WantedDesign Manhattan announces its programming at The Terminal Stores as part of NYCxDESIGN
May 19-22, 2018
Look out for talented emerging designers featured in the Launch Pad, Design Schools Workshop, Rado Star Prize, Wanted Interiors and the newest program, Look Book. Spend time with workspace visionaries in the Wanted Workspace. Designers are coming from France, China, Turkey, Finland, El Salvador, Chile and more to show their work at WantedDesign. We’re excited to showcase the colorful and joyful graphic work by Camille Walala that will come to life in both locations.
Press & VIP preview: May 18 from 5pm to 7pm
Opening Celebration : May 18 from 7pm to 11pm
RADO Star Prize winner’s announcement: May 18 at 7.15pm
At The Terminal Stores, 269 11th Avenue, between 27th and 28th Street, NY 10001
Saturday/Sunday/Monday May 19/20/21, 10am-7pm - Tuesday May 22, 10am-5pm
* WantedDesign Brooklyn: May 17 - 21, 2018 | Press preview: May 16, 2018 from 5 to 7pm
Industry City - 274 36th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11232
* WantedDesign Manhattan: May 19 - 22, 2018 | Press preview: May 18, 2018 from 5 to 7pm
TERMINAL STORE - 269 11th Avenue, between 27th and 28th Street, NY 10001
You're invited !
Maison Sarah Lavoine opens its first NYC Showroom in partnership with French painting brand Ressource.
Come and meet Sarah Lavoine and the Ressource team !
May 17th, 2018
Press preview : 4pm to 6pm
At the D&D Building, 15th floor
979 3rd Avenue - New York, NY 10022
The press preview will be followed by a VIP opening
Contact and RSVP:
WantedDesign announces its programming at Industry City as part of NYCxDESIGN:
The IC Design Festival by WantedDesign
- May 17-21, 2018 -
- Press preview May 16, 2018 from 5pm to 7pm -
As WantedDesign is about to kick off its fifth edition in Brooklyn at Industry City, Odile Hainaut and Claire Pijoulat, co-founders of WantedDesign announce that the design centric event they have been curating will take a whole new dimension in 2018. The partnership gathering WantedDesign and Industry City has strengthened to create a new umbrella ‘’IC Design Festival by WantedDesign’’ that will feature, campus wide activities and IC open Studios, in addition to the main WantedDesign Brooklyn exhibition in the Factory Floor and the Design Schools Workshop.
SAVVY Studio unveils their newest LA retail project: Depop
SAVVY Studio will unveil the first in-store location for Depop, the popular shopping app for people to buy, sell and discover trendy clothing. Located in Los Angeles, the new Depop store is designed to bring the app's digital experience to life through innovative design and a well-utilized space that caters to the community of shoppers.
SAVVY Studio is proud to present the reopening of the Maidstone Hotel (NY)
The idyllic Maidstone Hotel is a boutique destination in East Hampton, one that underwent a whimsical renovation that highlights the traditional Americana with the Hamptons aesthetic. To further develop the hotel's newest design features, SAVVY revisited the identity for the hotel, and created a new more current brand concept that elevates the hotel to a more contemporary setting.
As the luxury hotel is constantly inspired by the beautiful countryside, it was important for the studio to preserve that key inspiration while still elevating the entirety of the hotel. For the Maidstone, SAVVY brought in elements of fun to the hotel, ones that accented the already high-end location instead of distracting from it. In order to enhance the experience for guests far and wide, they used bold colors, hand drawn illustrations, and inspiration drawn from multiple paintings by Dutch artist Klaas Gubbels to create a beautiful interconnected atmosphere that tells a visual story.
May and its holidays
Have you ever tried to work in May with people located in Europe? Well that's an experience I invite you to try if you ever get the chance. While we - and believe me when I say I proudly gloat when I am included in the US "we" - are working day and night at full speed towards WantedDesign and NYCxDESIGN (the official celebration of design in New York City), in Europe it's a different story. They're juggling between no less than four holidays in two weeks. Unfair isn't it?
