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 Pacific Northwest design boom by Jaime Gillin

The seven Seattle-based companies exhibiting together at WantedDesign spent months visiting each other’s studios before coming to New York. The goal was to make a cohesive exhibition, but in the process they gained a deeper understanding of the current state of Pacific Northwest design. “We realized all our work shared some common traits,” says Sallyann…

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Effeti USA Brings Creativity & Consultation to the table

Permanently located in the Terminal Stores building, Effeti USA features luxury Italian kitchen systems manufactured in Florence. Known for quality, craftsmanship, and innovative design, the brand has been a symbol of excellence for the past 40 years. The US flagship showroom, which is celebrating its one-year anniversary, features two of the company’s most popular models.…

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“X” marks the spot – by Ray Hu, managing editor of Core77

No other tradeshow comes close to matching the scale of the Salone del Mobile, which is exempt from the existential dilemma of growing its audience. NYCxDESIGN, on the other hand, continues to resist categorization as to whether it is expressly for the industry—designers, manufacturers, and retailers from around the world—or for the general public, i.e. folks…

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Industry City, the new destination for design in Brooklyn

Industry City/Design, May 9-19 2015 More information coming soon. Industry City/Design, May 10-20 2014 The international design world will descend on Sunset Park, Brooklyn, this May as Industry City and WantedDesign team up for 11 days of design-centric events and workshops in conjunction with NYCxDESIGN. “As Brooklyn emerges as a new hub for the design…

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Alessi Research Lab

Alessi, founded in 1921 by Giovanni Alessi, has been able to develop a policy of design excellence which has made it one of the leading internationally renowned Italian Design Factories.  It has reconciled its typically industrial needs with its tendency to consider itself as a ‘research laboratory in the field of the applied arts’. More The…

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NASZ, Polish Design

Curated by Tomek & Gosia Rygalik (Studio Rygalik), brought to you by culture.pl, NASZ is a collection of products designed and manufactured in Poland. Created by a new generation of internationally acclaimed designers, working closely with one of the biggest furniture industries in the world.  More Carefully selected representation of successful products from the leading manufacturers…

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Szenasy, Design Advocate

What an exciting time for Susan Szenasy, longtime Editor-in-Chief and new Publisher of Metropolis Magazine. To launch and celebrate her new book, Szenasy, Design Advocate, a new title published by Metropolis Books and distributed by ARTBOOK | D.A.P., Susan is traveling the country in a series of national conversations exploring issues of design advocacy and…

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Design around the world

From Turkey, Lebanon, Iran or Quebec, there will be many designers from around the world at WantedDesign in May. Here is a focus on two very diverse group exhibit you will discover in May. More Design ME! is a contemporary design show of objects from Lebanon, Iran, and Turkey brought by the NYC-based boutique design…

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Designers and manufacturers close collaborations

This year in particular will showcase the importance of the collaborations between manufacturers and designers. Together, these partnerships explore new possibilities in developing products that not only respond to the evolving needs of the consumers, from contract to residential projects, but define new typologies of products. These joint efforts answer the challenges of our changing world, while creating products…

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