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 locations
WantedDesign Store at Seaport, 6 and 16 Fulton Street, New York
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
> 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 magazine. Learn more
> International design collectives
Each year at WantedDesign Manhattan, we present the best in curated global design from Argentina to Turkey and beyond. Learn more
> Emerging Designers
Apply to participate in the 2018 Launch Pad (applications due January 31, 2018), a platform that starts a dialogue between designers and manufacturers/distributors who are seeking what’s next in design. Presented with Design Milk and Design Within Reach. Apply here
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
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. Join our email list and stay tuned for more information on how to apply. Sign up
> Design Schools
WantedDesign offers 3 options for Design Schools to be part of NYCxDESIGN in May: the Design Schools Workshop, the 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 three WantedDesign Stores in Brooklyn and Manhattan. 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