Skip To Content
Inquire Exhibit

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.

Apply HERE to be part of Launch Pad 2023
Deadline: January 15, 2023

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
· 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

Best of Launch Pad for Lighting – 2022: Tianning Zhao
Read Design Milk’s article to learn more about Tianning

Best of Launch Pad for Furniture – 2022: Erika Cross
Read Design Milk’s article to learn more about Erika

Below the list of participating designers for 2022:

Launch Pad 2022 | Jenna Bascom Photography