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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 is 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
Best of Launch Pad for lighting 2023: Orb Lamp by Studio Waah – Shaunak Patel
Best of Launch Pad for furniture/home accessories 2023: Gus by Good Growing – Tori Deetz
Read Design Milk’s article featuring the winners HERE
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