NYCXDESIGN opening party was a success!

For the first day of WantedDesign Brooklyn, a rich program of talks, tours, and workshops warmed up the atmosphere at Industry City for the opening night of NYCXDESIGN. Like the Brooklyn Open Studios and Factories which hosted theVitra Design Hunt; the presentations by ABC Home’s Senior Creative team, or the engaging activities on 3d printing by Shapeways, glass molding by Urban Glass, and on creating objects using mushrooms by Ecovative.

Thanks to the support of all the co-hosts the event was a great success! More than 4,000 people played with the colorful forms on the interactive wall by Dusen Dusen custom made by Visual Magnetics, the Tangible Tweets by Formnation and commissioned by Dutch Culture USA, a live performance by graffiti artists using NBQ pro spray paint, a projection installation by audio and visual designers Circus Family, all framed by the music of djs Rombo, Blasé and Richie Quake.

A big thanks to the NYCXDESIGN team, NYC & Company, the Collective Design Fair, Industry City, Design Within Reach, the Consulate General of the Netherlands in New York, Dutch Culture USA, the Museum of Arts and Design (MAD), the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum, the Brooklyn Museum, the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce, BKLYN Designs, Metropolis Magazine, Circus Family, Core77, Metropolis magazine, Stella Artois, and all of you who came and shared these magical moments with us!
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Dusen Dusen for Visual Magnetics: Magnetic Transforming Pattern Installation Premieres Today at WantedDesign Brooklyn

Dusen Dusen designed an interactive, gradient-on-gradient patterned wallcovering for WantedDesign 2015 using magnetic ModuLayer materials from Visual Magnetics’ Dynamic Spaces collection. Visitors to WantedDesign Brooklyn can play with the shapes on the magnetic wall covering throughout the duration of the show (May 9-19). Dusen Dusen fans can also experience the installation online by visiting the interactive companion website. 

A timelapse video of the Dusen Dusen for Visual Magnetics installation will be premiering on Monday. For an exclusive preview of the video and high resolution photography, please contact pr@visualmagnetics.com

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WantedDesign Brooklyn is open!

For its Fifth Anniversary, WantedDesign co-founders, Odile Hainaut and Claire Pijoulat, expand their vision to Brooklyn, with the launch of a second platform – WantedDesign Brooklyn. This new location, located at Industry City in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, will be a main destination and place to connect during the entire duration of NYCxDESIGN (May 9-19). Industry City, a bustling “maker” community is poised to become the next big design destination, a true creative hub in Brooklyn. WantedDesign Brooklyn offers exhibitions and an inspiring program, focusing on design education, experimentation, and the maker’s process.
Don’t miss PARSONS FESTIVAL on the third floor and today’s open studios and Vitra Design Hunt
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WantedDesign + Boisbuchet Workshop Competition

Domaine de Boisbuchet is a unique, off-the-wall design eldorado situated on the French countryside. On the occasion of it’s 25th workshop anniversary, the exceptional institute teams up with WantedDesign to launch a competition where two places are to be won for Boisbuchet’s Summer Workshops 2015.
Boisbuchet organizes every summer 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.

The program 2015 runs under the moto of Design and the Community and features outstanding tutors such as Humberto Campana, Bart Hess, Jaime Hayon, Jo Nagasaka, Studio Swine, Bethan Laura Wood, Go Hasegawa, Cecilie Manz, Josh Owen, Philippe Malouin, Alvaro Siza, Prem Krishnamurthy, Bless and many others. More

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Get ready for WantedDesign Manhattan (15-18)

As we are preparing to welcome you for the fifth edition of WantedDesign Manhattan (May 15 – 18), we wanted to share with you all of the details and services that we are offering, thanks to our partners, to facilitate and enjoy at its best your experience during the visit. First, make sure you pre-register to get access to all the exciting programing. We also offer two-day passes for the general public.
Take advantage of all the transportation options, including our free shuttle bus to go to WantedDesign Brooklyn or to the Soho Design District, discounted Uber services, and VIP car services courtesy of Audi and Alcantara. Book a stay with one of our hotel partners (Yotel, Chambers Hotel, and Hotel Americano) and enjoy our complimentary Løv Organic Tea in our lounge furnished by Smarin. Meet at the Ligne Roset Cafe around a good La Colombe espresso. Before you leave, bring home a design souvenir, a book from Pointed Leaf Press, or a piece of jewelry from Adorn Milk, picked at our pop up store furnished by USM. Don’t forget to participate in our WantedDesign social hub provided by Socius and Flow Architech. The WantedDesign team will be welcoming you at the door in a decor signed by Moooi.
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