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Top 10 Reasons to Be Part of WantedDesign Manhattan

Top 10 Reasons to Be Part of WantedDesign Manhattan

WantedDesign Manhattan will be held in conjunction with ICFF, at the Javits Center, May 15-17, 2022.

Curious about being part of WantedDesign Manhattan? Here are the top 10 reasons to exhibit and partner with us.

1. WantedDesign Manhattan 2022 will be the 11th edition of our signature design fair. We’re celebrating more than a decade of showcasing design talent and combining commerce and culture with an even more prominent platform than ever. We are also celebrating our network, partners and community.

2. In 2022, WantedDesign Manhattan is taking place at the Javits Center to co-locate with the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) for the second time, a collaboration that proved to be very successful last November. 

WantedDesign co-founders Claire Pijoulat and Odile Hainaut with ICFF show director Phil Robinson

3. We’re excited to be back in-person this Spring for our usual rendezvous of design in NYC. The May 2022 edition of WantedDesign Manhattan is a much-needed and not-to-be missed opportunity to have in-person conversations, discover products hands-on, and make new connections.

4. WantedDesign co-founders Odile Hainaut and Claire Pijoulat personally review every application and approve every exhibitor. This high-touch approach to selecting exhibitors and partners insures a curated, top caliber experience for attendees and participants alike.

5. Presented with Design Milk, Launch Pad is the best place for furniture and lighting designers to connect with manufacturers and show their concepts to industry professionals. The deadline to apply to Launch Pad is February 15.

6. Look Book at WantedDesign Manhattan is a unique showcase for high-end North American designers, makers and studios. Launched in 2018, Look Book serves as an in-person portfolio, allowing members of the A&D community to connect directly with designers and makers to source beautiful pieces for their next projects.

7. WantedDesign has stellar media partners, from Design Milk for Launch Pad and Clever podcast for the Emerging Designers Showcase., and long-time media supporters like Dwell, Azure, Dezeen, Interior Design, and Metropolis.

Look Book 2021, Will Choui

8. WantedDesign is lucky to have built strong relationships with an impressive line-up of industry partners over the years like Bernhardt Design, Ligne Roset, Turf Design, Cappellini, American Standard/Lixil, and many more.

9. Over the last 10 years, WantedDesign has built a rich and supportive design community, connecting with everyone from trade organizations like the International Interior Design Association (IIDA), the Industrial Design Society of America (IDSA), the American Institute of Architects New York (AIA NY) and the American Society of Industrial Designers (ASID) to international design weeks like Toronto’s DesignTO and Design Week Mexico as well as Be Original Americas. Since its inception, WantedDesign has been involved in NYCxDESIGN, New York’s annual festival of design, and our co-founders are part of the steering committee.

10. There’s still time to apply! To inquire about taking part in WantedDesign Manhattan, as an exhibiting brand or studio, partner or sponsor, contact info@wanteddesignnyc.com

With NYC’s biggest design fairs under the same roof — a 15-story Crystal Palace, no less — the Javits Center is the indisputable must-visit stop for this special May 2022 edition of NYCxDESIGN. We’d love to have you join us, as an exhibitor, partner, sponsor or attendee.

Emerging Designers Showcase audience