See the newest colors from Caesarstone at WantedDesign

One of the co-sponsors of the opening night of WantedDesign 2019 is none other than Caesarstone, the leading manufacturer of premium quartz surfaces for kitchens, bathrooms and more. For more than a decade, Caesarstone has set new standards in creativity and craftsmanship, and has proven to be a trendsetter in the design world.

Today, Caesarstone is the embodiment of “Beautifully Superior,” taking nature’s best and perfecting it through technological and design-driven innovation. This year, as oxidized steel, untreated wood and raw concrete have become the robust materials being used by leading edge designers, Caesarstone is unveiling Primordia, a concrete-inspired cool gray from their Metropolitan Collection along with Empira White, a modern take on the classic look of marble from the Supernatural Ultra Collection.

Using cutting-edge proprietary technology, Caesarstone has achieved these authentic finishes and patinas in quartz for the very first time – a breakthrough that you can both see and feel. Engaging dimension and heightened emotion are embedded within each of the new colors for 2019.

To learn more about Caesarstone and its diverse portfolio, and to see their new colors firsthand, be sure to visit them at this year’s WantedDesign.

Tarkett Presents Altered States Discussion at WantedDesign

We’re so excited to gather for WantedDesign 2019, where we’ll hear from some of the industry’s top thought leaders about what’s on the horizon for design professionals. One topic we’re particularly anxious to learn more about is Tarkett’s new Altered States CEU regarding the future of consciousness in our society and its impact on design. Here’s a conversation we had with Chris Stulpin, chief creative officer for Tarkett North America, to learn more.

WantedDesign: Altered States is such an intriguing title for this body of work. What exactly does it mean?

Stulpin: Altered States is an inspiring study on the role of design in impacting cultural consciousness of ourselves, our community and our spaces. Within the discussion, we examine five up-and-coming cultural drivers and data around them, through the lens of:

1) The current state of the human condition; 2) Communities in flux; and 3) The evolution of place.

The goal is to review our current state of consciousness, and provide insights for personal development, the new connectivity and a potential blueprint for a happier workplace.


Wanted Interiors: Bathroom of the Future 2025 with American Standard + Pratt

Now in its third year, Wanted Interiors offers unexpected ways to discover and experience products, in the context of a living space. The theme explored by American Standard and Pratt design students is the Future of Water, exploring life-improving scenarios in the bathroom environment. Focusing in particular on users and energy efficiency, innovative solutions for the near future and new bathroom systems for sustainable and healthier residential housing will be presented at WantedDesign Manhattan.

Q&A with Jean-Jacques L’Hénaff
Lixil Water Technology Americas
Vice President, Design

WD: Can you give an overview/intro of Lixil, your task for the group and which of the brands you are focusing on?
LIXIL makes pioneering water and housing products that solve everyday, real-life challenges, making better homes a reality for everyone, everywhere. I am the Vice President of Design for our flagship brand in North America, American Standard, and for our luxury brand DXV.


Win a Boisbuchet’s Summer Workshop

Domaine de Boisbuchet is a unique, off-the-wall design destination situated on the French countryside. WantedDesign is excited to partner with them again to offer the opportunity for one design student or one-year graduated student to take part in a Boisbuchet’s Summer Workshop in 2019. Each year they organize a series of interdisciplinary workshops where students and professionals from all over the world come together for a week of experimental work with renowned designers, architects and artists. On the occasion of the Bauhaus centenary, their workshops this summer pay tribute to the innovations which that institution spearheaded in the 20th century. Discover the new program for this summer

The terms and conditions for our competition are:

– Each participant must be over 18 years old.
– The competition is open to only US based design students or US based one-year graduated students.
– Entries are due May 30th. 2019
– He / She must send to and to in one single email: a CV (including a scan of the valid student’s ID) and a 250 words paragraph about his / her interest in participating in Boisbuchet’s 2019 workshops.
– The competition’s winner will receive one free Boisbuchet 2019 summer workshop (worth $1,005.00)
– The winner will also receive one round trip airfare from NYC to Paris courtesy of XL airways.
– The winner, as selected by Boisbuchet and WantedDesign, will be notified by June 5, 2019 and will have two weeks to confirm the selected workshop (based on availability).

We look forward to your application!

How to participate to WantedDesign 2019?

It’s time for everyone to prepare for NYCxDESIGN in May. If you’re a designer or a manufacturer, there are different ways to be part of WantedDesign. WantedDesign Brooklyn (May 16-20) at Industry City will focus on what the campus is all about: a place where innovators and makers meet. We’ll be showcasing exhibitions around design research, immersive installation, cultural collaborations. There will be a great focus on design education too with the largest grad show ever seen in NYC.
WantedDesign Manhattan (May 18-21) at the Terminal Stores, is the ideal platform for manufacturers and design brands to present their new collection and group exhibitions from all over the world. If you are an independent North American designer & maker, you should consider applying to Look Book. If you are an international design studio presenting a new prototype, consider applying to the Launch Pad. click HERE to find out the best way to be part of WantedDesign next May.