Not really... truth be told, we're the lucky ones: in the span of three weeks, we get to go from Milan to New York, switching out gelato and spritz for happy hours in NYC. What do they drink out there but coffee? No clue, I'm all mineral water and tea. Now here's one thing you should all know: WantedDesign is finally here, and it's that special time of the year where international brands and designers meet up in New York and create connections, plan projects and benefit from this amazing platform we're so proud to be a part of.
Sarah Hamon, CEO and founder of S2H Communication
Conceived and founded in 1997 by Ermanno Rocchi and Massimo Crema, Melogranoblu is an Italian interior lighting company. Melogranoblu’s in-house group of designers works in collaboration with the client, developing each specific design idea to achieve a made-to-measure light installation. Melogranoblu made-to-order designs, all developed and engineered within the company, are delivered to the client complete with detailed instructions to guide easy installation in total safety.
The Collection That Started It All
Creative directors, Chris and Clare Turner, founded CTO Lighting almost 20 years ago. They launched their first collection on the guiding principles of designing lights of uncompromising quality, using only the finest materials and working with elite British craftsmen. This collection of modern lighting symbolized elegance and excellence in British design manufacturing, the benchmark for all future collections.
Realizing there was a demand for more premium lighting they began to focus on more luxurious materials in their fixtures; hand-finished brass, mouth-blown glass and artisan-crafted stone. This refinement in the use of these materials has enabled CTO Lighting to be recognized as a modern luxury lighting company.
ATELIER DE YAVORSKY unveils Brickell City Center's newest boutique WOLF (Miami, FL)
In Miami's high-end neighborhood Brickell, ATELIER DE YAVORSKY designed the men's boutique WOLF to be luxurious yet natural. Taking inspiration from the animal it's named after, creative director Guillermo de Yavorsky used key elements within the architecture to create a space that is precise, linear and masculine. While reminiscent of a wolf, the breakout boutique, which opened December 2017, retains a classic modern style with a color palette of rich blues and sleek lines throughout the store.
In case you missed it... below is a wrap-up of Oluce's AtolloArte:
The 40th anniversary celebration of the iconic Atollo Lamp
For design week, Oluce presented Atollo Arte, a project curated by Nicola Di Battista and developed with the collaboration of the Fondazione Vico Magistretti, to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the iconic lamp.
Enzo Cucchi, Mimmo Paladino, Michelangelo Pistoletto and Ettore Spalletti – four contemporary art masters – were asked to “pay tribute to Magistretti’s lamp by creating their own work which stems from the original one and which also expresses their personal understanding of art.” (Nicola Di Battista).
In addition to the designs by the artists taking part in the Atollo Arte project, the company paid tribute to the Atollo by producing a version of the famous lamp in portoro, the precious Italian marble from the Ligurian area of Porto Venere.
Oluce is represented by Space Lighting + Living in the US
In case you missed it... below is a wrap-up of the amazing talent showcased at the LAUFEN booth during Salone del Mobile
LAUFEN was part of the bi-annual Salone del Bagno show and present itself with another outstanding booth concept.
The internationally acclaimed Swiss architects Gabrielle Hächler and Andreas Fuhrimann were the masterminds of the Laufen booth for the Salone del Bagno 2018. Being inspired by the award winning Laufen image movie, they created a space reflecting the Swiss roots of the brand.
The rough outside and the interior plaza are taking the industrial scale of the sanitaryware ceramic production from the production plant to the fair. In a stark contrast the sleek and glossy, yet almost sculptural spaces, for the different bathroom collections. A unique, strong and unmissable brand statement for one of the leading bathroom manufacturer.
Le Parister introduces Les Passerelles, a restaurant and a an outdoor terrace to celebrate spring in Paris !
* The flavors : “Les Passerelles” serves healthy and balanced seasonal dishes. For those who need to recharge after a yoga class or some laps in the pool, fresh juices are awaiting for you. Every weekend, the brunch offers special yoga sessions and sports activities for the kids while parents can indulge all the delicacies on the menu.
* The decor : At les Passerelles, terrazzo tables and wooden velvet upholstered benches add an elegant finish to the space, designed by Aldrick Beckman. When it gets warmer you may enjoy spending a moment outside, on the terrasse. Deliberately oriented in the sun - don’t forget your sunscreen on a sunny day - the patio offers offers a bucolic and peaceful break in the very heart of Paris.
