With a strong focus on The Americas and sizable representation from Europe and elsewhere, WantedDesign will bring together emerging and established names from the global design industry to create a vibrant showcase of talent. Founded by Odile Hainaut and Claire Pijoulat in 2011, WantedDesign continues to solidify its reputation as a creative and inspiring platform for designers, manufacturers, artisans, students, design institutions, the media, and design lovers from around the world.
This year, in addition to an array of manufacturers, designers, and design institutions from the continental U.S., WantedDesign welcomes participants from Puerto Rico,Latin America (Brazil, Mexico, Chile, Guatemala), as well as France, Spain, Poland, Italy, Austria, Australia, and New Zealand.
“As we head into our fourth year, we’re thrilled to offer a more refined event shaped by targeted programs and strategic partnerships. These relationships with local and international design organizations and media outlets further position WantedDesign as an essential destination during NYCxDESIGN. We are proud and excited to collaborate with NYC’s finest design institutions to create a rich program for all professionals and design lovers. Exhibit goers can expect to see fresh perspectives from new collaborations and inspiring designers that promise to keep WantedDesign authentic and thought provoking. In addition to supporting American work on home turf, we’ll also be partnering with international organizations to broadcast our national participants well beyond the U.S. throughout the entire year.”
Odile Hainaut and Claire Pijoulat