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Expanded this year into two floors, WantedDesign Brooklyn is setting a new mark in its dedication to showcasing underground talent — this year gathering graduating designers from some 30 world’s leading design schools.

I walked through the show’s two floors (through May 20 at Industry City in Brooklyn) and talked to the designers about their schools’ programs, creative influences, and what’s next on their agenda.

A show by College of Design and Innovation, Tongji University (Shanghai)
A show by Whatnot Studio based at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
A project by Tecnológico de Monterrey from Mexico asked student to envision a series of stools, constrained by the size and the use of materials
A popup showcase by Cappellini
A piece by Brooklyn-based designer Matthias Oliessnig
French brand Smarin presents a transdisciplinary performance allowing visitors to bounce on their new chair, La sChaise
In Doorknobs: Beyond the Everyday showcase eighteen designers, artists and makers explore and reimagine the common doorknob


May 16—20
11 am to 6 pm
Industry City (South Brooklyn)
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Free admission

May 18—21
Sat-Mon, 10 am to 7 pm
Tue, 10 am to 5 pm
Terminal Stores (Chelsea)
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Free admission

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Designer & photographer based in New York City