The American Turkish Society is putting Turkey on the map of design in New York City with “Design: Istanbul-New York,” a debut exhibition of innovative products from Turkish designers in the 3rd edition of Wanted Design. Spearheaded by two French founders, Wanted Design curates exhibition of international designers, and serves as a convivial platform for design events such as conversation series, design workshops, demos and more. Running concurrently with International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF), this year’s event will be held from May 18-20, 2013.
“Design: Istanbul-New York” will feature seven creations selected from a group of submissions responding to an open call for entries, by an international jury of distinguished design professionals and industry leaders. Gaye Cevikel, founder of luxury design brand Gaia & Gino; Ferda Kolatan, co-founder of su11 architecture+design in New York; Defne Koz, founder of Defne Koz Studio; Ayse Birsel Seck, co-founder and creative director of Birsel + Seck, Ali Tayar, founder of Parallel Design Partnership were on the jury for the open call. Expertly curated products include furniture, table top house wares, lighting and carpet.
Check out the teaser video from last year's fair:
WantedDesign, second edition May 2012 - Terminal Stores, NYC from WANTEDDESIGN NYC on Vimeo.
This program is made possible by a generous grant from the Turkish Cultural Foundation.
Special thanks to Abracadabra, AlumniTurk, KAGIDER, Turkishny, and TurkishWIN for their promotional efforts; Designer Deger Cengiz, for his innovative booth concept & design; Albin Lohr-Jones, for booth installation & Deniz Ayaz for donating her talent in designing our materials.