We already weaned you that NYCxDESIGN starts this week! Two of the top Events of this Design Week are the two WantedDesign Events that will take place in Manhattan and Brooklyn. It’s now time for My Design Agenda to tell you more about these two events!
The WantedDesign Events in Manhattan (May 19-22, 2018) and at Industry City in Brooklyn (May 17-21, 2018) are part of the NYCxDesign celebration, just like the popular ICFF Event at the Jarvis Center. Like this one, the WantedDesign Events are two mega events that share similarities with the most popular trade shows of Europe like ISaloni for instance.
This year, WantedDesign Manhattan will showcase numerous international design pavilions, including pavilions of several emerging countries in the design industry, namely Chile and Mexico. It will also feature the Launch Pad with 32 emerging designers from around the world and a Look Book featuring the work of 12 designers and makers from across North America.
The designer Oliver Haslegrave will be this year’s recipient of the 2018 American Design Honors, an award that recognizes up-and-coming American designers who embody excellence in creative design and superior entrepreneurial ability. You should also pay attention to the FDMxM Talks, a series of engaging conversations curated by Design Milk and Modenus.
WantedDesign Brooklyn joins the IC Design Festival in Sunset Park, which celebrates Industry City as a bonafide design destination. Don’t miss a series of curated exhibitions on the Factory Floor including Conscious Design and Oui Design.
There will also be a Design Schools Workshop with students from around the globe collaborating on the theme Future Heirloom. There will also be held a Career Day on May 17 and several open studio tours. This year one of the highlights is the presence of new mural painted by artist Camille Walala at Sunset Park.
Both events have free, paid and invite only events so visit the Oficial Website to learn more about what events can you attend for free and for which ones you have to buy a ticket. To help you further here are the physical addresses of both of them: WANTEDDESIGN MANHATTAN AT THE TERMINAL STORES – 269 11th Avenue, between 27th and 28th Street, NY 10001. WANTEDDESIGN BROOKLYN AT INDUSTRY CITY – 274 36th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11232.
Image SOurce – WanteddDesign, Camille Walala, Oliver Haslegrave