Out of all design shows happening in New York in May, Wanted Design is probably the least elitarian: you’ll hardly be able to define the crowd there, and it’s what makes the show unique. There’re student projects from all over the world, along with small studios and large studios. There’s a fine roster of fashion, home goods, art, architecture, and furniture — all coming together into a peculiar and highly entertaining mix. Wanted Design is a perfect show for non-designers to understand the idea behind design thinking as a process.
Huggie Dougie chair by Doug Fertig that alleviates stress by mimicking the feeling of being hugged.
A fictional newspaper created by the SVA students explaining their projects.
Outside the Box collection curates design goods from 11 off-the-beaten path towns and cities to highlight the breadth of local talent.
IC Gallery showcasing the work of designers and makers occupying space at Industry City.
Grow-It-Yourself Sustainable Lampshades made with mushroom materials designed by Danielle Trofe for Evacotive.
Transatlantic Creative Exchange showcases five French-American duos showcasing their latest pieces.
Design Talks at Wanted Design
May 18 at 5 (at The Landing, 238 36 St.)
Swiss Touch presents: craftsmen & designers, story of encounters
A panel discussion with Swiss designer Dimitri Bähler, Hors Pistes and international speakers.
May 18 at 6 (at Camp David, 237 36 St.)
Adapt & Reuse: New approaches for recycling Urban Fabric
Participants: David van der Leer, Van Alen Institute – present Van Alen’s public installation competitions at Flat Iron and Times Square as reuse of public space through design; Daniel Pittman, Design Director, A/D/O – present the on-going projects A/D/O has with designers on temporary installations they do in their building.
How to get there
From Times Square or Union Square (30 min travel time)
Take Brooklyn-bound N train towards Coney Island.
Exit at 36 St. Station