David Trubridge North America Tour

David Trubridge will be in North America in October, 2014. His visit includes a series of ”Huis held at showrooms across the US and Mexico as well as a speaking appearance at the SXSW Eco conference (Austin, TX), a reception hosted by the New Zealand Consul General (Los Angeles, CA) and presentations at the University of Texas at Austin and the Iberoamericana University (Mexico City, MX). David will be showing his work including new designs at the WestEdge Design Fair (Santa Monica, CA). MoreMore…

WestEdge Preview

WantedDesign’s industry partner, WestEdge Design Fair, is happening soon (October 16-19, 2014). WestEdge gives the opportunity to shop from premium home furnishings brands-many new to the West Coast and meet the designers behind thousands of inspiring products. Attendees gain insight from leading names in the design industry with a full series of educational programs and special events. MoreMore…

Sebastian Errazuriz openings and events

Last May, WantedDesign and Industry City invited Sebastian Errazuriz to create an installation during NYCxDesign, The Giant Golden Piñata. “I had just reached my first year of working at the new studio in Sunset Park and I wanted to create a piece that could be festive and be part of a celebration,” said Errazuriz. The Giant Golden Piñata was hung between buildings and filled with $1 bills; at the closing day of the event IC/Design people were invited to grab some red sticks and have a go at it. It was a blast! MoreMore…

The “Holy Stools” in Paris

Photo credit: Francis Dzikowski

WantedDesign is an international and transdisciplinary design platform that focuses on foster dialogues, establishing relationships and new collaborations along the year; and it’s proud to announce that the Holy Stools, by the furniture design company founded by François Chambard and based in Brooklyn, UM Project, will be part of Ensemblean exhibition organized by Serge Bensimon that will open on Friday, September 5, at the Gallery S. Bensimon in Paris. For more info visit www.gallerybensimon.com.

Discovering Latin American design!

1La Ciudad Frondosa, 2011-2012, Chiachio & Giannone. 
Hand embroidery; cotton, rayon, wool. 
Museum purchase with funds provided by Nanette L. Laitman, 2014
. Argentina.

“There is no question that the design in Latin America is increasingly dynamic, catalytic, and innovative,” writes Lowery Stokes Sims, William and Mildred Ladson Chief Curator of Museum of Arts and Design. “There is a new generation of designers who manifest a creativity that is concerned not only with the imagining of iconic objects but also with issues of commodification and production, urbanization, displacement, and sustainability. The special character of design in Latin America today is marked by a pervasive interest in collaborating across the genres of art, craft, and design,” Sims adds. The panel on Latin American design moderated by Sims, which was held at WantedDesign 2014, focused on “Engaging Craft and Community.” This subject emerged from the organization of the exhibition, New Territories: Laboratories for Design, Craft and Art in Latin America,” which will open at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York on November 4, 2014. More