October 2015, WantedDesign at home and abroad
As the fall kicks into gear, WantedDesign is excited once again to offer a full calendar of design events both at home and abroad. Pulling on our rich partnerships, we have a lineup that will surprise and delight even the most seasoned industry veterans. From Mexico City to Brooklyn and Manhattan to Santa Monica, WantedDesign is pulling together the best of the design world to help build bridges and start conversations year-round–and this October won’t disappoint. WantedDesign will once again expand its horizons beyond U.S. shores when we partner with Design Week Mexico, and we will also set our roots in Industry City, Brooklyn with our first-ever permanent store. That’s only a taste of what’s ahead this month, check out the full lineup below.
Industry City store by WantedDesign – Opening October 17th
Following our successful pop-up store as part of WantedDesign Brooklyn during NYCxDESIGN last May, we are now partnering with Industry City to open our first permanent design store. WantedDesign is excited to share our collection of hand-selected U.S. design studios, including Alexandra Ferguson, Brooklyn Candle Studio, By Boe, Fort Standard, Juniper Design, Souda, Urbancase and many more from the U.S. and abroad. The store will also be a space for us to host unique design events, such as book signings, conversations and pop-up themes like food and design, design for kids and special holiday gifts.
The store is located in Industry City in Sunset Park, 220 36th Street, Brooklyn, NY
Hours: Wednesday to Sunday, 11am-6pm – archive.wanteddesignnyc.com/store
Design Week Mexico – October 21-25
This October, WantedDesign will partner once again with Design Week Mexico to encourage design exchanges and strengthen ties between the U.S. and Mexico. WantedDesign will present a large-scale installation by Neal Feay, a Santa Barbara-based company and global leader in creative, anodized aluminum with cutting-edge manufacturing, technology and design. During the week, we will also present our first WantedDesign American Design Honors award to Egg Collective, a Brooklyn-based company started in 2012 by three female designers, Stephanie Beamer, Crystal Ellis and Hillary Petrie. Egg Collective is committed to building unique yet classic American-made furniture.
DWM provides a platform to exhibit and promote design that contributes to social, economic and cultural progress. Now in its 7th edition, there will be another rich program of exhibits, installations and talks taking place across Mexico City, such as installations at the Design House, conversations at the Tamayo Museum and the Museum of Modern Art and a container installation at Polanco Park. Visitors can also take advantage of various design routes that will walk them through the showings during the weekend of October 24-25. Visit WantedDesign at the Blend showroom, where we will have a collection of the best of U.S. design. www.designweekmexico.com
WestEdge Design Fair – October 22-25
WantedDesign presents its Launch Pad award for the second year running, thanks to a partnership with WestEdge Design Fair in Santa Monica. The “Best 2015 Launch Pad” award goes to Kjartan Oskarsson, an Icelandic designer that was chosen by the jury for the originality of his designs and concepts.
The third edition of the Launch Pad program returned last May and featured a group of select, market-ready prototypes from 24 international design studios and independent designers–all looking for manufacturers, retailers or distributors. Oskarsson’s lamp prototypes were truly innovative and met the high quality standards needed to go to market. As part of the Launch Pad prize, Oskarsson is invited to show his new Halo and Forester lighting at both WantedDesign 2016 and the WestEdge Design Fair. That is a great opportunity for WantedDesign to be at the fair and meet with the west coast design community. www.westedgedesignfair.com
Soho Design District “Instagram Design Hunt” – October 30-31
Join WantedDesign and Soho Design District on Friday, October 30th and Saturday, October 31st for the first annual Design Hunt as part of Archtober. Visitors will have a chance to win great prizes after locating each design at the participating showrooms around Soho and posting their creative product photos to Instagram. Visit WantedDesign and Soho Design District to RSVP and find out more event details. Participants include Alessi, Artemide, Balckbody, Blu Dot, Fritz Hansen, Ingo Maurer, Ligne Roset, Luceplan/Modular, Moroso, Rolf Benz/Studio anise, Stepevi, Technogym and USAI Lighting. sohodesigndistrict.org/design-hunt