The WantedDesign team sends thanks to all our participants, supporters and to the more than 18,000 people who visited WantedDesign in Manhattan and Brooklyn during NYCxDESIGN. On May 16, we kicked off WantedDesign Brooklyn with an event at Industry City that welcomed thousands to celebrate the inspiring exhibitions from around the globe and the work of emerging student designers. Watch the VIDEO
WantedDesign Brooklyn was home to the Design Schools Workshop, a collaborative exercise with 20 students from design schools from the US, France, Finland and Mexico; the Transatlantic Creative Exchange in partnership with the Cultural Services of the French Embassy; Rockland Barbecue, an installation by Fort Makers and Visual Magnetics and more. For the first time at WantedDesign Manhattan, we partnered with Design Milk and Modenus for an engaging series of talks; the always inspiring Launch Pad featuring up-and-coming designers in the realm of lighting, furniture and objects; the Rado Star Prize; the third annual American Design Honors presented alongside Bernhardt Design, which was awarded to Studio Gorm; and WANTED Interiors with Sony Lifespace UX and designed by students from Pratt and the Rockwell Group. International design as presented from Mexico, Argentina, Barcelona, Brazil, France, the Netherlands and more.
Lastly, we closed out NYCxDESIGN with a festive celebration in the historic Seaport District where we now have two permanent retail locations. At the outposts of WantedDesign, we were so thrilled to connect with an international network (70% from the US and 30% from countries around the world) of designers, architects, retailers, manufacturers, media and those who simply love the inspiration from design.
Thank you again to the participants, visitors, our partners and sponsors and friends who continue to make WantedDesign a cornerstone of NYCxDESIGN. Sign up for our email newsletter so you don’t miss any news from us in the following months.