Walking the long Manhattan blocks to Wanted Design's New York Design Week show may seem like a test of endurance, but those who make it to the Meat Packing District's La Venue know that it was well worth the effort. Wanted Design created a platform that brought together international designers, architects, craftsmen, manufacturers, curators and communication specialists to showcase, discuss and collaborate on inspiring and innovative designs. The event is set within a stunning rehabilitated warehouse space that showcases an amazing array of projects, which included on-site workshops and some stellar sustainable pieces from some of our favorite studios. Read on for a look inside!
The Seed System designed by David Trubridge is a flat-pack design that unfolds into a set of stunning hanging lamps that range in size up to eight feet high. The lamp is based in the idea of producing “minimum volume for maximum effect.” Trubridge developed a new parametric software program to determine the most efficient way they could be freighted as a kit set that would allow for easy assembly at any destination.
The VOOS showroom featured the 3/1 Chair by DMFD , which is made from recycled cork and painted fsc-certified plywood. Available in an array of hues, the design is ideal for children or for adding a little bit of color to any room.
Sleek and simple, the Hall Table by Big Prototype is the perfect way to deal with entryway clutter. The Hall table accommodates keys, change, bags and other everyday essentials you may need as you come and go on your daily missions. Each table has been constructed from reclaimed pine timbers.
These recyclable felt Dino desk lamps from Deger Cengiz have flexible necks that can be positioned and repositioned as necessary. Each Dino even houses a container for your desktop goods or a plant that is lit from overhead by a bright white LED bulb.
These subway-inspired lanterns by Brooklyn-based Jeff Mayer are based on the same lanterns used by the NYC engineers underground in the subway tunnels, but they have been customized for home use by 718 Made in Brooklyn. Measuring 12″h x 6″w x 6″d, each LED lantern is a fun and quirky way to bring some urban edge into your home.
The Skip Light by Takeshi Miyakawa is an otherworldly illuminating block that glows with LED bulbs. If you’re looking for a way to modernize your space, these are probably you best bet.
We’ve reported on the Tatum Lounge by Andrew Rumpler before, but we were thrilled to finally see it in person. The carefully constructed chair transforms reclaimed piano into a lounge chair that’s definitely more durable than it looks.
The Terra terrarium by Fort Standard is an incredible green world in and of itself. The glass icosahedron is framed in hard maple and spins on top of a matching tripod base that allows the viewer to experience the plants within from 360 degrees. The terrarium features a twenty year-old Japanese Fukien Tea Bonsai Tree as well as other supporting woodland plants and mosses.
BYC4 combines the basic, the sustainable and the luxurious to create everyday housewares. Their display featured sustainably harvested wood bowls and glazed avocado cups!
Why try to improve on what mother nature has designed? The hand-finished Branch table by D2 has been fashioned from a found table and branch.
We were definitely charmed by these letter chairs by French design team Tabisso. Built from sustainably harvested wood and upholstered with an eco-textile from Kvadrat, the chairs are available in all letters of the alphabet and can even be complimented with a punctuation lamp!
WantedDesign also hosted a number of panels and workshops, including this iron course.
Colleen & Eric are Brooklyn designers, were brought together over a shared love of offbeat design. They’re sweet table lamp duo is a perfect bedside addition.
April Hannah is one of our favorite designers when it comes to children’s furniture. Her modern tables and stools are made from FSC-certified wood, feature eco-friendly finishes, and beautifully and comfortably accommodate any kid!
David Trubridge’s lamp was set as the lobby’s centerpiece – and for good reason! The stunning design set the tone for the entire space of inspiring works.