For the last three years, WantedDesign has been a standout among the design events that take place during NYCxDesign and this year was no exception. With top-notch designers, students, manufacturers, and schools all exhibiting their innovative wares and collaborations, Wanted is definitely a design destination not to be missed.

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Debra Folz, who’s known for incorporating textiles and traditional craft techniques into modern design, launched some new pieces, including multilayered glass tables (above) and braided stools (below).

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Karim Rashid’s presence was felt pretty much as soon as you entered the building as he designed one of the lounges up front, but also because the man himself was there in the HP booth. HP had a large-format printer on site that prints custom wallcoverings, including one of Rashid’s designs below.

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We couldn’t help but love this richly textured and monochromatic rug from the Australian company TSAR Carpets.

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The incredibly talented and always entertaining Brooks Atwood of Pod Design (remember when we spent the day with him??) displayed his ever-growing collection of innovative designs, including his futuristic lighting and ultralight seating.

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New Zealand lighting designer David Trubridge designed a sculptural lighting installation called ‘The Elements’ that incorporated Swarovski Elements and was done in collaboration with the above mentioned TSAR Carpets.

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Joe Doucet always has something to make you stop and pause and this year it was his Hadron piece which featured a tangled string of EL (electroluminescent) inside of glass.

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The Guatamala-based FÁBRICA made us want to take a closer look and touch. Their use of unconventional materials gives each piece a tactile quality that you want to get your hands on.

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FÁBRICA design on the left and the inspiration on the right

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FÁBRICA chairs

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Designer Sinje Ollen created a colorful hand knitted cover made of hand dyed Italian merino wool for an Arne Jacobsen Egg Chair.

Stay tuned for Part 2 of WantedDesign!