This past Wednesday marked the close of NYCxDESIGN, New York City’s official citywide celebration of design. In celebration, the Seaport District hosted a kickoff party toasting to the opening of two new WantedDesign Stores on Fulton Street. Each store showcases the best of international design. During the private event, guests got to sip Rose in the Seaport’s new Garden Bar and listen to a live performance by Brooklyn based electro-dance quartet, Body Language.
WantedDesign continues to expand its retail activities for design lovers. May 3rd, marked each of the stores grand openings. Home & Lifestyle, which is located at 6 Fulton Street has fashion, leather accessories, lighting and furniture, as well as a coffee lounge with design magazines and books. Design Market, located across the street at 16 Fulton Street showcases a wide range of home accessories, home decor, jewelry, tableware, kid’s creative items and stationery. The storefronts span two floors and feature a “store-in-store” concept, children’s creativity area, a presentation dedicated to contemporary Mexican design, a library, and coffee lounge.
WantedDesign is a platform dedicated to promoting design and fostering the international creative community. Founded in New York City in 2011 by French duo Odile Hainaut and Claire Pijoulat, WantedDesign has established itself as an influencer and supporter of U.S. and international design via events, conversations, and partnerships and its yearly programming aims to nurture New York City’s design dialogue. It’s original location, the landmark Terminal Stores building on 11th Avenue has become a creative hub for the international design community. The event also serves as catalyst for designers, manufacturers, buyers, distributors, craftspeople, students, design institutions, the press and all design lovers to unite.