MAY 2018

May 4, 2018 - Have you ever tried to work in May with people located in Europe? Well that's an expe- rience I invite you to try if you ever get the chance.
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EDITOR’S LETTER 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. So please stop by, talk about it, and spread the word because with what’s cooking in Manhattan and in Brooklyn this year, you want to sit front row so you don’t miss a single part of it. Keep this newsletter in your pocket, because it’s your official survival guide to the crazy week coming up. Also make sure to visit Laufen at ICFF and check out Maison Sarah Lavoine’s first showroom in New York at the D&D Building. By the time we reach the end of the month, “we” will finally indulge in our Memorial Day weekend, probably on a beach in Miami. See European friends? No grudge at all.

Sarah Hamon, CEO and founder of S2H Communication

MAY ROUND UP Artefacto Showroom in Miami, FL Located in Coral Gables, Artefacto will present their new showroom set up in May. Guillermo de Yavorsky, founder and art director of ATELIER DE YAVORSKY, has designed the main area of the high-end showroom, inspired by Miami’s sunny beaches. With some of the most sought after design brands in the world, this new installation will be the perfect collaboration between Artefacto and ATELIER. For more information on ATELIER DE YAVORSKY, contact [email protected]

Anne Wilkinson at the HD Expo 2018 BAMO principal Anne Wilkinson will be participating at the 2018 HD Expo. Wilkinson will be a speaker at two of the panels: "Business of Design" and "Nip/Tuck: The Challenge of Restorations." There, she will be joined by other creative influencers in hospitality, who will speak on all the latest trends in 2018. For more information on BAMO, contact [email protected]

MAY ROUND UP Laufen at ICFF, May 20th-23rd The Ino bathroom collection is as innovative as it is fresh, drawing upon a new interpretation for the classic form of a washbasin. Designed for Laufen by French designer Toan Nguyen, this new collective draws upon the creativity of the material SaphirKeramik from Laufen to create elegant objects that fit seamlessly into the bathroom. The collection will be featured at this year’s ICFF from May 20th-23rd at the Javits Center’s Booth 2933. For more information on Laufen, contact [email protected]

Maison Sarah Lavoine Showroom Opening in NY Press Preview on May 17th from 4-6 pm D&D Building – 979 3rd Avenue, 15th Floor, New York, NY, 10022 French interior design studio Maison Sarah Lavoine will be debuting a showroom in partnership with French painting brand Ressource. On Thursday May 17th, press will get the opportunity to meet Lavoine and the Ressource team from 4-6 pm at the D&D Building. To RSVP for the Press Preview, contact [email protected]

MAY ROUND UP SAVVY Studio presents the Casa Bosques x Paris Review Collaboration SAVVY co-founder Rafael Prieto will release a new creative collaboration of chocolate this spring: Casa Bosques x Paris Review. The collaboration was born from a shared passion for the finer things in life: art, literature, poetry and culture. The chocolates, laced with sweet coconut crystals, are the perfect balance of bitter, subtly smoky notes, and pure dark fruity flavors. For more information on Casa Bosques, contact [email protected]

WantedDesign LookBook Participants At this year’s installment of WantedDesign, cofounders Claire Pijoulat and Odile Hainaut will unveil the Look Book at WantedDesign Manhattan, a curated section for designers and entrepreneurs. The selected participants will include Brave Matter, Concrete Cat, Crump & Kwash, Jake Whillans, Jason Lewis Furniture, Jill Malek, Lake & Wells, Moses Nadel, New York HeartWoods, Richard Clarkson, Simon Johns, and Yuko Nishikawa. For more information on WantedDesign, contact [email protected]

MEANWHILE IN PARIS ... Architect Vincent Eschalier completes a new groundbreaking project in Boulogne called “Point du Jour”. EXSUD debuts the two Michelin Star restaurant L’Air du temp in Belgium for Chef Sang-Hoon Degeimbre, revealing the sophisticated interiors and a panoramic terrasse. Au Delà de l’idée Studio will reveal the Maison Arije flagship Store in Paris. Haute Facture launches its new website and opens a first exhibit dedicated to high end and handmade furniture at the Joyce Gallery. Sebastien Gaudard spoils all moms for Mother’s days with a new delicacy called La Fleur de Fraises.

