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Preview the Manhattan and Brooklyn Editions of WantedDesign 2019

With WantedDesign 2019about to get underway in two distinct venues—Wanted Brooklyn at Industry City (May 16-20) and Wanted Manhattan at Terminal Stores (May 18-21)—we asked co-founders Odile Hainaut and Claire Pijoulat about the fair’s theme, its new student design awards, and the second year of its bespoke Look Book at the Manhattan edition. The duo, both born in France, worked in the design and art fields before founding WantedDesign in 2011 to coincide with ICFF (International Contemporary Furniture Fair) in New York. The event is now an integral part of the annual NYCxDESIGN calendar.

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Interior Design: How would you describe the 2019 theme of “Conscious Design” in the context of the Manhattan and Brooklyn editions of WantedDesign?

Odile Hainaut and Claire Pijoulat: In 2018, “Conscious Design” was defined as a leading theme to present sustainable projects that foresee what the future can be, if supported by creative vision and smart decisions. In 2019, the notion of conscious design will be encouraged and more widely highlighted in the WantedDesign programming as it is an urgent and essential matter. Protecting the environment, achieving reasonable consumption, and reducing waste are all issues that designers face on their daily tasks to create our homes and our work spaces, in addition to bringing beauty to healthier living.

Facing climate change, evaluating the impact we have on our planet and on civilization itself, falls now more than ever under the scope of responsibilities of all designers and creatives at large. As event organizers, we have the opportunity to have a voice; these are issues that we want to address specifically and that we implement in the way we build the show itself in encouraging our exhibitors to embrace a zero-waste approach when producing their installation. Last year we were able to reduce our waste by 50 percent, and in 2019 our policy is the first item in the contract we send to our exhibitors. 

The 2019 edition will challenge design professionals with original exhibits and showcases in order to forge their inspiration when drawing our future. Both destinations, Manhattan and Brooklyn, will include numerous educational (and fun) activities such as workshops, demos, and talks for the visitors and participants to connect, share, learn, and discover what should come next.

WantedDesign Brooklyn will take place at Industry City. Photography courtesy of WantedDesign.

ID: What can student designers attending WantedDesign this year expect to gain from the different programming of the Brooklyn and Manhattan editions?

OH and CP: WantedDesign Brooklyn will have the Factory Floor dedicated to the Schools exhibit, with 30 schools coming from all over the world (France, China, Mexico, El Salvador, England, the United States, etc.). Now this show is becoming a not-to-be-missed destination to discover young talent. For the students, it’s a stepping stone to build up their professional network, which we know is essential.

Students will benefit directly from our ever-growing number of visitors, including design professionals and manufacturers. This year, for the first time, we have organized a jury to award the best design-student projects. It’s a way to highlight and support them even more. The jury will be led by Avinash Rajagopal, editor in chief of Metropolis, and includes Ayse Birsel, co-founder of Birsel + Seck; Andrea Lipps, assistant curator of contemporary design at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum; and Jonsara Ruth, co-founder and design director of Healthy Materials Lab at Parsons School of Design.

Five Awards will be given to the following: Best Original Concept and Design, Best Sustainable Solution, Best Project with Social Impact, Best Ready-to-be-Implemented-or-Produced (Project or Product), and Best Conscious Design Project (that unites three of the four previous criteria). Those five students will benefit from special promotion, and this review is a chance to show their project to professionals who can help with constructive criticism and a real eye for design.

We are also hosting various activities and programming that will be learning experiences for the students. For schools, we are really building opportunities of exchange and partnerships, which is essential.

Lastly, we are partnering again with AIGANY to host the 3rd Spring Wanted Job Fair. It’s a “speed dating” format, not portfolio review, offering a chance for young designers to meet with creative firms.

WantedDesign Manhattan will take place at Terminal Stores. Photography courtesy of WantedDesign.

ID: What can members of the trade attending WantedDesign this year expect to gain from the different programming of the Brooklyn and Manhattan editions?

OH and CP: In Manhattan, we always have a great presence of group exhibits from all over the world. This is really a unique feature of our show. This is how we share original design, new ideas, new material, new potential collaborations. Visitors will meet with Polish, Egyptian—for the first time in the U.S., and it’s a large group of 13 designers—Canadian, Mexican, and Colombian designers.

It’s also the second year of Look Book, a program dedicated to the promotion of the best high-end designers and makers in North America. This section of the show targets interior designers and architects who are looking for talented designers/makers with unique know-how to create bespoke pieces.

In the Launch Pad program, visitors will discover a large selection of 33 international designers, in two categories, furniture and lighting, who have a product ready to be launched in the U.S. market and are looking for the right partner to do it.

