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Launch Pad

Sponsored by American Standard
Presented with media partner Design Milk

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.

Read the Design Milk announcement HERE

The selected designers are reviewed by a jury of renowned industry professionals. Both juries will be led by Caroline Williamson, Editorial Director, Design Milk.

Lighting:
· Alvaro Catalán De Ocón, Founder, ACdO
· Andrea Cesarman, Co-founder, Design Week Mexico
· Jean-Jacques L’hénaff, Leader, LIXIL Global Design AMERICAS
· Matt Davis, Co-founder, ANDlight

Furniture/Home Accessories:
· Giulio Cappellini, Founder, Cappellini
· Jean-Jacques L’hénaff, Leader, LIXIL Global Design AMERICAS
· Nicole Meier, Director of Branding, Ultrafabrics
· Sherri Simko, Director North America, Carl Hansen & Son

The Launch Pad Lounge is sponsored by PET Lamp and Cappellini.

Design: Tomma Bloom

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