Presenting the 2023 WantedDesign Manhattan’s Launch Pad Final Participants

04.14.23 | By
Presenting the 2023 WantedDesign Manhattan’s Launch Pad Final Participants

As the official media partner alongside Clever, we are so excited to share this year’s final participants of the 2023 WantedDesign Manhattan Launch Pad competition – all 68 of them! This year’s program is sponsored by American Standard and the showcase of designers and their original designs will be on view at WantedDesign Manhattan at the Javits Center from May 21-23, 2023 in conjunction with ICFF. As always, there will be two winners announced as Best of Launch Pad, one for Lighting and one for Furniture/Home Accessories. We can’t wait to see who the winners will be! In the meantime, get to know a sampling of the 68 participants in this year’s show:

modern floor lamp

Bumki Song

frosted glass pendant lamp

Cassie Builds It

six geometric rugs

Difane & Brera Studio

three floor lamps in the sand


two modern coffee tables

Erika Cross

modern ice bucket


yellow mushrooms growing out the side of a white container

Good Growing

three totem sculptures

Kanak Studio

modern screen divider

Mike Newins x Make Nice

dual tone wooden chair

Ming-Li Chang

lamp figurines

Poorex – Bartosz Mucha

three gradient chairs

Shreya Somani

modern bar cart

Stephen Lynn Design

red geometric pendant lamp

Studio Fou

arch wall lamp

True Bend Studio

pink and peach bulbous glass lamp

Tz Maker Studio

pink sculptural chair

X-ZOO Design

modular storage unit


black side table with attached lamp

Yifu Guo

Also participating in Launch Pad this year are:

Ana Corkidi

Atelier Morphology

Bin design studio

Black Oveja

C.K. Studio


Colectivo Cinco x Cinco


Dark Matter Glass

David Hwang


Ernesto Pastore

Fefo Studio + DQ

fiVO Design

Fons Faber Studio

Furnished Forever

Jangir Maddadi Design Bureau


Joey Zeledón Studio

John Dixon

Kamilla Csegzi



Lincoln Chen Design

Madeline Isakson

Michal Korchowiec

Milan Bhullar

mYAcKRo Studio

Narciso Marengo Studio

Nteje Studio

Onoto Collab

OPEN by James Williams III

Orbita Furniture

Other Bad Habits

OTQ design

Paz y Bien | Taller Escuela de Carpintería

rachel mcgovern dsign

ray barn


Shaunak Patel

Studio Artifact

Studio Mau Mau

The Galante Architecture Studio

Tianning Zhao

Wang Yichu

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