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Announcing the second edition of CLOSEUP

The second edition of CLOSEUP will take place May 17-18, 2021. Elevating the virtual trade show format, CLOSEUP connects the A&D community with brands and North American studios, providing design professionals a chance to source products from noteworthy local design studios and international manufacturers in a lively and interactive format. Inspired by a TV format, the…

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WantedDesign ONLINE Spring 2021: Design Schools Show and Workshop

WantedDesign is launching a new, dedicated online exhibition space featuring the first online International Schools Show. “Though WantedDesign is not hosting an in-person exhibition in May 2021, we feel the need to keep our schools network alive and recognize the importance more than ever to give opportunities to students to connect with the industry,” noted Odile Hainaut & Claire…

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New Dates for WantedDesign Manhattan 2021

New dates have been announced for WantedDesign Manhattan 2021. In light of continued concerns surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, including travel restrictions both domestically and internationally, as well as the current government restrictions and limitations on large group gatherings, the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) and WantedDesign Manhattan have pushed their annual event to November 14-15,…

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POLKI HIDDEN POWER – Online Exhibition

WantedDesign is very happy to host beautiful work created by nine Polish female illustrators and designers in the “POLKI Hidden Power” online exhibition, touching on the subject of womanhood and feminine strength, expressed in everyday life. We spoke with curator Monika Brauntsch and artist Ewelina Skowrońska to gain further insight on the occasion of this…

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ICFF + WANTEDDESIGN MANHATTAN CLOSEUP

Wednesday October 28 and Thursday October 29ICFF + WantedDesign Manhattan teamed up to develop a new two-day trade event: CLOSEUP, October 28-29, 2020. A virtual trade event, onstage and online, broadcast live from New York. Inspired by a TV show format, the trade program and hybrid format will connect the A&D community with brands and…

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WANTEDDESIGN MANHATTAN + ICFF Conversation

Wednesday, September 16 2020. 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EDT. Unity by Design: Staying Relevant, Taking Risks The power of design: What does that mean today?  With the turbulent times we’re all living in, many of us find ourselves asking how we can keep design relevant to people.  To answer that question, listen to a powerhouse…

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Look Book Designers Interviews

WantedDesign exhibitors have always counted meeting other designers and studios as a significant benefit of taking part in the trade fairs. Though the WantedDesign Manhattan show scheduled for May 2020 was cancelled, some of the North American studios selected for our Look Book program, presented with Dwell magazine, took the initiative of getting to know each other through…

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Q&A with Winner of Original Concept and Design Award 2020: Mitja Behnke for InEurope

WantedDesign’s Original Concept and Design Award for 2020 went to Mitja Behnke of Strate School of Design (France) for his project InEurope, a reception, support and orientation service for asylum seekers at European borders. We interviewed the winners of the Conscious Design Awards to learn more about their projects, their design interests and why the…

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Q&A with Winners of Ready to be Implemented Award 2020: Nathan Agranat, Solène Lombard and Sylvie Nguyen for Biotopia

WantedDesign’s Ready to be Implemented Award for 2020 went to Nathan Agranat, Solène Lombard and Sylvie Nguyen of Paris Institue of Art and Design, Ecole Estienne (France) for their project Biotopia Pen, an app that allows the public to contribute to scientific research and raise awareness about plankton. We interviewed the winners of the Conscious…

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