From the minute you enter the Tunnel this year, you’ll be enveloped in Blackbody’s breathtaking installation. Their OLEDs (Organic Light-Emitting Diodes) offer unparalleled…

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