WantedDesign Manhattan will showcase numerous international design pavilions (including Istanbul, Chile, El Salvador, Mexico and more); the Launch Pad with 32 emerging designers from around the world; Look Book featuring the work of 12 designers and makers from across North America; Oliver Haslegrave, the recipient of 2018 American Design Honors; DMxM Talks, a series of engaging conversations curated by Design Milk and Modenus and more.
WantedDesign Brooklyn joins the IC Design Festival in Sunset Park, which celebrates Industry City as a bonafide design destination. Don’t miss a series of curated exhibitions on the Factory Floor including Conscious Design and Oui Design; the Design Schools Workshop with students from around the globe collaborating around the theme Future Heirloom; a Career Day on May 17, open studio tours and a new mural by artist Camille Walala.
WantedDesign announces Oliver Haslegrave as the 2018 recipient of the American Design Honors
American Design Honors 2018 Recipient: Oliver Haslegrave – founder and creative director – Home Studios
Launched in 2015, American Design Honors was created by WantedDesign co-founders Odile Hainaut and Claire Pijoulat, and Jerry Helling, President of Bernhardt Design, to recognize up-and-coming American designers who embody excellence in creative design and superior entrepreneurial ability. For consideration, candidates must possess a solid body of work, express a unique design language and offer a pioneering new design business model. Through the American Design Honors program, Bernhardt Design and WantedDesign aim to promote exceptional American Design in the broader international arena while providing a means of support for young designers seeking to amplify their impact and reach.
Launched in 2016, OUI Design aims to foster creative exchange in design between France and the U.S. It is the first program initiated by the French Embassy to support fruitful and durable partnerships between design professionals on both sides of the Atlantic. WantedDesign will be again a main partner for the third edition of Oui Design. Through a diverse program comprised of workshops, exhibitions, and talks, Oui Design will feature collaborative projects exploring new modes of production, at the intersection of design, art, and crafts.
Camille Walala x Industry City
Camille Walala is a purveyor of positivity, expressed through vibrant color and bold pattern. Commissioned by WantedDesign and sponsored by Industry City, Walala will create a permanent monolithic mural wrapping the facade of a prominent building at Industry City in Sunset Park, Brooklyn.
This year, we celebrate the 5th anniversary of the Launch Pad, WantedDesign’s innovative platform for connecting emerging designers with manufacturers, retailers and collaborators. Since 2014, nearly 200 designers have been featured from dozens of countries around the globe. In 2018, 33 designers from 11 countries will showcase their work in lighting and furniture design at WantedDesign Manhattan (May 19-22) during NYCxDESIGN, New York’s celebration of global design. Online voting is open through May 22 – get to know the 2018 Launch Pad designers and vote here.