WantedDesign founders honoured by French Minister of Culture

December 13, 2018

(France) – Odile Hainaut and Claire Pijoulat, honoured with prestigious ‘Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters’ title.

WantedDesign, a series of international design events, was established in 2011 and has become a major player in the design industry, blossoming year after year as a game changer in the New York landscape.

WantedDesign has also been a stepping stone in the inception of the official New York design week, NYCxDESIGN, with Hainaut and Pijoulat being part of the steering committee since its creation.

Established in 1957, the ‘Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters’ insignia is one of the highest French distinctions. Hainaut and Pijoulat are being recognised for their contribution and commitment to serve and promote French Culture, and especially Design, Creativity and Savoir-Faire, in the US.

”We are very honoured and proud to be part of the 2018 promotion receiving the prestigious title of ‘Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres’. We feel highly grateful, and hope we will be able to trigger more French-American cultural exchanges and friendship in 2019 and beyond,” said Hainaut and Pijoulat.