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 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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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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