Voting for WantedDesign LaunchPad 2019 Is Now Open

The NYCxDESIGN buzz has arrived. This year, Design Milk is sponsoring WantedDesign’s Launch Pad alongside our lounge sponsor, EQ3. If you haven’t heard of Launch Pad, it’s an international platform recognizing emerging designers who are pushing the envelope with their innovative concepts, prototypes and designs.

From now until May 22nd, you can vote for your favorite independent designer or small company under the two furniture and lighting categories – there are 34 of them this year! Then on May 22nd, two winners (one from each category) will be picked by a panel of professionals including: our very own Jaime Derringer of Design Milk; Marva Griffin Wilshire, Founder and Curator of SaloneSatellite and International Press Director of Salone del Mobile Milano; Giulio Cappellni, Creative Director of Cappellini; Thom Fougere, Creative Director of EQ3; and Shant Madjarian, Founder & Creative Director of Juniper.

Last year’s Lighting Winner: LALAYA Design

Last year’s Furniture/Decor Winner: Maryam Z. Turkey

Check out all the participating designers and then vote for your favorite!

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