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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Szenasy, Design Advocate

What an exciting time for Susan Szenasy, longtime Editor-in-Chief and new Publisher of Metropolis Magazine. To launch and celebrate her new book, Szenasy, Design Advocate, a new title published by Metropolis Books and distributed by ARTBOOK | D.A.P., Susan is traveling the country in a series of national conversations exploring issues of design advocacy and…

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Design around the world

From Turkey, Lebanon, Iran or Quebec, there will be many designers from around the world at WantedDesign in May. Here is a focus on two very diverse group exhibit you will discover in May. More Design ME! is a contemporary design show of objects from Lebanon, Iran, and Turkey brought by the NYC-based boutique design…

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Designers and manufacturers close collaborations

This year in particular will showcase the importance of the collaborations between manufacturers and designers. Together, these partnerships explore new possibilities in developing products that not only respond to the evolving needs of the consumers, from contract to residential projects, but define new typologies of products. These joint efforts answer the challenges of our changing world, while creating products…

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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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