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 https://www.boisbuchet.org/workshops/2019-season/

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 info@wanteddesignnyc.com and to info@boisbuchet.org 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) www.boisbuchet.org
– 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.

An inspiring visit to Design Week Mexico

We recently visited Mexico City and were once again amazed by the creativity, the originality, diversity, and the admirable positive energy that we found everywhere in the city. Design Week Mexico, which was celebrating its 10th Anniversary in conjunction with Mexico 2018 World Design Capital, was particularly rich and inspiring.

Inédito at the Tamayo Museum

We spent time visiting Inédito at the Tamayo Museum and Visión & Tradición at the Anthropology Museum, and the Design House and Diseño Contenido in Parque Lincoln.  We had a chance to visit few of the multiple installations of Abierto de Diseño  in the historic part of the city. We met with many of the design studios we started following in 2013, most of them presenting at WantedDesign over the years. We were pleased to see that Centro University presented at Palacio Postal a synthesis of the Design Under Pressure students’ workshop that we hosted together at the end of September. We were honored (and had a terrific time) to be part of the Inédito Jury, and to review more than 70 independent Mexican studios, designers and makers from all over Mexico as part of the exhibit at the Tamayo Museum. “This year the Inédito exhibit was in true resonance with Mexico’s incredible design community and all the projects will inspire and continue to forge a great design experience. Working with a mix of international jurors with different disciplines within design was an amazing process and a great challenge that will enrich us in the future,” comments Chief Curator Andrea Cesarman.
Here is a selection of our favorites…



Domaine de Boisbuchet is a unique, off-the-wall design destination situated on 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 second year partnered with the organization and with the French Airline company XL Airways to offer the opportunity for US design students to take part in a Boisbuchet’s Summer Workshop. We had a chance this year to have two talented young designers able to participate to a workshop of their choice.

Marlee Vlassis is going into her fourth year in the Interior Design program at RIT. She started her education at RIT in 2011 studying Chemical Engineering, but a few years and a coupleof internships later, Marlee changed her major to pursue her passion for Interior Design. She loves to imagine people in places and how different personalities will respond to a crafted space, and that’s what mainly motivates her designs. The collaborative aspect and connections to new creative people coming from all over the world sharing her passion was a key part of her Boisbuchet experience. Discover what motivates this young and talented Interior Designer.

WantedDesign: Can you give us a quick background about yourself and your path until now?
Marlee: I always did well in math and science growing up, so I started my college career in chemical engineering at Rochester Institute of Technology, and I majored in that for about three years, but as I did my internships, I knew it wasn’t the right fit for me. With only a year left until graduation, I changed my major to interior design, and I am now entering my senior year. I’ve been interning with Staach, a local design firm in Rochester, NY since the beginning of the summer, and that experience has confirmed that following my passion was definitely the right choice.