A fine program of exhibitions, debates and workshops, in Manhattan and Brooklyn, for the latest edition of the platform for the promotion of design in New York.

In parallel with NycXDesign, Wanted Design 2016 is the latest edition of the platform created in 2011 by Odile Hainaut and Claire Pijoulat to promote design culture in New York through debates and events.

Among the many initiatives, Designer Maker Entrepreneur offers a selection of the best works done by independent design studios Made in the USA; American Design Honors are the awards for young American talents who have shown creativity and entrepreneurial skills, assigned this year to Steven Haulenbeek, the designer at the helm of an interdisciplinary studio based in Chicago.

Industry City Makers promotes local creative talents and entrepreneurs. The exhibition selects the best manufacturers and designers who bring ideas and contributions for everyday life in Brooklyn: from furniture to lighting, jewelry and food.

The Design Schools Workshop focuses on the theme of Playfulness, challenging students from different schools to combine the thinking with doing, experimenting with different materials and developing concrete projects.

The area set aside for small companies and the display of concepts by independent designers in search of manufacturers, Launch Pad is based on the Salone Satellite in Milan, while the Conversation Series offers three days of discussions on topics such as Design and Science, Design and Identity and The Future of Making.

The 2016 edition of Wanted Design can count on important exhibiting companies such as Alessi, Alpi, Bernhardt Design, Cappellini, David Trubridge, Ercol, Horm.it.