19 rue Saulnier 75009 Paris
In case you missed it... below is a wrap-up of the Petite Friture booth at Salone del Mobile.
S2H Communication is proud to announce its newest collaboration with Petite Friture.
Each and every time, Petite Friture offered a narrative and vibrant adventure that celebrated a joyful, optimistic outlook on life. This was but the beginning...
This season, they sail away from the Villa and towards their holiday house, Villégiature P.F., where they're placed our objects in typical holiday scenes, sketched by illustrator Lisa Laubreaux. These lighthearted depictions bring to mind the timeless and familiar situations we’ve all experienced countless times. In the spirit of Mary Poppins, they invite us to jump into the drawing and reminisce about those happy moments.
Petite Friture is represented in the US by Space Lighting.
Founded in 1945 by Giuseppe Ostuni, Oluce is the oldest Italian design company still operating in the lighting world, a unique production excellence that translates passionate aesthetic and technological research into the potential of light into actual form. Over the years, Oluce has succeeded in building a collection structured like a tale, rich and multifaceted, inhabited by products that transcend fashion to become Italian design icons.
This spring, SAVVY co-founder Rafael Prieto will release a new creative collaboration of chocolate as part of Casa Bosques. The collaboration is an invitation to create a new chocolate bar and packaging with the cultural Paris Review.
The chocolate brand Casa Bosques is a personal project for Prieto, and was created from his love for creative design and Mexican chocolate. Since its conception, Casa Bosques has been a statement to SAVVY's skill for branding and design.
To celebrate springtime, PETITE FRITURE takes its villégiature to Milan, on the occasion of Salone Internazionale del Mobile.
We will be happy to meet you there, in a scenoraphy illustrated by Lisa Laubreaux.
Salone del Mobile, Milan
Rho Fiera, Pav 16 - F52
Discover Melogranoblu's new collaboration at Salone del Mobile:
WHEN GLASS MEETS WATER
A Special Edition product, born from the collaboration between melogranoblu and fimacf.
Discover it @ Salone del Mobile 2018 | 17-22 April 2018
Visit them at fimacf stand: Hall 24 - Stand D10
LAUFEN will be part of the bi-annual Salone del Bagno show and present itself with another outstanding booth concept. Furthermore our Kartell by Laufen flagship store will have a new story to tell.
Salone del Bagno_Booth-F21- G14, Pavilion 24
The internationally acclaimed Swiss architects Gabrielle Hächler and Andreas Fuhrimann are the masterminds of the Laufen booth for the Salone del Bagno 2018. Being inspired by the award winning Laufen image movie, they created a space reflecting the Swiss roots of the brand.
Salone del Bagno_Featured Products
Their new booth will feature Marcel Wander's New Classic, Ludovica+Roberto Palomba's Kartell by Laufen, Patricia Urquiola's Sonar, Konstantin Grcic's Val, Peter Wirz's Cleanet Riva and Navia.
Showroom Kartell by Laufen_Dim Sum
Ludovica and Roberto Palomba continue the phase of experimentation and exploration of the unique bathroom project, presenting in a gallery setting an engaging conceptual exercise on washbasins that combines design and research at Milano Design Week.
MILAN DESIGN WEEK 2018
Press presentation of the first collection from the collaboration between ARTE and MOOOI
See you at Moooi showroom in Zona Tortona
Monday April 16th from 2:00pm to 6:30pm
Via Savona 56, 20144 Milan
MILAN DESIGN WEEK 2018 : You are cordially invited to attend Oluce's 40th Anniversary Celebration of the iconic Atollo lamp designed by Vico Magistretti.
10am - 6pm
Via Conservatorio 22, Milan
Press preview and VIP opening at
The Bridge Building, April 13th, 2018 - 6 to 9pm
'Premiere'', the official launch showcase of the Philadelphia Design District, curated by Mona Ross Berman Interiors
The Philadelphia Design District will be celebrating its ''Premiere'' launch event with a Press preview and VIP opening on Friday, April 13th, 2018. This showcase will feature designers, artists and world-renowned brands, celebrating Philadelphia as the newest urban design destination.
The showcase will be open to the public on select days between April 14th-April 28th. The two-week pop-up will be host to four public events, representing the elevated degree of art and design available in Old City and the Philadelphia area.
