LAUNCH PAD 2019, presented with Design Milk

Launch Pad 2019, presented with Design Milk, is celebrating its 7th anniversary this May.

A staple in the US, Launch Pad at WantedDesign is an outstanding international platform for emerging designers that introduces new concepts and showcases prototypes of furniture, home accessories and lighting. This is the best place during NYCxDESIGN for manufacturers to meet new designers, discover fresh ideas and potential products to develop. Each of the two categories, Furniture/Home accessories and Lighting, will feature international design studios and independent designers, for a total of 34 pre-selected participants: 25 in the furniture category and 9 in lighting, representing a number of countries, including Argentina, Mexico, Canada, England, India, US and France.

The 2019 Launch Pad winners
Design Machin, Lighting
studio.SunnyKim, Furniture

A recognition per category will be awarded to the standout product that meets the highest level of concept, creativity and design. The Launch Pad program is the opportunity to collaborate, share and create a thriving ecosystem where designers, manufacturers and visionaries can connect. As a result, the Launch Pad has contributed to many success stories, creating connections and projects that went beyond the participants’ expectations, confirming the need of this original program.

Launch Pad jury 2019

Jaime Derringer, Founder and Executive Director of Design Milk.
Marva Griffin Wilshire – Founder and Curator of SaloneSatellite and International Press Director of Salone del Mobile Milano
Giulio Cappellni – Creative Director of Cappellini
Enri Tielmann, VP of Product Development of EQ3
Shant Madjarian – Founder & Creative Director of Juniper



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Launch Pad is presented with


Lounge sponsored by EQ3

Read more about success stories from the last 4 years of Launch Pad designers.