ICFF & WantedDesign 2023 Announce New Programming
April 16, 2023
Under the direction of co-brand directors, Odile Hainaut and Claire Pijoulat, ICFF + WantedDesign Manhattan returns to the Javits Center in New York City on May 21-23 with a more cohesive and interactive event, better attendee experiences, and newly designed spaces. Highlights include:
NEW: At the Crossroads of American Design: Celebrating the Established and the Emerging. Created by David Rockwell and his firm Rockwell Group and editor/co-curator Pei-Ru Keh, The Crossroads (above photo) is the new heart and showpiece of the fairs this year. This playful and immersive environment is an ode to two pillars of Americana – the great outdoors and the American home.
NEW: Welcome Area designed by Moooi
NEW: Restaurant featuring products from members of Be Original Americas and Mecho Shade
NEW: WDM Café x Caesarstone with the support of Heller, Fyrn, Tala, Turf and Mohawk
Oasis: The location of intimate panel discussions and furnished by Normann Copenhagen, FilzFelt and Kasthall.
Wanted Interiors Lounge featuring David Weeks Studio, Kasthall, USM and Ligne Roset, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the iconic Togo.
ICFF + WantedDesign Manhattan Talks
The programming for the 2023 Talks include design leaders and innovators such as Snøhetta, Patricia Urquiola, David Rockwell, Young Huh, Sasha Bikoff, Giulio Cappellini, Jerry Helling, Jamie Derringer, Karim Rashid, Ayse Birsel, Todd Bracher, Mavis Wiggins and 2022 Designer of the Year Kia Weatherspoon, among many others who will be the ones to watch this year.
Over the three days, nearly 100 design stars, changemakers, and emerging talent will cover topics such as the spirit of American design, the power of mentorship and collaboration across generations, the metaverse and interior design, ethical design, diversity in design, trends that will shape the design industry, ECO Solidarity designers share their insights and work, the Emerging Designer Showcase, Look Book Live, innovation and original design, a conversation with the ICFF Interiors Awards 2023 Designer of the Year and so much more.
More details about the new programming at ICFF and WantedDesign can be found here.
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