Nakashima: Then and Now : Book Signing & Talk with Mira Nakashima
Friday, April 20th 6-8 pm
Raw to Refined: Unconventional Materials : Artist Dialogue between Gregory Nangle & Mark Khaisman
Friday, April 27th 6:30-7:30 pm
Springtime in Paris : Floral Classes with Petit Jardin en Ville
Sunday, April 15th 2-3:30 pm
Meet the Designer : Brunch with Mona Ross Berman
Saturday, April 28th 11-1 pm
Look Book is one of the new 2018 highlights at WantedDesign Manhattan, a curated section dedicated to North American Design Studios. The idea of this program is to offer high-end designers/entrepreneurs a special focus, in the heart of the Terminal Stores.
In association with the exhibition, WantedDesign will also produce an actual Book referencing all the participants and their work. Designed as a connection tool, made to facilitate dialog and business, Look Book is a pragmatic application of the strong network WantedDesign has created over the years.
Why Look Book ? Past participants of WantedDesign expressed a desire to see a dedicated program designed to connect independent North American studios and firms with the right audience of interior designers and architects. Look Book will serve as an in-person portfolio for interior designers and architects to discover and connect with the selected makers.
When April comes around, so does Milan! Salone del Mobile is that unique and exciting week of the year that brings the entire design community together. Brands, designers, influencers, and shakers everywhere will be there, and lucky for us at S2H, we won’t miss this rendezvous for the world!
CEO and Founder of S2H Communication
Make sure to check out our clients' showcases at Salone del Mobile and Fuori Salone to get inspiration, great design and unexpected collabs !
Reach out to our team if you want to make an appointment, we'll be happy to see you there !
A presto !
Ammper is an electric company with a revolutionary plan for Mexico: to transform the company into a world leader in renewable energy.
This innovative company enlisted the help of New York and Mexico based architecture and design studio SAVVY to create a bold, lively, and energetic space that creates a visual representation of Ammper in its office space. This meant creating a concept as unique as the company: bold lively colors against a neutral backdrop and unusual textures placed expertly around the office, accented with bold branding ideas that emulate the positivity and warmth the company strives to achieve. In addition to the architecture and branding, SAVVY also designed the Ammper website with the same bold coloring and neat design.
Where Consciousness Meets Desire
ATELIER DE YAVORSKY's latest project ANTIDOTE, which opened in November 2017, is located in one of Miami's most artistic neighborhoods Wynwood. The quirky clothing store fits perfectly into the design district, and brings forth an array of unique brands that truly stand out in its market. For every piece in the store, there is a story, a narrative that shows the store's commitment to sustainability, clothing, craftsmanship and design. The idea behind the store is creation, and the ability for a designer to create consciously.
S2H Communication is proud to announce our collaboration with ATELIER DE YAVORSKY (Miami)
Architecture, Design, and Natural Beauty
ATELIER DE YAVORSKY is an agency all about simplicity, authenticity, and nature, with locations in Miami, St Barth and Madrid. But who is the man behind it all, the person with the innovation and natural curiosity, with brilliant ideas and concepts based on his life experience? That man is the architectural designer Guillermo de Yavorsky.
Transforming the bathroom to a living environment
LAUFEN BATHROOMS AG is a Swiss company specialising in premium complete bathrooms – but also an expert in architecture-integrated bathroom solutions. Not only do Laufen product managers draw inspiration from contemporary trends in architecture and lifestyle, they are often architects themselves.
A unique platform in the US to promote emerging talents in design, created by WantedDesign
2018 marks the 5th anniversary of the Launch Pad presented for the third year with Design Milk and Design Within Reach. A staple in the US, Launch Pad at WantedDesign is an outstanding international platform for young designers that showcases emerging design talent in the fields of furniture and lighting. This is the best place for manufacturers to meet new designers, discover fresh ideas and potential products to develop.
Sun City Kobe is a modern residential design project that honors Japanese culture, with an interior design that features artisan pieces and references to local traditions. BAMO principal Gerry Jue has been working on Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs) for more than 23 years. At the end of 2017, he completed, together with Richard Beard of RBA (architect) and John Loomis of SWA (landscape architect) a project of many challenges: Sun City Kobe (Japan).
