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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NYC Makers: The MAD Biennial

From July 1st to October 12th, 2014, the MAD museum hosts NYC Makers: The MAD Biennial, the first in a series of exhibitions examining culture of making in urban communities. On the fourth and fifth floor of the museum, the exhibition showcases the work of more than 100 designers, artists, artisans, and other makers who…

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Patterns at WantedDesign 2014, between tradition and technology.

Colors and materials from all around the globe brought a wide variety of patterns at Wanted Design 2014. More   The Puerto Rican designer Marxz Rosado presented a hypnotic floor system, “Giraffe.” The modular design is based on rhomboid shapes made by blue mahoe, a typical rich in color wood from Puerto Rico. Bright colors…

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The ten smallest objects at WantedDesign 2014.

Design is not only comfortable and functional furniture. At WantedDesign 2014 people were able to enjoy a vast selection of tiny and playful objects carefully displayed among bigger pieces like chairs and tables. This is a selection of the ten smallest objects that we discovered at WantedDesign 2014. Read More 13&9 The Soul Of Design The…

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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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