Top Picks: Eight to Look for at Wanted Design
Wanted Design, now open (as of May 17) in Industry City in Brooklyn and starting Saturday May 20 at the Terminal Stores in Chelsea, has established a welcome reputation for promoting new talent, airing ideas, and bringing together young and seasoned designers from around the world in shows that run through May 23. MODERN Magazine asked contributing editor and veteran show-goer Paul Clemence to anticipate some of the highlights at Wanted Design in Manhattan.
Recipients of this year’s American Design Honors, principals John and Wohnee Arndt were selected by Wanted Design’s Claire Pijoulat and Odile Hainaut and Bernhardt Design’s Jerry Helling to receive this very special industry accolade. Studio Gorm, based in Eugene, Oregon, has worked at both the intimate domestic scale (with such work as a butter knife and butter dish) and in larger environments, including designs for public seating for the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Korea. Their design are well-built quality but have a soft elegance that hints at their background on sculpture and craft. Beyond their studio work, they also teach at the University of Oregon.