WantedDesign Manhattan 2023 – WantedDesign

WantedDesign Manhattan 2023 – WantedDesign

WantedDesign Manhattan 2023 – WantedDesign

WantedDesign is a platform dedicated to promoting design and fostering the local and international creative community throughout the year.

The International Contemporary Furniture Fair ICFF and WantedDesign Manhattan will co-locate again at the Javits Center, on May 21-23, 2023.

WantedDesign Manhattan’s 4 pillar programs:

Schools exhibit: featuring students’ work from international design schools.
Launch Pad: showcasing concepts and prototypes from international independent designers.
Look Book: focusing on high-end North American design studios.
Wanted Interiors: invites visitors to discover products in a more immersive way with the Lounge, multi-brand presentations, and storytelling installations.

The Talks program will be presented on the shared ICFF + WantedDesign Manhattan stage.

Discover more about WantedDesign Manhattan and the different programs HERE

How to participate?

Presented by international design schools featuring prototypes and projects presented by a selection of students.
10’x10’ – 100 sq. ft – $3,000
20’x10’ – 200 sq. ft –
Both options include material handling, white wall, signage, and basic booth lighting + promotion

Main goal: An opportunity for young designers to receive feedback from professionals and to start building their network. A chance for the schools to recruit students and connect to an international school network to create partnerships and potential exchange programs.


Presented with media partner Design Milk and sponsored by American Standard.
Open to international designers and design studios to showcase prototypes. Product category: furniture, home accessories, or lighting.
25 sq. ft – $1,350 (space allocated depends on project)
Includes basic lighting + exhibitor promotion.

Main goal: to present innovative, original, and consciously designed concepts to manufacturers.


Reserved to North American independent studios (USA, Canada, and Mexico).
5’x 10’ – 50 sq. ft – $3,750
5’x 20’ – 100 sq. ft –
Both include white walls and basic lighting + exhibitor promotion.

Main goal: to present new, beautifully crafted, and customizable products to connect with the A&D community.


WANTED INTERIORS: Brand or multi-brand exhibits
$61 / sq. ft raw space, including material handling (drayage*)
$75 / sq. ft complete package, including material handling (drayage*), walls, and booth lighting.
Example: 200 sq. ft space complete package: $15,000

Main goal: This option is for original high-end international brands and manufacturers who are interested in creating a more immersive or “gallery style” presentation of their products to connect with the A&D community.

WANTED INTERIORS LOUNGE: Presenting sponsor, contributing sponsor, and supporting sponsor.

Main goal: To present products in a  600 sq. ft space designed by Rodolfo Agrella.  Wanted Interiors will be used as a lounge for visitors and the Press.


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