HOW TO BE PART OF LAUNCH PAD 2019, presented with Design Milk

2019 marks the 7th anniversary of the Launch Pad at WantedDesign Manhattan presenting emerging design talent in the fields of furniture and lighting. The Launch Pad is the perfect way for up-and-coming designers and small design brands seeking manufacturing and distribution partners to participate in NYCxDESIGN, the city’s celebration of global design.
Only 35 studios will be selected.

Applications are due by January 31st, 2019, apply HERE.
To complete your application, you must email a PDF presenting your project (2MB Max): to LP@wanteddesignnyc.com
There is no application fee. Projects will be selected by WantedDesign and Design Milk and all applicants will be notified by February 5, 2019.
Once selected, the participation fee for Launch Pad is $1,100 (includes: a 25 sq. ft. space with basic lighting, featured in all Launch Pad communication on social, to press and on wanteddesignnyc.com)


Launch Pad at WantedDesign Manhattan in 2018
2018 marks the 6th anniversary of the Launch Pad at WantedDesign Manhattan presenting emerging design talent in the fields of furniture and lighting, May 19-22. The Launch Pad is the perfect way for up-and-coming designers and small design brands seeking manufacturing and distribution partners to participate in NYCxDESIGN, the city’s celebration of global design.

A jury of industry professionals reviewed the presentations and a Best of Launch Pad prize was awarded. The 2018 Launch Pad jury will be led by Jaime Derringer, Founder and Executive Director of Design Milk. The furniture prize will be juried by Karen Hong, Buyer for Design Within Reach; Giulio Cappellini, Art Director of Italian furniture brand Cappellini. Judges for the lighting prize are Katie Stamaris, Director of Product Development for Design Within Reach; Giuseppe Butti, CEO, Luceplan and Marva Griffin Wilshire, Founder of Salone del Mobile Milano, Curator and International Press Director of Salone Satellite.

The 2018 Launch Pad winners are:
Lalaya Design, Lighting
Studio Maryam Turkey, Furniture

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Read more about success stories from the last 4 years of Launch Pad designers.