Launch Pad winner

The jury led by Azure Senior Editor Elizabeth Pagliacolo, and comprised of Matthew Sargeant of Hatch Hub, Executive Vice President of Moroso USA Mirko van den Winkel, Executive Vice President of Roset USA Corp. Antoine Roset, Vice President of Merchandising at Design Within Reach Kari Woldum, and the President of Raison Pure NYC Laurent Hainaut, chose to award “Rings Of Fire” by Elish Warlop among 17 promising designers – a light made of brass and LEDs, inspired by the hoop skirts from 19th century.

Elish Warlop won her space to exhibit at WantedDesign in May 2015 as well as at WestEdge design fair in October 2104.
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Thank you for coming to WantedDesign

We’d like to thank the 11,000+ visitors that came to visit the fourth annual WantedDesign event during NYCxDesign. Despite the pouring rain on Friday May 16th, more than 4,000 people attended the WantedDesign 2014 previews and opening night at the Terminal Stores in Chelsea. Followed by three days where 100+ exhibitors from 16 countries including – Mexico, Guatemala, France, Italy, Austria, Australia, …- were showcased at their best. WantedDesign continues to evolve as a major multi-creative platform and key destination for NYCxDESIGN: the three-day Conversation Series program, the Launch Pad, the Design Schools Workshop, and micro events brought together international designers, interior designers, architects, manufacturers, professional design organizations, media, and the general design loving public. 
Thanks to the marvelous pictures taken by the Ikonphoto + Nudesignstudio photographers, we can share with you all the best moments of WantedDesign 2014. More photos on Facebook

The complete WantedDesign experience

As we are preparing to welcome you for the fourth edition of WantedDesign, 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.

For transportation, we’re thrilled to have partnered with the on-demand transportation service, Uber, to provide new Uber users $25 off one trip to or from WantedDesign and existing users 10% off.

To accommodate our very busy VIP visitors, we also are thrilled to partner with Alcantara and Audi Manhattan to offer a special car service. Plus, to make sure you don’t miss the visit to Industry City, a free shuttle bus will be available between Chelsea and Brooklyn throughout the weekend.

As we know, you will be spending a large part of your day meeting talented personalities from the design industry, and discovering and participating in our various programs. We hope you will enjoy an excellent cup of coffee or tea from La Colombe or Kusmi Tea in the DWR café. Have some rest at our convivial Extremis table for your lunch at the restaurant. If you feel you want to walk a block away to enjoy a lunch or a drink at the Hotel Americano, mention WantedDesign when booking dining reservations, then again to your waiter in order to redeem a 10% discount.

You will be able to book your transportation, and get information on everything happening during NYCxDESIGN at our WantedDesign Concierge desk, or visit us online. Get ready, register and enjoy!


The Shop

Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, Smithsonian Institution is the only museum in the nation devoted exclusively to historic and contemporary design. It is the goal of The Shop to create a true design destination for its patrons, offering a selection of works by established and emerging designers that will surprise, delight and inspire. For WantedDesign, the Shop at Cooper-Hewitt will present a selection of design classics, along with new, exclusive pieces made just for The Shop, including a marble side table by Joe Doucet and a series of ceramics by Ben Medansky. Buy great design!


Conversation Series at WantedDesign

“While a well-curated product showcase is an exciting place to be, it is made even better by the human voice ringing out with ideas and engaging with others in fruitful debate. At this year’s Conversation Series you will hear accents from Italy, France, Poland, and Mexico as they deconstruct design, making, partnerships, policy, and other things that shape their distinct design cultures and each country’s contribution to the global design dialogue. Technology is transforming every thing and every thing we do. More


Lighting shines bright this year at WantedDesign

Lighting is a strong theme this year at WantedDesign and we couldn’t be more thrilled. Nothing enhances a space like good lighting and that, design lovers, is something we’re sure to have. From the minute you enter the Tunnel this year, you’ll be enveloped in Blackbody’s breathtaking installation. Their OLEDs (Organic Light-Emitting Diodes) offer unparalleled lighting solutions and the lightweight, ultra-flat, glare-free, shadow-free and heat-free technology can be used to create inspiring designer indoor or outdoor light fixtures. MoreMore…