Jason Wu for Brizo, Christofle and Tumi Design Concierge are the three latest additions to WantedDesign, which runs from Saturday, May 19- Monday, May 21 from 10am-7pm. Click here for more information and a complete list of programs and events.
WantedDesign co-founders Odile Hainaut and Claire Pijoulat
TUMI Design Concierge: In celebration of their new Dror for Tumi collection, Tumi will offer a special "design concierge" service for the duration of the fair. In addition to offering visitors information on Wanted exhibitors, programming, and events, the concierge will answer visitors' questions about all design events taking place in New York, as well as any other questions guests might have about getting around the city, what to see, and where to go.
Dror for Tumi expandable suitcase
Christofle: Luxury silver house Christofle will preview its new flagship store, opening June 2012 at 846 Madison Avenue in New York City. A 300-square foot display created by Stéphane Parmentier will feature design elements from the new flagship, including a trompe-l'oeil wall rendering of the boutique. The installation will showcase Christofle's signature Arborescence collection by Ora-ïto, which now includes a glass-topped table, a central element of both the booth and the new boutique. The Nest collection, a set of centerpieces designed by Stephane Parmentier for Christofle, will also be presented.
Jason Wu for Brizo: Fashion designer Jason Wu will present his new collection of bathroom fittings for Brizo in an installation created in collaboration with architect and designer Tommy Zung. Playing on themes of light and dark, the exhibition will highlight the sculptural simplicity of Wu's collection for Brizo, allowing visitors to experience and interact with the collection in unexpected ways.
In addition, there will be a presentation of the 12 x 12 exhibition. 12 x 12 is a juried exhibit of twelve contemporary furniture designers using the reclaimed wood from twelve demolished New York City buildings to create new works. The pieces will be auctioned off to benefit woodworking education and job training in New York City through the non-profit Brooklyn Woods. Participating designers include Bellboy, Carlos Little, Daskam & Dworkis and Emily A. Martinez, Design Brigade, Fiyel Levent, Fort Makers, Karl Zahn, Louis Lim, Nikolai Moderbacher, Obra Architects, Tri-Lox, and Uhuru Design.
Participants now include: 3M Architectural Markets + Todd Bracher; 12x12; Adan Carabes; Arial 10; Artefacto; Ascalon-McSwain for NFS; Avram Rusu Studio; Bernhardt Design; Brooklyness Urban Cycles; Christofle; CIAV-Meisenthal France; Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum; David Trubridge; Danielle Trofe; Debra Folz; Design Within Reach; Eduardo Benamor Duarte; Edward Hale & Click Boom Pow; Francois Brument; Gabriel Kakon; Guilhem de Castelbajac; Heidi Jalkh; New Finnish Design: City; Ikon; Ini Archibong; Jason Wu for Brizo; Jill Malek; Joe Doucet Studio; IGET.IT; Kontextur; Ligne Roset; Manhattan Neon; Modern Maine; Martin Konrad Gloeckle; Nouvelle Vague; Objeto Brasil; Olivier Dolle; Plywood Office; RIT-Corning Museum of Glass; Romain Lagrange; Solomon&Wu; Sergio Mannino Studio; Tamawa; Thomas Lehman Idiom; Tumi; UM Project; Viktor Jondal; Voos; Zorine.
Coat rack by Tamawa