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.

WantedDesign Manhattan

WantedDesign Manhattan 2020 has been cancelled, due to the impact of the evolving COVID-2019 situation. The next edition will be May 2021. Read the announcement, and stay tuned for more updates and programming news.

WantedDesign Manhattan, celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2020, is home to WantedDesign’s signature programs including American Design Honors, Launch Pad and Look Book, as well as intriguing group and country exhibitions.

After nine successful years in the Terminal Stores in Chelsea, WantedDesign Manhattan moves to the Javits Center to co-locate with the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF).

What was originally conceived as a crossroads of culture and commerce has evolved into a singular event where everyone can witness the apex of modern international design in an interactive and immersive way.

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WantedDesign Manhattan and WantedDesign Brooklyn 2020 cancelled

Following declarations of emergency at the national, NY state and New York City levels, and the growing escalation of the COVID-19 situation around the world and in the United States which directly impact many of our exhibitors and partners, we have concluded that we will not be able to deliver the quality show exhibitors and attendees expect and…

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Announcing American Design Honors 2020: Nina Cho of Detroit, Michigan

WantedDesign is excited to announce Detroit-based Nina Cho as the recipient of the 6th Annual American Design Honors, presented with Bernhardt Design.

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Top 10 Reasons to Be Part of WantedDesign Manhattan

Curious about being part of WantedDesign Manhattan? Here are the top 10 reasons to exhibit with us in 2020. 1. WantedDesign 2020 will be the 10th edition of our design fair. We're celebrating a decade of showcasing design talent and combining commerce and culture with a bigger and better platform than ever. 2. WantedDesign Manhattan…

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Launch Pad

A staple in the US, Launch Pad at WantedDesign Manhattan presented with media partner Design Milk, is an outstanding international platform for emerging designers that introduces new concepts and showcases prototypes.

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Look Book

Serving as an inspiring in-person portfolio, Look Book by WantedDesign, presented with Dwell, will be a dedicated program designed to connect designers and studios from Canada, USA and Mexico with interior designers and architects. 

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WantedDesign Manhattan has a new home

New York - October 2, 2019 International Contemporary Furniture Fair and WantedDesign Manhattan to Co-Locate from May 2020 [ download the 2020 WantedDesign Manhattan deck ] International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF), North America’s leading platform for global design, today announced that WantedDesign Manhattan, a platform dedicated to promoting design and fostering the international creative community,…

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Egyptian Design

Thirteen Egyptian design studios were for the first time represented in New York as part of WantedDesign Manhattan last May in a pavilion curated by architect Mohamed El Shahed. His concept “(re)New (re)Work” aimed to reflect on the journeys of the designers featured and the stories behind their designs. Read our Q&A with the designers…

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