Dwell is sponsoring the event that is open to the public on Sunday. Featured in Wanted Design's line-up is a series of lectures with the likes of Dror Benshetrit, Todd Bracher, and Joe Doucet. Designers Marc Thorpe and Brooks Atwood will be working in an open workshop over 3 days, exhibiting their creations on Monday, the final day of the show. Other participants include the iconic French brand Ligne Roset, New Zealand-based lighting and furniture designer David Trubridge, and Copenhagen's design house Normann Copenhagen.
With free tea and coffee and an communal space for impromptu meetings, I anticipate Wanted Design to not only present inspired design, but be an even better place to people watch during Design Week.
Look out for tweets from @grawesome, @kushkush, and @amandadameron and me, @youngbradford, live from the showroom floors of ICFF.
Bradford Shellhammer is a New York Times featured decorator, Parsons trained fashion designer, and old school blogger. He's Co-founder and Chief Creative Officer of Fab. He created the gay blog Queerty (where he won a Bloggie) and has launched retail businesses for Blu Dot and Design Within Reach, where he also cofounded and wrote their Design Notes blog. He has appeared in a myriad of magazines and websites including The Abercrombie & Fitch Quarterly, Cool Hunting, The Huffington Post, Paper, and ReadyMade. He's kept a personal blog for over a decade and lives in New York City. He owns 137 pairs of shoes and has a weakness for paisley, Paul Smith, and Scandinavian electro-pop.