Six Designers from WantedDesign 2018
by Laurence Carr
This week was a whirlwind for me as I spent several days immersed in the international design world at WantedDesign in Manhattan. Launched in 2011, WantedDesign is an innovative international design conference founded by Odile Hainaut and Claire Pijoulat. Its mission is to bring together members of the design community from New York City and beyond to foster dialogue and encourage partnerships.
What inspires me the most is how the conference’s programming pushes the envelope, opening conversations about new innovations and ideas that are shaking up the industry. Every May, the event serves as an inspiring meeting point for designers, manufacturers, buyers, distributors, craftspeople, and all design lovers. This year’s conference was no exception and allowed me to swap ideas with some of the greatest minds in the design industry while solidifying partnerships. I have no doubt that the relationships I built at WantedDesign will greatly benefit my clients and enhance my designs. Here are just a few of my favorite finds.