WantedDesign Manhattan 2019 Favorites

WantedDesign Manhattan 2019 has come and gone and this year marks the last time it will be held at the Terminal Stores in Manhattan. As always WantedDesign presented a solid exhibition filled with a curated selection of furniture, lighting, and objects by both up-and-coming and established designers from around the world. Take a look to see some of our favorite designs presented this year.

French paint brand Ressource invited French painter Thomas Labarthe to live paint during the opening night of WantedDesign. He first painted the black outline of the painting and then went back in with a collection of NYC-inspired paint colors (below). It was fun to see the painting progress as you walked back by.

As you entered the show FLOS showcased an illuminating installation of Michael Anastassiades Arrangements pendant lighting  hung from the ceiling.

Simon Johns, part of the Quebec Design booth, displayed the Ledge Console which was inspired by the cliffs around his southern Quebec studio. Hanging above was the Solis Mirror made from blackened ash, brass plated steel, and glass, which gives nod to “the horizon, the rising sun, and your reflection among it all.”

Brooklyn-based LOREKFORM designs these ethereal pendants that are made when glass is ladled onto iron plates that have been imperfectly textured throughout a multi-layered process.

The #PLDSGN booth was part pop-up shop displaying a variety of design-focused goods from Polish designers. We loved and wanted all of these Look At Me Plates designed by Magdalena Pilaczyńska. The #PLDSGN exhibition was organized by the Adam Mickiewicz Institute and is part of its program promoting Polish design worldwide.

On display at the Shanghai Design booth, the Tears Table Lamp was created by TIWUdesign and its minimalist design comprises stainless steel, glass, and marble.

Platalea Studio showed this playful, rainbow-like rug in shades of green, blue, and pink. It was designed by founder Lilia Corona as part of their Happiness Collection.

While awaiting the birth of his second baby, Brooklyn-based designer Evan Z. Crane shared a number of cool, new designs, including the Offering Mirror which doubles as a sculptural wall object. The bronze mirror is paired with a blackened steel, wall-mounted shelf that can add the perfect amount of function to an entryway.

Lake + Wells are a husband-and-wife team who have created the clever Jax LED lighting system that reimagines the age-old crystal chandelier with its customizable options.

Slash Objects mixes brass, marble, and concrete with recycled rubber to form everyday objects in unexpected ways, like in the COEXIST Daybed.

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.