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 Manhattan Online Conversation Series

WantedDesign partners with Design Milk + Clever to keep WantedDesign Manhattan Conversation series alive! In response to the cancellation of the 2020 fair, we put together an online program with new episodes of Clever podcast and live talks, between May 11 and May 22, 2020. “At first, when we heard about the cancellation of WantedDesign Manhattan.…

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Launch Pad 2020 announced

Launch Pad, presented with Design Milk and EQ3, is celebrating its 8th anniversary this May. A staple in the US, Launch Pad at WantedDesign Manhattan presented with media partner Design Milk, is an outstanding international platform for emerging designers that introduces new concepts and showcases prototypes of furniture, home accessories, and lighting. It is the best way for…

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Announcing Look Book 2020

A program presented with media partner Dwell, dedicated to North American design studios, WantedDesign launched Look Book in 2018 as a new dedicated program for high-end North American designers/ makers/entrepreneurs who want to connect with interior designers and architects at WantedDesign Manhattan. Serving as an in-person portfolio, Look Book allows members of the A&D community to connect…

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How Design Schools are Coping during COVID-19

Design education is a key component of WantedDesign’s programming, from our Schools Exhibitions at WantedDesign Brooklyn to Design Schools Workshop. As expected, our design school partners have been getting creative to cope with disruptions caused by COVID-19. Online Classes Across the world, design schools like ArtCenter College of Design in Southern California, our Design Schools…

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WantedDesign Manhattan and WantedDesign Brooklyn 2020 cancelled

Following declarations of emergency at the national, NY state and New York City levels, and the growing escalation of the COVID-19 situation around the world and in the United States which directly impact many of our exhibitors and partners, we have concluded that we will not be able to deliver the quality show exhibitors and attendees expect and…

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Announcing American Design Honors 2020: Nina Cho of Detroit, Michigan

WantedDesign is excited to announce Detroit-based Nina Cho as the recipient of the 6th Annual American Design Honors, presented with Bernhardt Design. Born in California and raised in Seoul, Korea, the artist and designer is heavily inspired by her heritage, prompting her to experiment with forms influenced by Eastern philosophy and techniques. A graduate of…

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How to Participate in WantedDesign

Whether you’re a designer, manufacturer or brand, there are different ways to be part of WantedDesign 2020. For designers and studios, WantedDesign offers a unique platform for collaboration and development, it also broadcasts their work to an engaged audience of enthusiasts, professionals and established international manufacturers, distributors and curators. WantedDesign Brooklyn (May 14-18) at Industry…

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Happy Birthday, DesignTO

DesignTO started the same year as WantedDesign with the same passion and vision: promote design, give a platform to designers and create a design culture. I still remember that conference call with Odile, myself, Deborah Wang (co-founder of DesignTO and Artistic Director) and Jeremy Vandermeij (co-founder of DesignTO and Executive Director). We travel to Toronto…

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Top 10 Reasons to Be Part of WantedDesign Manhattan

Curious about being part of WantedDesign Manhattan? Here are the top 10 reasons to exhibit with us in 2020. 1. WantedDesign 2020 will be the 10th edition of our design fair. We’re celebrating a decade of showcasing design talent and combining commerce and culture with a bigger and better platform than ever. 2. WantedDesign Manhattan…

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