A unique platform created by two Frenchies
"During ICFF, we could not find a venue for the local design community. We were observing design weeks all over the world, and we thought it was time to design a suitable platform, which is a place of dialogue, commerce and culture at the same time. That's how we created WantedDesign in May 2011 ". - Claire Pijoulat.
WantedDesign is a platform dedicated to promote the design and the international creative community. It takes place every year in May, in parallel with ICFF in New York, with the ambition to become a major meeting point between buyers, interior designers and prescription professionals.
Being able to be defined as a fair, a festival, a trade show or a design forum, WantedDesign was founded by Claire Pijoulat and Odile Hainaut, two French expatriates who knew how to feel the artistic potential of the city of New- York. Design has indeed become an economic lever in its own right for The Big Apple, thanks to the opening of multiple studios and schools and the emergence of many designers and manufacturers. A design that is multicultural, experimental and innovative.
The French Touch, worn by the two co-founders, also seduces visitors. Avid for new challenges, the two acolytes always make sure to improve the WantedDesign program with new concepts to bring new visions of design and market trends.
In 2019, the theme of conscious design will be widely explored, as it is an urgent and essential issue. Protecting the environment, achieving sensible consumption and reducing waste are all issues that designers face in their daily tasks to create our homes and workspace. This edition will challenge design professionals with original exhibitions to forge their inspiration for shaping our future.
The WantedDesign has made a name for itself among beginners and established players and is now a real success. A human story, a very strong international network, and a springboard for many designers.
Two federator events
The WantedDesign is being held in Brooklyn and Manhattan, two symbolic New York locations. Customized events, which give off a particular energy.
A 360-degree vision of design with innovative installations, exceptional products, ephemeral stores, interactive experiences, stimulating workshops, and engaging speeches.
WantedDesign Brooklyn / May 16-20
274 36th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11232
Wednesday May 15: 5pm-11pm (by invitation only)
Thursday May 16 to Monday May 20: 11am-6pm
WantedDesign Manhattan / May 18-21
269 11th Avenue, between 27th and 28th Street, NY 10001
Friday May 17: 5pm-10pm (by invitation only)
Saturday, Sunday, Monday May 18-19-20: 10am-7pm
Tuesday May 21: 10am-5pm
WANTED DESIGN / www.wanteddesignnyc.com