As I was cruising through various design blogs and website, I came across something interesting. Wanted Design is one of the biggest and most successful design events held during NYC x DESIGN in May every year. This year Wanted Design is held from May 16 to May 19 (going on right now!). Wanted Design is a place for designers from all over the world to showcase their products, design concepts, experiences, furniture and even hold workshops for students and others who wish to be more involved in design. This exhibition began in 2011 and has shown amazing success with more than 9,000 attendees last May and has set the standard for international design shows.
Wanted Design is held in the Terminal Stores building on 11th Avenue, NYC, and is a breaking ground for both participants and visitors to experience the creativity and dynamics of design, and interact with so many designers, manufacturers, design institutions, distributors, craftsmen, students and anyone who have passion and love for design.
One of the participants of this year’s Wanted Design is David Trubridge from New Zealand. His designs have a unique style that evokes certain emotions. David is especially known for his debut of his lighting models called Hush and Belle, where he combined all aspects of the natural world ranging from leaves to palm trees to shells of sea urchins. His Hush and Belle collection was exhibited at the Light+Building design fair in Frankfurt. His Hush lights are dome-shaped pendant lights from recycled polypropylene felt and absorbs sound exceptionally well. His Belle lights are more gently flared for shade-only purposes, and easily fit over existing pendants or wall lights.
This year at Wanted Design, David plans to showcase a range of new designs: a new line of modular furniture with updated versions of existing furniture designs. His new modular furniture line consists of furniture with unique curves that has an extremely sleek yet emotional feel. They are simple at first glance but their intricate edges, lines and details exhibit distinctive styles.
This versatile designer also has his hands in the fashion world with his Adorn jewelry collection of earrings and pendants that exhibit the shapes and forms of from his Hush and Belle lighting collections.
What do you think about David’s new line of furniture design? Do you think they’ll be as sensational as his previous Hush and Bell lighting designs? Tell us what you think!