ICFF + Wanted Design returns with new highlights

April 28, 2023

(USA) – Under the direction of co-brand directors, Odile Hainaut and Claire Pijoulat, ICFF + WantedDesign Manhattan returns to the Javits Center May 21-23 with a more cohesive and interactive event, better attendee experiences, and newly designed spaces.

Some of the highlights include:

Designed Spaces:

  • 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 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 includes 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.

Over the three days, nearly 100 designers, 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.