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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Young American Designer attended a Workshop at the Domaine de Boisbuchet, France

Domaine de Boisbuchet is a unique, off-the-wall design destination situated in the French countryside. For more than 20 years, Boisbuchet organizes a series of interdisciplinary summer workshops where students and professionals from all over the world come together for a week of experimental work with renowned designers, architects and artists. WantedDesign for the third year…

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Egyptian Design

Thirteen Egyptian design studios were for the first time represented in New York as part of WantedDesign Manhattan last May in a pavilion curated by architect Mohamed El Shahed. His concept “(re)New (re)Work” aimed to reflect on the journeys of the designers featured and the stories behind their designs. Read our Q&A with the designers…

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Launched last May: the WantedDesign Best Design Student Projects Award 2019

A Jury to award the best design student projects was led by Avinash Rajagopal, Metropolis magazine, and included Ayse Birsel, co-founder of Birsel + Seck, Andrea Lipps, Assistant Curator of Contemporary Design at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, Jonsara Ruth, co-founder and Design Director of Healthy Materials Lab at Parsons School of Design. Five awards were given to: Original Concept and Design:…

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American Design in Paris 2019

For Paris Design Week and in conjunction with the Rising Talent Awards at MAISON&OBJET the American Design in Paris exhibition is co-presented by MAISON&OBJET, Triode and WantedDesign. WantedDesign will present a selection of the French and American designers projects shown at WantedDesign Brooklyn in 2017, 2018 and 2019. The duos all worked on new and…

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Rising Talent Awards: USA

MAISON&OBJET, the international trade fair for design, decoration and lifestyle, held every September and January in Paris, will shine a spotlight on the United States by honoring up-and-coming American designers with its Rising Talent Awards.  An exhibition of products by this group will be a highlight of the next edition of the fair, which is…

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How Designers are Reimagining Humanity’s Relationship with Nature

Curiosity Cloud designed by mischer’traxler studio on view in Nature—Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial. Photo by Scott Rudd. In Nature—Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial, the new exhibition at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, a sound like the plinking of raindrops greets visitors as they immerse themselves within Curiosity Cloud. Designed by mischer’traxler studio, the installation features a curtain…

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WantedDesign announces new director of retail.

WantedDesign Announces Appointment of Katherine Lock asDirector of Retail (Brooklyn, NY—June 12, 2019)—WantedDesign announced today the appointment of Katherine Lock as Director of Retail to lead the IC Store by WantedDesign, a newly created position in the company. Lock comes from an accomplished eighteen-year career at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, where she served in a variety of roles…

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American Design Honors 2019: Arielle Assouline-Lichten

Odile Hainaut and Claire Pijoulat, co-founders of WantedDesign, were thrilled to announce Arielle Assouline-Lichten, founder of Slash Objects, as the 2019 recipient of the American Design Honors, an exclusive WantedDesign program, presented with Bernhardt Design. Launched in 2015, American Design Honors was created by WantedDesign co-founders Odile Hainaut and Claire Pijoulat, and Jerry Helling, President…

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Look Book 2019 Features 10 Diverse Studios

Look Book, a program dedicated to North American studios and presented with Surface Magazine, featured 10 diverse studios at WantedDesign Manhattan 2019. Lake and Wells In recent years, WantedDesign has witnessed – and supported – the growing movement of independent studios created by designers/makers across the United States and Canada. This movement, specific to North…

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