March Newsletter: Spring into all of our newest design, architecture and interior projects
The Comfort Zone
Some would say to get the best out of an experience, you need to push yourself out of your comfort zone. But I have some different ideas. When it comes to travel, who wouldn’t say YES to an adventure abroad in an unexplored country? There’s always excitement in the unknown, and always the chance to explore.
But when it comes to PR, well, I’m still convinced that the more you know your client, the better your results will be. This could seem like I’m making a plea for long-term relationships - i.e. contracts - but from my perspective after soooo many years in the business, public relations requires time, patience and a solid relationship, and that doesn’t come all at once in a single basket with a perfectly wrapped ribbon.
CEO and Founder of S2H Communication
The Cultural Services of the French Embassy, in close partnership with the France Florida Foundation for the Arts, are launching the first edition of the Tout-Monde Festival, first Caribbean Contemporary Arts Festival, which will take place in Miami from March 1st to March 4th, 2018, at the beginning of Francophonie Month.
"La Belle Epoque"
Located in the beautiful Gramercy Park is the second location of the high-end French bistro Boucherie, which celebrates the optimism, prosperity and decadent culture of France. As the second location in New York for Boucherie, New York and Mexican-based SAVVY Studio set the groundwork for the restaurant's identity through the use of bold bright colors, big letters, and a vintage atmosphere.
February Newsletter: All things design, architecture and interior design for the season of LOVE.
2018 is here! Technically, the year hasn’t even really started yet, but it feels like 2018 is going to be a blast. At least this is how I see it. While preparing to send out our best wishes for everyone, I read a study that made it clear that we should stop making these wishes for the New Year.
According to the study, wishing is just another way to highlight what’s missing in our lives instead of being grateful for what we already have. Too many well wishes create a feeling of emptiness and we all know where that leads. So for 2018, we’ve made a call: Let’s just feel grateful for what’s here and feel excited.
CEO and Founder of S2H Communication
This morning, Odile Hainaut and Claire Pijoulat, co-founders of WantedDesign, announced Oliver Haslegrave, founder and creative director of Brooklyn based Home Studios as the 2018 recipient of the American Design Honors program, presented by WantedDesign with Bernhardt Design.
Launched in 2015, American Design Honors was created by WantedDesign co-founders Odile Hainaut and Claire Pijoulat, and Jerry Helling, President of Bernhardt Design, to recognize up-and-coming American designers who embody excellence in creative design and superior entrepreneurial ability. For consideration, candidates must possess a solid body of work, express a unique design language and offer a pioneering new design business model.
Through the American Design Honors program, Bernhardt Design and WantedDesign aim to promote exceptional American Design in the broader international arena while providing a means of support for young designers seeking to amplify their impact and reach.
SAVVY Studio has teamed up with Umberto Bellardi Ricci, to create a city of chocolate to debut at Art Week 2017 from February 7th-11th
SAVVY Studio is proud to announce their participation at Art Week Mexico, which will take place from February 7th-11th in Mexico City. There, SAVVY Studio will collaborate with architect Umberto Bellardi Ricci by launching a brand new chocolate structure, which will reside in their Casa Bosques store. The piece of chocolate sereves as a continuation of A Brighter Future's City of Chocolate, which will debut their exhibit at Casa Bosques.
SAVVY Studio is proud to announce the completion of Gowanus Inn and Yard, set to open this xxx in the Gowanus district of Brooklyn, New York. Created to be a repose for travelers and locals alike, the hotel sets the scene for an intimate and comfortable experience.
With the traveller in mind, SAVVY Studio designed each room to be cozy yet functional, with functionality and quality the very center and an attention to detail that emphasizes the luxuriousness and vibrancy of the hotel. From the oak floors to the light fixtures, all of the furnishings were custom-fit for the space.
House of Today's Curio at Design Miami/ is now live - Dec 6-10, 2017
The three designers selected by House of Today to showcase their work at this year’s Design Curio, Sayar & Garibeh, Khaled El Mays and Rami Dalle, were chosen by Cherine Magrabi based on their individual capabilities towards subtlety in design. The pieces they are presenting are incredibly telling of their own unique, unparalleled universes and design aesthetics, yet speak a language of modern universality.