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WantedDesign ONLINE Spring 2021: Design Schools Show and Workshop

WantedDesign ONLINE Spring 2021: Design Schools Show and Workshop

WantedDesign is launching a new, dedicated online exhibition space featuring the first online International Schools Show. “Though WantedDesign is not hosting an in-person exhibition in May 2021, we feel the need to keep our schools network alive and recognize the importance more than ever to give opportunities to students to connect with the industry,” noted Odile Hainaut & Claire Pijoulat, co-founders of WantedDesign.

Make sure to explore all the different “rooms” of the International Schools Show and register the Emerging Designers Showcase, June 2nd and 3rd (visit the EVENTS page).

Opportunities to discover Design Schools and Students

Design Schools Workshop June 7 – June 11, 2021

NEO-NATURE, rethinking our relationship with nature in the urban context.
Led by Art Center College of Design faculty members Dan Gottlieb and Michael Neumayr. Presented with the support of Tarkett, the International Interior Design Association (IIDA), NYCxDESIGN and media partner Core77.
WantedDesign’s Design Schools Workshop is a collaborative workshop where teams are organized by grouping students from different schools. Produced since 2012 as part of WantedDesign events in May, the format has been adapted for an online format this Spring.
This workshop will consider issues of sustainability through the exploration and design of: public furnishings, objects, interactive installations, play equipment and experiences that have us rethinking our fragile relationship with nature in the urban context.

Schools participating:
Art Center College of Design (Environmental Design) – California, USA
Centro – Mexico City, Mexico
Pratt Institute (Interior Design) – New York, USA
Rhode Island School of Design, RISD (Furniture Design) – Rhode Island, USA
Rochester Institute of Design, RIT (Industrial Design and Interior Design) – New York, USA School of Visual Arts, SVA (MFA Product of Design) – New York, USA

Allan Chochinov – Editor-at-Large, Core77 and Founding Chair, SVA | NYC MFA Products of Design.
Roxane Spears – Vice President Sustainability North America, Tarkett.
Angie Lee – Partner, Design Director-Interiors FXCollaborative Architects LLP and President elect IIDA, AIA IIDA New York Chapter.
Anishka Clarke – Principal – Ishka Designs.
Jean-Jacques L’henaff – Leader, Lixil Global Design, Americas.
John Edelman – Executive Chairman, Crypton Fabrics & Co-Founder, Fourth & Pride vodka.
The Final Presentation on June 11th, 2-4pm ET, is open to the public. RSVP HERE