WantedDesign is a platform dedicated to promoting design and fostering the local and international creative community throughout the year. Its two marquee events are held in New York during NYCxDESIGN.

PLAYTIME: Design Schools Workshop

PLAYTIME: Design Schools Workshop

WantedDesign has always actively supported design education since year one. The Design Schools Workshop, more focused on collaboration than on competition, is now in its 5th year and deeply embedded in the DNA of the show. It is conceived as a collaborative activity among students from different international design schools, who benefit from participation in both WantedDesign Brooklyn and Manhattan, part of New York’s design celebration, NYCxDESIGN. It successfully promotes schools, fostering the international network between young designers and initiating partnerships between schools and manufacturers.
The event took place from May 12th to 16th, comprised of 26 students from six U.S. and International design schools: Aalto University (Finland), Art Center College for Design (Pasadena), Centro (Mexico), ENSCI-Les Ateliers (France), Escuela de Communicacion Monica Herrera (El Salvador), and Pratt Institute (Brooklyn). The workshop was led by Matt Sindall, designer and teacher at the French school ENSCI-Les Ateliers, in conjunction with Oui Design, an initiative from the Cultural Services of the French Embassy. Students worked around the idea of playfulness in a dedicated space in Industry City, Brooklyn, and with Brooklyn based wood, glass and textile studios. They presented their final work at WantedDesign Manhattan on May 16. Congratulations again to the talented students, faculty members and partners: This edition was so far the most challenging but certainly the most exciting and successful. Read the report from media partner Core77.