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 and WantedDesign Brooklyn 2020 cancelled

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 deserve. 

Together with the Industry City and ICFF-Emerald teams, we are sad to announce that the May 2020 WantedDesign Manhattan, WantedDesign Brooklyn and IC Design Festival exhibits and programming are cancelled.

Having anticipated celebrating our 10th anniversary with our dear NYC friends and international design community, we are genuinely disappointed not to be able to proceed with our May exhibitions in Manhattan and Brooklyn as planned. 

We have aligned our decisions regarding both shows, WantedDesign Brooklyn and WantedDesign Manhattan, with our closest partners.

See more about WantedDesign Manhattan and ICFF-Emerald HERE, and about NYCxDESIGN HERE.

We want to thank all our partners, sponsors, exhibitors, attendees and the media for their support.

We remain committed to fostering the Industry City design community and the industry at large, and are already working on creative ways to work with and support our network of partners, brands and design schools in the coming months.

We look forward to sharing our upcoming plans, as well as sharing the 2021 dates.

Stay well and safe,
Odile and Claire, and the WantedDesign team