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
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

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

Launch Pad is sponsored by


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

Maryam Turkey