New York is said to be the city that never sleeps and, it’s true, its intense pulse gave birth to a lot of trends and massive movements. Also, New York is known as an artistic center for all kinds of art and its the place that gathers thousands of creatives in search of getting their break and becoming famous.
Of course, design is no exception and the beauty of such a metropolis is in its diversity of styles and the wide array of events and tools meant to uncover innovation and genuine talents.
One of these is WantedDesign, a platform “dedicated to promoting design and fostering the international creative community throughout the year”. And some of the best ones of this community meet up in Manhattan starting today, the 15th of May 2015, until Monday, the 18th of May 2015. Although it was only founded in 2011 (by Odile Hainaut and Claire Pijoulat), it’s grown spectacularly in the last four years and 2015 is the year of a remarkable expansion, symbolized by a second big event in a second location.
Sadly, we won’t be able to participate directly, but we’ll follow the event remotely and try to find out everything we can about the conversation series, the workshops and most of all about the exhibited pieces. In fact, we’re quite familiar with one of them.
We recently found out with great joy (and pride) that one of the exhibited models will be our very own SO 237, the work of Alegre Design for our friends at Actiu. And we know for a fact that it deserves to be there since it was awarded in 2012 with the Red Dot Award for product design, a very prestigious award in the industry.
Haven’t we been telling you that Chairry furniture is truly special? 🙂 And this is only one example from a very rich portfolio: