Now in its second year running, Wanted Design is an international exhibition of some of the best and brightest minds in design - and this year's show during New York Design Week didn't disappoint with its remarkable array of green furniture, beautiful lighting solutions, and cleverly conceived products. We were thrilled to see some of our favorite green designers unveil new projects - like UM Project's robot lights and David Trubridge's aluminum coral lamps - and we were wowed by several fresh new designs like a living grass table, a series of recycled taxi cab lamps, and a gigantic chair made entirely from LEGO bricks!
Inhabitat favorite Francois Chambard of UM Project unveiled an adorable army of modular robots made from a standardized lighting unit. The quirky bots range from a miniature terrarium to retro robot lamps and even a sci-fi sound-generating theremin!
This lush living picNYC Table by Haiko Cornelissen brings a burst of green to any room. The USA-made aluminum table features a planter bed that can be used to grow grass, flowers, or even herbs – for a new take on farm-to-table eating.
Guilhem de Castelbajac scours old garages and auto repair shops for defunct taxis, and then transforms their beacons into awesome accent lights! Dubbed Off Duty No More, his collection of recycled taxi lamps are fitted with low-energy LED lights and set upon bases that mimic the hoods of cars.
Alessandro Jordao unveiled a larger-than-life chair made entirely from LEGO bricks!
Nadia Belalia transforms old colanders into gorgeous pendant lamps that resemble flowers and other organic forms. The recycled lights can be fitted with low-energy LED bulbs, and the colanders’ perforated screens cast dancing shadows upon nearby surfaces.
Danielle Trofe showcased her Live Screen – an elegant indoor gardening solution that infuses dreary spaces with a breath of fresh air. The planter system uses hydroponic technology to grow healthy plants indoors all year-round.
Deger Cengiz‘s Enlightened Table is a playful multifunctional design that combines a small side table with an energy-efficient LED lamp – perfect for setting next to your favorite reading chair.
David Trubridge also launched a new line of flat-pack aluminum coral lamps, which are suitable for use outside.
David Trubridge‘s Baskets of Knowledge lamps were inspired by a Maori creation myth that states the gods gave humans three baskets containing the knowledge they needed to live on earth.
The iget.it pop-up shop was filled with a variety of clever design finds – we loved these modular ceramic planters by Andrew Erdle.
My Project showcased its Soho Collection, featuring an American-made table that comes with all kinds of tricks up its sleeve. The multifunctional desk has an integrated hanging file system, a pop-up plank that hides space for cable management, and a built-in bookshelf