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New Dates for WantedDesign Manhattan 2021

New Dates for WantedDesign Manhattan 2021

New dates have been announced for WantedDesign Manhattan 2021. In light of continued concerns surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, including travel restrictions both domestically and internationally, as well as the current government restrictions and limitations on large group gatherings, the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) and WantedDesign Manhattan have pushed their annual event to November 14-15, 2021.

This date change reflects a proactive decision by ICFF and WantedDesign to provide participating brands and companies the time to effectively plan their participation during these challenging times.

“Our community feels much more comfortable with and supportive of an in-person event positioned in the fall,” said Phil Robinson, ICFF show director. “Building on the success of the ICFF + WantedDesign Manhattan virtual event launch in October 2020, we look forward to producing an expanded edition of CLOSEUP in May 2021 and to staging ICFF at the Javits Center in November.”

WantedDesign Manhattan and ICFF Under One Roof at the Javits Center

WantedDesign Manhattan will continue to co-locate with ICFF during the November dates, and feature its signature programs including American Design Honors, Launch Pad and Look Book. The partnership will also deliver an expanded ICFF Talks, with keynote speakers and trend conversations.

ICFF and WantedDesign 2021 visitors will also benefit from a strategic co-location with Boutique Design New York (BDNY) and HX: The Hotel Experience (HX), also on Sunday, November 14 and Monday, November 15, creating an unprecedented market experience. “As the lines between commercial and residential design continue to blur, and since half of ICFF’s attendees are specifying projects in the commercial space, qualified attendees will have access to hundreds of additional companies specializing in hospitality, as well as to inspirational educational panel discussions with industry visionaries,” noted Robinson.

“We feel confident that the November event will play an important role to bring the industry back together at a physical trade show but meanwhile, we are enthusiastic to be hosting CLOSEUP in May 2021 to continue our mission to support designers and design studios in these complicated times,” concluded Odile Hainaut and Claire Pijoulat, co-founders of WantedDesign.

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