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May 19-21, 2024

Javits Center, NYC

Launch Pad

Sponsored by American Standard
Presented with media partners Design Milk and Clever 

Launch Pad at WantedDesign Manhattan is an outstanding international platform for emerging designers that introduces new concepts and showcases prototypes of furniture, home accessories, and lighting. It is the best place for manufacturers to meet new designers, discover fresh ideas and potential products to develop. Each of the two categories, Furniture/Home Accessories and Lighting, features international pre-selected design studios and independent designers.

The Best of Launch Pad winners will be selected by a jury of renowned industry professionals led by Amy Devers, Host, Clever.

Jury for 2023:
· Giulio Cappellini, Founder, Cappellini
· Andrea Cesarman, Co-founder, Design Week Mexico
· Jerry Helling, President and Creative Director of Bernhardt Design
· Jean-Jacques L’hénaff, Leader, LIXIL Global Design AMERICAS
· Jennifer Olshin, Founding Director and Partner, Friedman Benda
· Kia Weatherspoon, President and Founder, Determined by Design

Designers Ming-Li Chang, David Hwang, Tori Deetz, Madeline Isakson, Cassandra Nozil, and Shaunak Patel will be joining the jury on stage for the Emerging Designers Showcase moderated by Amy Devers, Host and Producer of Clever. Part of ICFF + WantedDesign Manhattan, the Emerging Designers Showcase will take place May 21 at 4 PM at the Main Stage.

Register HERE to attend ICFF + WDM 2023.

Design Milk announces Launch Pad 2023 participants. Read HERE.

Discover the lineup of Launch Pad participants for 2023 below:

Launch Pad 2022 | Jenna Bascom Photography