WantedDesign 2016: Part 1

We visited one of our NYCxDESIGN week favorites, WantedDesign, an exhibition curated by Odile Hainaut and Claire Pijoulat that brings some of the best up-and-coming talent from around the world. Take a look at the first part of our roundup of WantedDesign Manhattan 2016.

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WantedDesign 2016: Part 1

Graphic artists Antoine+Manuel were commissioned by Visual Magnetics and WantedDesign, in conjunction with Oui Design, to design this interactive wall installation of graphic and mirrored elements made by Visual Magnetics.


Designer Marc Thorpe presented HUSK for MOROSO M’Afrique, a collection of outdoor seating inspired by a corn husk.


Estudio Brana’s woven swing with fringe hung in the Argentina Through Design section.


Marina Massone’s bold necklaces looked like pleated ribbons, but were actually metal.


Part of the Québec Design collective, Jarre is rethinking how food is stored in the kitchen with their system of units to contain your fruits and vegetables.


Also part of Québec Design, Dear Human always has fun wares made from recycled paper sourced from local industry waste.


The Steven Holl-designed Riddled Totem shelf for HORM doubles as a sculptural piece with it’s perforated wooden panels.


Lit debuted their collection of neon faces that bring emojis to your walls.


Steven Haulenbeek was the recipient of the 2016 American Design Honors award that was presented by WantedDesign and Bernhardt Design. He showed a collection of work, including this console that was carved from a solid 1,200 pound block of resin-bonded sand.


Designed for Cappellini, the sculptural Drum chair by Mac Stopa reflects the hexagonal drum pads of the ’80s. The seat back kind of looks like a whale that’s diving back into the ocean, doesn’t it?


Mariem Besbes is a fabric and textile designer who launched SARJ, which means saddle in Arabic, a collection of woven, saddle-like seats.


AlQanfud, which is Arabic-Tunisian for “urchin”, is a stool by architecture firm arba. At first glance, its spiky surface, like an urchin, might make you pass it by, but it’s actually a comfortable sit.

Stay tuned for Part 2!

Caroline Williamson is Editor-in-Chief of Design Milk. She has a BFA in photography from SCAD and can usually be found searching for vintage wares, doing New York Times crossword puzzles in pen, or reworking playlists on Spotify.