Get ready for WantedDesign Manhattan (15-18)

As we are preparing to welcome you for the fifth edition of WantedDesign Manhattan (May 15 – 18), we wanted to share with you all of the details and services that we are offering, thanks to our partners, to facilitate and enjoy at its best your experience during the visit. First, make sure you pre-register to get access to all the exciting programing. We also offer two-day passes for the general public.
Take advantage of all the transportation options, including our free shuttle bus to go to WantedDesign Brooklyn or to the Soho Design District, discounted Uber services, and VIP car services courtesy of Audi and Alcantara. Book a stay with one of our hotel partners (Yotel, Chambers Hotel, and Hotel Americano) and enjoy our complimentary Løv Organic Tea in our lounge furnished by Smarin. Meet at the Ligne Roset Cafe around a good La Colombe espresso. Before you leave, bring home a design souvenir, a book from Pointed Leaf Press, or a piece of jewelry from Adorn Milk, picked at our pop up store furnished by USM. Don’t forget to participate in our WantedDesign social hub provided by Socius and Flow Architech. The WantedDesign team will be welcoming you at the door in a decor signed by Moooi.
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Edelkoort Inc. presents TALKING TEXTILES at WantedDesign Brooklyn

Since 2011, TALKING TEXTILES is an initiative by Lidewij Edelkoort & Philip Fimmano that promotes creative textiles. Exhibitions and seminars bring attention to the plight of thetextile industry and educate professionals and consumers alike about the importance of fabric design today.

This year, Edelkoort Inc. is bringing TALKING TEXTILES to the US!  See schedule.More…

An independently curated inspiration tour in Europe for US-based interior designers and architects

dotsandplanes’ European Inspiration Tour, from June 15th to 19th, is a 5-day long design immersion into European design with independently picked visits and with the perfect atmosphere to build lasting business connections. The trip has stops in Denmark and Switzerland and does not miss the momentum of Design Miami/Basel and Art Basel, which runs that same week. It includes a live production showcase of Arne Jacobsen’s Bellevue lamp at &Tradition’s dock-side headquarters in Copenhagen, has a visit to Renzo Piano’s Paul Klee centre in Bern will be followed by an exclusive dinner in the original Fritz Haller Pavilion of USM and joins the Vitra Summer Party.  More


Q&A with Dusen Dusen: a gradient-on-gradient modular wallcovering for Visual Magnetics

Fashion-forward textile designer Dusen Dusen has created a gradient-on-gradient modular wallcovering in collaboration with Visual Magnetics and WantedDesign. The pattern on this wall installation is interactive – viewers can play with it and change it as they observe the piece. Using magnetic ModuLayer wallcovering materials from Visual Magnetics’ Dynamic Spaces collection, bold shapes created using Dusen Dusen’s signature paper cut-outs method disappear and shift when they are moved around on the gradient background layer. We invite you to participate in the installation by playing with the smaller layers on the wall, moving them anywhere on the ModuLayer wallcovering to create your own pattern. Wanted Design Brooklyn is the premiere showing of this installation. MoreMore…

Design Forever: A Preview of the WantedDesign 2015 Design Schools Workshop by Core77

For the second year in a row, Core77 is partnering with WantedDesign to present the fourth annual, on-site Design Schools Workshop. Over the course of four days, students from Centro Design School from Mexico City, Art Center College for Design, Pasadena, and Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) will be working in collaboration to tackle the topic of product lifecycle in every day objects under the theme, Design Forever.

With over 1.3 billion tons of waste generated per year, expected to rise to 2.2 billion tons per year by 2025, the issue of waste is becoming more urgent. Led by the Centro Design School from Mexico City, students participating in this year’s design school workshop will work to transform an every day object into a product that lasts. Core77 spoke with Sébastian Ocampo, Director of Centro’s Product Design department and Cecilia León de la Barra, designer, curator and instructor at Centro, about collaboration, blue sky thinking and leaving your comfort zone.  MoreMore…