Wanted Interiors will explore the Future of Water/Bathroom 2025, a research project resulting from a collaboration between a team from Pratt Accelerator and the American Standard creative team, which is sponsoring this program. It involves how to change behaviors when using water, new scenarios and new ways to build bathroom for a sustainable urban living.

Last but not least, our talk series presented by DesignMilk and Clever is also a great focus for people who want to use WantedDesign as a resource and networking platform.

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ASID Events

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MAY
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ICFF

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ICFF is North America’s platform for global design. Over 900 exhibitors from across the globe showcase what’s best and what’s next for luxury interior design to more than 38,000 design industry attendees each year in New York.

 

DATE AND TIME

8:00 AM
5/19/2019 – 5/22/2019

LOCATION

Jacob K. Javits Convention Center
655 W. 34th St.
New York, NY 10001
United States

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ICFF offers an unparalleled opportunity to view innovative design trends from across the globe and experience interactive, educational programming led by the industry’s leading designers and icons. Architects, interior designers, visual merchandisers, and developers visit ICFF each year for inspiration and concepts to apply in their next design project.

HIGHLIGHTS OF ICFF

  • ICFF Talks
    Positioned on the show floor, ICFF Talks features design visionaries and leaders who share insight and knowledge as it relates to the interior design world
  • ICFF Studio
    In its 14th year, ICFF and Bernhardt Design bring the next crop of emerging designers to the forefront through the juried ICFF Studio competition
  • NYCxDESIGN Awards & Party
    Presented by Interior Design Magazine and ICFF, the NYCxDESIGN Awards & Party is a highlight of NYCxDESIGN, New York’s annual celebration of design that attracts hundreds of thousands of attendees and designers from across the globe

ASID AT ICFF

ASID is thrilled to showcase the impact of design at ICFF, engage with visitors, and explore the beautiful, impactful, and sometimes surprising ways that design impacts lives. We’ll also provide timely and relevant education sessions each day.

 

Sunday, May 19

12 – 1 p.m. Aging in Place in an Urban Environment: New Design Solutions
Speakers: TBD

How do we design housing to accommodate multiple generations with different needs, incorporating cutting-edge solutions for flexibility and accessibility? Learn how multi-family and community housing in urban environments is evolving to reflect new family structures and an aging population. You’ll come away with practical ideas to help you create flexible living spaces to fit and adapt to the current trends of universal and accessible design.

Monday, May 20

12 – 1 p.m. Creating Purpose-Driven Spaces: What Does it Look Like to Leverage Design for Good?
Speaker: Meena Krenek, ASID, LEED BD+C

Human emotion is uniquely tied to human behavior. An individual’s emotional connection to a space, environment, or culture can provide a strong sense of belonging. This is valuable for developing engagement within spaces we design. As designers, we have the ability to impact behaviors through our design decisions. We must be mindful of this power as we seek a deeper meaning, experience, or contribution to society with our work. It’s important to continuously understand our audience and build spaces that represent a greater purpose and relationship to the activities that happen within, inspiring users and reaching their hearts and minds. In today’s world, everything is so highly competitive and constantly evolving that when designers create purpose-driven spaces, they develop a level of captivation and engagement with the environment which sets them apart.

Meena Krenek, ASID, LEED BD+C

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Tuesday, May 21

12 – 1 p.m. Business Skills for Creatives: What You Need to Know About Contracts and Fees
Speaker: Phyllis Harbinger, ASID, NCIDQ, CID

The contract between you and your client is a legal document, and plays a critical role in setting the tone and establishing yourself as a professional. Every contract includes a section on Designer Compensation, and we’ll show you how to effectively present your fee structure to reflect the true value of your design services, giving you guidelines and tips so that you can maximize profits. Gain insight and strategies to help you establish the right price point for your creative skills, services, and design vision – ensuring business profitability and success.

Phyllis Harbinger, ASID, NCIDQ, CID

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THE ASID DESIGN IMPACT AWARDS

The ASID DESIGN IMPACT Awards recognize innovative products that put people and the environment at the center of design intent. Winning products will be featured by exhibitors at ICFF.

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15 Standout Products to See at ICFF 2018

Brand-new lighting, wall covering, and furnishings not to be missed at ICFF 2018. Register today using promo code “idmag” to receive complimentary fair badges for industry professionals.

Diego by Harry and Claudia Washington for Bernhardt Design.
Aster by Nemo Tile.
Metropolis Wall Sconce by Juniper Design.
Canopy by Tempaper.
Constellation by Sonneman.
Alape by Dornbracht.
Fraction Collection by Gentner Design.
Hood Chandelier by Brendan Ravenhill Studio.
Miramar by Zavotti.
Pris Crystalline by PELLE.
Dutchmaster Floral by Kohler.
Blemont Floor Lamp by Pablo Designs.
Sakonnet Chair by O&G Studio.
Von Collection by Ercol.
Oxford Table Lamp by Original BTC.

