Wanted Design is part of the New York Design week, a creative destination for the design community with innovative installations, student workshops, engaging discourse and more. This third edition year of the event will be feature in New York, from 17th to 20th of May and have the participation of exhibitors like David Trubridge, Raison Pure NYC, Juniper, Playable Studio, GT2P.
Building from the success of WantedDesign’s debut in 2011, and amazing programming and attendance in 2012, the third edition will feature a strongly curated exhibition of international designers along with a rich conversation series, design workshops, a pop-up store, convivial lounges and more.
Located in the landmark Terminal Stores building on 11th Avenue between 27th and 28th streets, and featuring high ceilings, exposed brick walls and unique architectural details, WantedDesign offers participants and visitors alike with a unique and dynamic international design experience. WantedDesign is the meeting point for designers, manufacturers, industrials, craftsmen, students, design institutions, the press and all design lovers. WantedDesign is also playing a strong role, with our partners, to make NYCxDESIGN more dynamic and transform New York into a real design destination.
This studio is involved in architecture, art and design projects. The continuous process of research and experimentation in digital crafting, promoting new encounters between the technologies for projecting and the richness of the local expressed in traditional materials and techniques. They have developed a work methodology that has two dimensions.
David Trubridge from New Zealand has designed an installation called ‘The Elements’ to launch his new book ‘So Far’. His shows are anticipated sculptural installations and this year he takes this to a new level in a collaboration with TSAR carpets. The lighting component utilizes Swarovski Elements. The installation is a quietly contemplative space, encouraging reflection on the vital role of the elements.
Raison Pure NYC L’Orangerie is a foundation dedicated to helping inner city high school students discover craftsmanship and design – inspiring them with career choices in areas they may not have imagined. We realized the lack of options for students not going on to college. By partnering with designers and craftsmen who are an important part of our own success, we want to help young people to learn about different crafts and foster their own creative spirit.
Juniper is a Brooklyn-based design and manufacturing company founded in 2011. At Juniper, we believe that good design is essential and holds the power to change people’s lives. We want to share this passion by offering thoughtfully realized solutions in lighting, furniture and accessories that address the way people live today. Juniper is also excited to launch a line of contemporary office accessories and lighting from award-winning designers in the USA and Europe.
Playable Studio designs spaces that say “yes” to play. The objects we design serve as meeting points between the generations through multifunction, playability, and beauty. Founder, Willie Hoffman, is a designer, philosopher, educator, and craftsman. While studying philosophy at the University of Virginia he co-founded the Center for Experimental Living, whose mission is to expose valuable misinterpretations of normative reality.