WantedDesign Manhattan, Monday daily program

12:00 pm-1:00 pm Conversation Series presented with Metropolis Magazine. Design & Cultural Identity – In the Conversation Room at Grimshaw
Conversation moderated by Paul Makovsky Editorial and Brand Director, Metropolis Magazine with Margriet Vollenberg, Organisation in Design Director, Ventura New York – the Dutch Edition Curator; Torbjorn Anderssen, Anderssen & Voll, David Trubridge, innovative New Zealand lighting designer; and a representative from Axor.

1:00-3:00pm: Launch Pad Best of 2016 Jury Review & Announcement – In Launch Pad Space
Led by Jaime Derringer, Founder and Executive Editor of Design Milk with Marva Griffin Wilshire, Founder of Salone del Mobile, Milano and Curator and International Press Director of SaloneSatellite; Giulio Cappellini, Creative Director, Cappellini; Massimo Zanatta, Director of the Marangoni Design Campus; Noah Schwarz, Director of Merchandising, Design Within Reach.

3:30-5:00pm: Design Schools Workshop Jury Final Review – In Conversation Room
Jury Committee includes Allan Chochinov, Chair of SVA/INYC MFA Products of Design and Editor-at-Large of design blog Core77; Susan Szenasy, Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Metropolis; Caroline Baumann, Director of the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum; Maz Zouhairi, President and CEO of Lalique North America.
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Today at WantedDesign Manhattan & Brooklyn

Today at WantedDesign Manhattan
12:00 pm-1:00 pm Conversation Series presented with Metropolis Magazine.
The Future of Making – In the Conversation Room at Grimshaw
Conversation moderated by Susan Szenasy Publisher and Editor-in-Chief, Metropolis Magazine with Alberto Alessi, President and Head of Design Management, Alessi; Tom Kovac, Professor of Architecture, RMIT University; Reiner Zettl, Professor and Art Historian, Institute of Architecture at the Angewandte; Carlo Alberto Gasparini, Junior Project Manager at Alessi; and Matias del Campo, Principal SPAN Architecture & Design.

2:00-3:00pm: French-American Talk. Presented with Intramuros with Jerry Helling, President of Bernhardt Design; Oceane Delain, French Designer; Jean Paul Bath, Director, VIA; Matt Sindall, Designer and ENSCI Les Ateliers Teacher. Moderated by Chantal Hamaide, Intramuros Publisher and Editor-in-Chief.

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Today at WantedDesign Manhattan
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm: Conversation Series presented with Metropolis Magazine.
Design & Science – In the Conversation Room at Grimshaw
Conversation moderated by Avinash Rajagopal Senior Editor, Metropolis Magazine, with Fred Maxik Founder and CTO, Lighting Science Group; James Ramsey Principal, RAAD and Creator, LowLine; David A. Edwards Founder, Le Laboratoire Cambridge and Professor, Harvard.

3:00-4:00pm: Italian design brands and the US market: opportunities. Presented with Interni. With Architect Piero Lissoni, ALPI Art Director; Giulio Cappellini, Creative Director and talent scout, Cappellini; Nasir Kassamali, President and Co-Founder of Luminaire. Moderated by Gilda Bojardi, Interni Editor-in-Chief.
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WantedDesign: an international design hub in May

WantedDesign has sourced the best design pioneers from around the world, including brands and creators from Argentina, Mexico, Poland, Quebec, Tunisia, Norway, France, and the Netherlands who will be presented as country group exhibitions. Each of these 8 group exhibitions will carry a selection of their countries’ best designers and manufacturers. No doubt they will attract and seduced the visitors. Combining culture and commerce, countries always showcase an inspiring mix of good design and local craft. It elevates the international dialogue among the community and open frontiers for designers and brands.
With more than 170 exhibitors, including Launch Pad, independent companies and group exhibition, coming from all the U.S and more than 20 countries, get ready to engage in a real International design conversation when visiting WantedDesign this year.

Discover all WantedDesign Manhattan exhibitors, here

Oui Design at WantedDesign

The Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States is launching Oui Design, a multifaceted program to foster creative exchange in design between France and the U.S. by partnering with individuals and institutions on both sides of the Atlantic. Supported by Institut français-Paris, the French Ministry of Culture and Communication, and the Florence Gould Foundation, Oui Design is a 2 year program and will consist of exhibitions, talks, workshops, debates and more. During NYCxDESIGN, in partnership with WantedDesign, Oui Design will explore the intersection of design and savoir-faire, and investigate the impact of design on our daily lives with a series of projects at WantedDesign Manhattan and Brooklyn. The program includes the Transatlantic Creative Exchange exhibition, We Trust in Wood by matali crasset and Le vent des Forets, Visual Magnetics collaboration with French graphic artists Antoine+Manuel and a conversation presented by Intramuros magazine on the collaboration between Bernhardt design and French designer Oceane Delain.
Lastly, the École Nationale Supérieure de Création Industrielle-Les Ateliers (ENSCI-Les Ateliers), will be leading the WantedDesign Design Schools Workshop this year.
We are also excited to have the French Pavilion and additional French manufacturers and French American collaborations presented at WantedDesign Manhattan, including Blackbody, Fermob, LightArt+iwoodlove and KinderMODERN.
“Promoting French creativity and Savoir Faire and initiating French-American collaborations has been a dear and important mission for us since the beginning of WantedDesign. Oui Design program is a key initiative that we are thrilled to support and to be part of.” Odile Hainaut and Claire Pijoulat – More

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