Since its debut, WantedDesign always had the great ambition to build a unique design destination, where business meets culture. For that reason, its programs were always curated and developed having in mind that anyone in the design community could become involved and learn, meet, discuss, debate.

Throughout the years, WantedDesign has become more than a tradeshow, but a hub for conversations, a gathering of international actors, and a community: brands, designers, editors, museums and schools altogether for a celebration of the design ethos.

Even more, WantedDesign has created innovative tools to facilitate business opportunities, at each level of the design chain. Multiple success stories were born there; underlining that WantedDesign has carved a new type of tradeshow, one that fits hand-in-hand with New York’s creative vibe.

WantedDesign Manhattan, May 13-16
Friday may 13: Preview (by invitation only)
Saturday May 14 & Sunday May 15: From 10am to 7pm (open to trade and public)
Monday May 16: From 10am to 7pm (open to trade only)

Saturday May 14, Sunday May 15, Monday May 16: 12pm-1pm Conversation Series presented with Metropolis and supported by Grimshaw, Alpi, Lighting Science and Axor + Hansgrohe

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Friday May 13
12:00-4:00 pm: Press preview (invitation only)
4:00 – 7:00 pm: Interior Designers preview (invitation only)
Friday May 13 – 7-10 pm: Opening party (invitation only)

Saturday May 14

12:00pm- 1:00pm: Conversation Series

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.

Among the most outstanding protagonists of Italian design, the speakers invited by Interni and Wanted Design will discuss the current perception of Made in Italy in the United States and describe future scenarios and possibilities of one of the biggest worldwide markets, providing remarkable insights from their privileged perspectives. Comparing experiences and opinions on the impact of Italian design on the American market, distribution and its critical issues, the evolution of brands and major opportunities.
In the Conversation Room

Sunday May 15

12:00pm- 1:00pm: Conversation Series

2:00-3:00pm: French-American talk, Presented with Intramuros. With Jerry Helling, Bernhardt Design President; Oceane Delain, French designer; Jean Paul Bath, VIA Director; Matt Sindall, designer and ENSCI Les Ateliers teacher
Moderated by Chantal Hamaide, Intramuros Publisher and Editor-in-Chief.
In the Conversation Room
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Monday May 16

12:00pm- 1:00pm: Conversation Series

1:30pm to 3:00pm: Launch Pad Best of 2016 Jury Review & Announcement
Led by Jaime Derringer, Founder and Executive Editor of Design Milk
Including Marva Griffin Wilshire, Founder of Salone del Mobile, Milano and Curator and International Press Director of SaloneSatellite; Giulio Cappellini, Creative Director, Capellini; Massimo Zanatta, Director of the Marangoni Design Campus; Noah Schwarz, Director of Merchandising, Design Within Reach.
The Launch Pad program is presented by Design Milk and Design Within Reach.

3:30-5:00pm: Design Schools Workshop Jury Final Review
Jury Committee includes Allan Chochinov, Chair of SVA|NYC MFA Products of Design and Editor-at-Large of design blog Core77; Susan Szenasy, Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Metropolis magazine; Caroline Baumann, Director of the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum; Maz Zouhairi, President and CEO of Lalique North America. The Design Schools Workshop is presented with media partner Core77.
In the Conversation Room

WantedDesign Manhattan at the Terminal Stores
269 11th Avenue, between 27th and 28th Street, NY 10001
Register HERE to attend

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Launch Pad review – WantedDesign 2015