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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Launch Pad designers

For its second year, the Launch Pad returns with a group of select, market-ready prototypes from 16 international design studios and independent designers seeking a manufacturer or distributor. Supported by Azure Magazine, this is a great opportunity for designers to get their products, designs and themselves out there and in front of a broad, relevant…

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French design at WantedDesign 2014

Notable this year is the strong representation from France. Besides Ligne Roset, who returns for the 4th year, this time, introducing a new collection by Philippe Negro, we welcome 5 other French companies, all choosing to launch their brands with us, at WantedDesign 2014. Ligne Roset, new collection by Philippe Nigro Known for its artful…

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American design at WantedDesign 2014

For anyone wanting a fresh look at the design scene in the US, we’ll be providing it in May with the fourth installment of WantedDesign.  Started in 2011 with the support and involvement of many NY- and US-based companies and design representatives, WantedDesign is in large part a platform to promote and build the American…

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The Future of Paper

The 2014 WantedDesign Design Schools Workshop challenges students to re-envision the expressive qualities of paper in the context of ubiquitous computing, much as painting was reinvented after the camera was popularized. There is a revolution in the exploration of paper, from building components, to 3D paper-printing, to computational origami, to innovative and renewable materials.  Designers…

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Toronto Design Offsite Festival 2014

This year in January, we attended the fourth TO DO, Toronto Design Offsite Festival. WantedDesign is proud to partner with the festival to promote each other’s news on each side of the border. We had heard lots of positive comments about the Festival but it seems that not many New Yorkers know about it, even though…

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WantedDesign and Archtober

Design was in full swing last month in New York with Archtober, and we’re so happy to have co-hosted four incredible events as part of the program. We saw more than 1,000 attendees come to discover, discuss, and nurture ongoing design dialogue at these events, and we want to thank everyone who contributed. Helping to…

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Blurred Limits at Moroso by Marc Thorpe

WantedDesign had the pleasure to co-host a Conversation with Marc Thorpe and Patrizia Mosoro, at the Moroso showroom in Soho on October 22nd, 2013. With 300+ people in attendance we, along with Patrizia Moroso and Spencer Bailey, Executive Editor of Surface magazine, celebrated the opening of designer Marc Thorpe’s “Blurred Limits” exhibition for Moroso. Moderated by Spencer, the discussion…

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Design Within Reach’s new Studio design concept

What a night! Kicking off our busy month was a conversation with DWR President + CEO, John Edelman, DWR VP of Creative Michael Sainato, Sayigh+Duman Principals Laith Sayigh and Koray Duman, and 2×4 Founding Partner/Creative Director Georgianna Stout. The panel was moderated by Design Journalist, Julie Taraska. The talk, quite a success, was hosted in…

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WantedDesign 2013, a real design celebration!

The third edition of WantedDesign, held this year in conjunction with the inaugural NYCxDESIGN week, was a true design celebration. The three-day event attracted more than 9,000 attendees, representing an increase of 30 percent over 2012, and more than tripling in size and attendance since its inaugural year. The exhibition’s opening night saw more than…

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