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NYCxDESIGN Awards 2018 Celebrates City’s Best at Pier 17

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Eight hundred guests gathered at Pier 17 on Monday night to celebrate the winners of the third NYCxDESIGN Awards, presented by Interior Design and ICFF. NYCxDESIGN, an annual celebration of product and project design homegrown in New York City and its boroughs, has been going strong for five years and the awards ceremony only continues to grow with the city-sponsored design event.

Interior Design editor in chief Cindy Allen hosted the 2018 NYCxDESIGN Awards. Photography by Erik Bardin.

Interior Design editor in chief Cindy Allen hosted the event, which received product and project entries from over 24 different countries and all five boroughs.

“We launched the NYCxDESIGN Awards to celebrate our beloved city and showcase New York City’s best and brightest that are literally bursting from every borough,” proclaimed Cindy. “Giving these awards is the biggest joy in my life, but having to select just one winner out of all these excellent submissions is my nightmare.”

The Lladró Guest overlooking the East River. Photography by Erik Bardin.

The evening started with product winners, which included design objects from Luceplan, Baxter, and Sony Electronics. Project winners included Gensler, Parts & Labor, and Rockwell Group. For the second year, the student product design category received over 100 submissions, all generously underwritten by NYCxDESIGN. Winners received the now iconic Llardró Guest figurine.

The jovial vibe of the night was best summarized by ICFF director Kevin O’Keefe. “The first year we did this, we filled the MoMA. The second year we did it, we had a waitlist,” said O’Keefe. “These awards have taken on a life of their own, and they highlight one simple truth: New York City is the design capital of the world.”

Pier 17. Photography by Erik Bardin.

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ICFF to Host Silent Auction in Memory of Anna Hernandez

ICFF will host a silent auction to benefit the Anna Hernandez-Luna Textiles Education Fund and the Alzheimer’s Association. Anna Hernandez, president, founder, and CEO of Luna Textiles, passed away in 2016 due to complications from Alzheimer’s.

 

In 2016, Anna Hernandez succumbed to Alzheimer’s disease. Hernandez, the distinguished founder of Luna Textiles and wife of Interior Design Hall of Fame member Michael Vanderbyl, actively sought to make a difference in the commercial design community, even serving on the IIDA International Board of Directors as Vice President of Industry Relations in 2007-2008. The industry has since worked tirelessly to keep Hernandez’s legacy alive. Shortly after her death, the IIDA partnered with Hernandez’s family and Luna Textiles to establish the Anna Hernandez-Luna Textiles Education Fund, which helps advance the education and empowerment of women in design.

Artistic Tile will contribute a $5,000 gift card to their showroom, which entitles the bearer to $5,000 towards the purchase of natural stone slabs through any Artistic Tile showroom or at the Artistic Tile Slab Gallery in Secaucus, NJ. Pictured here is the Michael Aram Collection for Artistic Tile.

To benefit the fund, the 30th edition of ICFF will host a silent auction of furnishings, kitchen & bath products, and other artful objects. The initiative invites over 900 exhibiting companies to donate their latest products to a 1,600-square-foot pavilion where attendees can bid on items during the fair. The first $5,000 raised will match the Anna Hernandez-Luna Textiles Education Fund Award, totaling a $10,000 grant from the IIDA Foundation and ICFF. Remaining proceeds will be donated to the Alzheimer’s Association, a leading voluntary health organization supporting Alzheimer’s care and research.

Bernhardt Design will contribute a Go chair by Ross Lovegrove.

“When we were asked to host the Anna Hernandez-Luna Textiles Education Award, we felt there was a great opportunity to do more,” says Kevin O’Keefe, senior vice president of Emerald Expositions. “How wonderful it is that ICFF together with the architect and designer community can give back and help cure this crippling disease that touches everyone in our society.”

Koncept will contribute a NLG lamp.

“We’re proud to honor Anna’s memory by presenting her industry peers with the opportunity to foster the continued education and growth of women in design, while also recognizing their incredible accomplishments,” says IIDA executive vice president and CEO Cheryl S. Durst, an Interior Design Hall of Fame member. “The silent auction sponsored by our partners at ICFF provides a much-appreciated layer of support by matching the IIDA Foundation grant, but also demonstrates a strong sense of unity and empowerment within the design community at large.”

Duravit will contribute a Brioso basin.
Woven Concepts will contribute a Pinsky rug.

 

The Anna Hernandez-Luna Textiles Education Fund Award will be presented by the IIDA Foundation on Wednesday, May 23, at 3:00 PM, followed by a gala reception and ceremony for the ICFF auction winners. Be a part of the ceremony reception and register today.

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