Announcing the Fifth Annual 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 will review the presentations and a Best of Launch Pad prize will be 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 and Paul Makovsky, VP of Design, Metropolis magazine. 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

Launch Pad is sponsored by

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