Search

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.

05.25.16 | By
WantedDesign 2016: Part 1
View Slideshow

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.

WantedDesign1-2016-2-Marc-Thorpe-Moroso

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

WantedDesign1-2016-3-Estudio-Brana-swing

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

WantedDesign1-2016-4-Marina-Massone-necklace

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

WantedDesign1-2016-5-Jarre-vegetables

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.

WantedDesign1-2016-6-Dear-Human

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

WantedDesign1-2016-7-Horm-Steven-Holl

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

WantedDesign1-2016-8-LIT-neon-faces

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

WantedDesign1-2016-9-Steven-Haulenbeek

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.

WantedDesign1-2016-10-Cappellini-drum-chair

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?

WantedDesign1-2016-11-Mariem-Besbes

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

WantedDesign1-2016-12-arba-stick-stool

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 Editorial Director 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.