WHAT IS WANTEDDESIGN?

WantedDesign is a platform dedicated to promoting design and fostering the international creative community at-large throughout the year. Its two marquee events take place during NYCxDESIGN each May in both Manhattan and Brooklyn.

WantedDesign events during NYCxDESIGN
WantedDesign Manhattan is an international trade-focused event at Terminal Stores Building, 269 11th Avenue, New York > May 19-22, 2018
WantedDesign Brooklyn is a vibrant destination for innovation, discovering the next generation of design and examining the making process at Industry City, 274 36th Street, Brooklyn > May 17-21, 2018

WantedDesign permanent retail location
IC Store by WantedDesign, Industry City, 274 36th Street, Brooklyn

Download WantedDesign REPORT 2017 for more information.


 

HOW TO PARTICIPATE IN WANTEDDESIGN MANHATTAN?

> Manufacturers and Designers
Consider exhibiting at WantedDesign Manhattan (May 19-22, 2018), a hub of creativity, programming and information during NYCxDESIGN, New York’s celebration of global design. Learn more

> LOOK BOOK for Design Studios, Makers and Entrepreneurs
In 2018, WantedDesign will present LOOK BOOK in Manhattan. A dedicated space on the main exhibition floor highlighting high-end North American designers and makers who wish to make connections with architects and designers before, during and after NYCxDESIGN. Presented with Modern. Learn more.

> International design collectives
Each year at WantedDesign Manhattan, we present the best in curated global design from Colombia to Turkey and beyond. Learn more


 

> Emerging Designers
The 2018 Launch Pad will offer a platform for dialogue between designers and manufacturers/distributors who are seeking what’s next in design. Presented with Design Milk and Design Within Reach. 2018 applications are closed, stay tuned for participating designers.

This year’s U.S. edition of the Rado Star Prize will focus on the concept of “Design Inspired by Nature”- a theme that hopes to explore the influence nature can have on design. The Rado Star Prize, which is held internationally to promote the work of young designers, is another example of Rado’s continued collaboration with NYCxDESIGN and WantedDesign for the 2018. Nine finalists and one winner will be exhibited at WantedDesign Manhattan in 2018. The winner will receive $5,000 in prize money to fund the production of their design concept as well as a Rado True Thinline timepiece. Apply here by March 9. Note: the deadline to enter the Rado Star Prize US has been extended to March 11, 2018.

Again we’re partnering with Domaine de Boisbuchet and French airline XL Airways to send one designer to attend an atelier in France during the summer of 2018. Apply here by May 21, 2018.


 

Design Schools
WantedDesign offers 3 options for Design Schools to be part of NYCxDESIGN in May: the Design Schools Workshopthe Design Schools exhibition at WantedDesign Brooklyn or an exhibition space at WantedDesign Manhattan. Learn more


 

> For sponsorship opportunities, contact us


 

> Retail brand or independent maker / WantedDesign Store
We have year-round retail opportunities through the Industry City Store by WantedDesign in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. From seasonal pop-ups to engaging programs, we are a destination for design retail in New York City, offering furniture, lighting, gifts, design objects, housewares, kids products and more. Become a vendor.


 

WantedDesign May 2017 video