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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

Participating designers for 2023 will be announced mid April.

Launch Pad 2022 | Jenna Bascom Photography