An usual and surprising Cappellini installation…

Smarin bouncing station

Sitting and bouncing : the action is ubuesque. An installation and interactive performance by Smarin. The spectator rapidly slide into the pace, in between small discrete balancings and real stretchings, following more and more complex moves. Laughters appears as the body tires, allowing a passive experience to occur, while discovering the elastic seat in a very comfortable position.

curated by Hannah Martin, senior design writer at Architectural Digest

In IC Locals, Hannah Martin will exhibit pieces of collectible art and design that are made in or about wood. Many of the featured studios work frequently with the material and include Matthias Pliessnig, Egg Collective,  Stephen Talasnik, Jason Miller, Liz Collins and Juniper.

SABER HACER, craft from Argentina, curated by Luján Cambariere, Journalist and curator

Design can be marked as frivolous. However, in the south of the world, the lack of major industries or technologies can be transformed into a big tool of social inclusion, retrieving techniques and materials. And with them:  knowledge, stories, colors and landscapes, which enable more sensitive and committed dialogues. More empathy.

Transatlantic Creative Exchange

Transatlantic Creative Exchange was initiated in 2016 by WantedDesign and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy to share the French creativity and savoir-faire with the US and strengthen creative ties in the various fields of design. The four participating French-American duos will be announced soon.

Murano x Brooklyn

Bringing together international talents in design and glassblowing, Marc Thorpe and Luca Nichetto, Murano X Brooklyn celebrates glassmaking, experimentation and highlights collaboration in the creative process. The pieces shown at WantedDesign will be made live at Urban Glass by KEEP Brooklyn on May 13th.

Central Saint Martins

Pushing at discipline boundaries of concepts and production these deep-researched and highly refined artefacts, exemplify how MA Design CFJ graduates lead the conversation in materialising innovative ideas of luxury and tangible experiential products.

Design Transforms

Uniting Brazil’s most revered design duo (Instituto Campana) with London’s most famous art school (Central Saint Martins) with New York’s best design fair in a shared mission for civic engagement with Industry City and Sunset Park residents.

Expériences Sensibles

A major italian design brand, a famous national french school of design. 20 student projects, 2 different themes approached. Connected objects for the ones, synesthetics for the others. It is all about uses, forms and sensoriality in the world of Alessi.

Meditations on Material Culture
Curated by Barr Gilmore, Professor of Integrated Design

Ever since the paradigm shift that was the Industrial Revolution, Homo sapiens have been struggling to reconnect with Mother Nature. Whether we are questioning our relationship to consumption and material waste or our connection to other beings and far-off galaxies, the struggle is (psychologically) real. Faculty, alumni and students of the Integrated Design diploma program at the Haliburton School of Art + Design understand the complexities and challenges of our new Digital Age, and are finding integration and new forms of expression in their work through the machine made, the handmade and the otherworldly.

Design for productivity
Monica Herrera + Don Bosco

Design for productivity is the third edition of a collaborative initiative between Escuela de Comunicación Mónica Herrera and Universidad Don Bosco, El Salvador. It ́s main objective is to promote the collaboration between Higher Education Design Institutions and give their students the opportunity to work in multi disciplinary teams to solve real problems within the salvadoran context.

Whatnot 2019 Collection:
Obsolete Object
School of the Art Institute of Chicago

The objects that surround us provide unique insight into the world in which we live. An object’s relevance can be linked to the social, cultural, and economic context in which it was imagined, produced, and used. The 17th century monteith bowl which was used to chill drinking glasses and the nearly extinct public pay phone are just two examples of objects that have become irrelevant through complex advances in technologies and shifts in politics, economics, and cultural values writ large. Objects including printer cartridges, smart phones, and plastic seals on products like electric toothbrushes and razors represent strategic and planned examples of designed obsolescence ubiquitous in our contemporary context. Students from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago’s Designed Objects program will be exhibiting an original collection of objects that critically engage obsolescence through material, form, and utility.

Un Banquito Más, DIY LUX and
La Tlapalería
Tec de Monterrey

Tec de Monterrey presents 3 projects from students of the Monterrey and Mexico City Campus.

The Strzemiński Academy of Art Łódź

Nowadays, when we have no illusions about the ecological, cultural and social condition of our world, responsible design is extremely important. Our exhibition talks about design in the context of changes at the local level. We want to pay attention to problems related to environmental protection as well as social changes.

With the help of visual means of communication, we would like the word “design” to be understood not as an element of lifestyle but as a tool with which we change the world starting with our own surroundings. This impulse changing the approach from the existence focused on consumerism, should reach our awareness at various levels of communication. Design can be and even must be one of them. We are convinced that with the help of good, not necessarily large actions, we can introduce changes that by rescaling can give measurable results.

Tongji University

College of Design and Innovation at Tongji University, will represent a group of outstanding works, to show that contemporary jewelry and fashion can be spectacular, radical, critical, conceptual, and act as a catalyst for collectively redefining our relationship within communities to reality, offers a specific view of design, art and innovation.

University of Oregon Product Design X Prison Blues

Students from the University of Oregon’s Product Design program designed new branding and garments for Prison Blues, a line of workwear sewn by a job training program for incarcerated men in Pendleton, Oregon.

Design Under Pressure
centro x wanteddesign

International project created by CENTRO and WantedDesign that took place on September 26th-30th 2018, with the participation of 31 students from 10 different international and mexican universities. The premise was that cities should have an Emergency Design Force that makes use of the abilities of creative professionals, as experts and citizens, in crisis situation.