Upcoming Events


Craftsmen: Exploited or Saved?

The digital world has left many craving for craft. Original design is where craft thrives – or does it?

Join Dorothy Dunn, a recognized cultural leader, as she explores how craftsmen and artisans are making a difference. How does authenticity in design support the world of craftsmanship? Can mass production and craft co-exist? The diverse panel may have the answers.

Dee Dunn, Principal, Dorothy Dunn & Associates

Renato Delle Side, CEO, Foscarini
John James Jenkin, CEO, Kartell
Jean Lin, Founder & Curator, Colony


November 6, 2019
6-8 pm


20 Greene Street
New York


Past Events


Bauhaus becomes us: Why art, technology & industry must (still) unite

We’re bringing another compelling, exciting panel to New York’s WantedDesign Manhattan this spring. The Bauhaus heralded an ideological shift from the fusion of art & craft to the fusion of art & industry. Explore the inescapable influence of Bauhaus - and why this approach must continue to be inextricably woven into the fabric of design itself.

Our creative experts:
Susan Lyons, President, Designtex
Ben Watson, Chief Creative Officer, Herman Miller
Carlo Gasparini, Design Manager, Alessi


May 2019


New York


Born in the Middle:  The Midwest's contribution to original design

From Eames to Saarinen, the Midwest has played an integral role in the history of design. Our members Blu Dot, Loll Designs, Hennepin Made, and Gensler explored how the Midwest’s design heritage and industrial innovation keeps them at the center of authentic design creation.

Kaitlin Petersen, Editor in Chief, Business of Home

John Christakos, CEO and Co-Founder, Blu Dot
Bill Baxley, Managing Director, Gensler
Jackson Schwartz, Co-Founder, Hennepin Made
Greg Benson, CEO, Loll Designs


May 2019





We hosted a first-time LIVE podcast recording of a lively Q&A with Jaime and Amy of Clever Podcast, along with six thought-provoking guests. Listen to it on our blog.

Special Guests:
Barbara Bouza, Gensler
Gregg Buchbinder, Emeco
Amanda Dameron, Tastemade
Bret Englander, Cerno
Daniele Semeraro, Sempli
Elena Manferdini, SCI ARC


March 2019


Los Angeles

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