Architect Vincent Eschalier


Haute Facture

Au Delà de l’idée Studio

KEEP AN EYE ON ... A Guide to WantedDesign

The next edition of WantedDesign, arranged by cofounders Claire Pijoulat and Odile Hainaut, will be at WantedDesign Brooklyn from May 17th-21st and WantedDesign Manhattan from May 19th-22nd. For everything you need to know about the design platform, check out our guide below. Be sure to register to attend all the events here. WantedDesign Manhattan Terminal Stores, 269 11th Avenue, New York, NY 10001

American Design Honors Launched in 2015, American Design Honors was created by WantedDesign and Bernhardt Design, to recognize up-and-coming American designers who embody excellence in creative design and superior entrepreneurial ability. Oliver Haslegrave is recognized for his outstanding work in interior design, with acclaimed projects in NYC. His Brooklyn-based interior design firm Home Studios creates custom interiors and furnishings for commercial and residential commissions. At WantedDesign Manhattan, Haselgrave will launch the second collection of his furniture line, Homework. LaunchPad Presented with Design Milk and Design within Reach, the sixth anniversary of the Launch Pad will present 2018’s emerging design talent in two categories: furniture and lighting. The Launch Pad allows up-and-coming designers and small design brands seeking manufacturing and distribution partners to participate in NYCxDESIGN. A jury of industry professionals will review the presentations and present a Best of Launch Pad prize. Participating countries include: US, Canada, Guatemala, Argentina, Mexico, El Salvador, Finland, Denmark, Japan, Israel and Poland.

Wanted Interiors The second Wanted Interiors offers new ways to discover and experience products that celebrate the breathtaking décor of the Terminal Stores building. Both a product showcase and entertainment space, Wanted Interiors delivers an interactive and immersive vision, and will be designed by a group of students from the New York School of Interior Design. Rado Star Prize The third stateside edition, Rado will host the Rado Star Prize together with WantedDesign. This year’s theme will focus on the concept of “Design Inspired by Nature”- a theme that hopes to explore the influence nature can have on design. The winner and finalists will also be showcased.

WantedDesign Brooklyn at Industry City 274 36th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11232

IC Design Festival On May 19-20 during the IC Design Festival by WantedDesign, the Industry City Open Studios will take place 11 am-6 pm daily. Industry City has become a premiere destination for the international design community, showcasing Brooklyn’s vital importance as a hub for diverse, multidisciplinary thinkers, makers, and entrepreneurs. The IC Design Festival will feature art installations, campus wide activities and IC Open Studios, with more than 100 artists and designers creating work at Industry City.


Couleur As part of Oui Design, WantedDesign co-founders Odile Hainaut and Claire Pijoulat present the vision of three emerging French designers: Julie Richoz, Ionna Vautrin, Pernelle Poyet and the role of color in their work. This exhibition will display a selection of pieces by these three designers, all based around an original and inspiring color palette while giving visitors an opportunity to discover three French rising talents and their sensible exploration of color, its role in the creative process and how it connects with its perception when applied to different materials and textures. The Camille Walala mural is part of Oui Design, a program initiated by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy and its partner the FACE Foundation. Camille Walala Camille Walala is a purveyor of positivity, expressed through vibrant color and bold pattern. Commissioned by WantedDesign and sponsored by Industry City, French artist Walala will create a permanent six-story monolithic mural wrapping the facade of a Industry City Building 1 facing 2nd Avenue. Drawing on influences including the Memphis Movement, the Ndebele tribe and op-art master Victor Vasarely, Walala has an irrepressible enthusiasm for playful, graphic patterns that invoke a smile in all who view them. Design Schools Workshop Every May, WantedDesign brings a group of students from International design schools together to participate in the WantedDesign Design Schools Workshop. Conceived as a collaborative activity rather than a competition, teams are composed of students from different schools and backgrounds. The 2018 edition is the largest one to date with seven participating schools from around the world. The program is an important part of WantedDesign, and has been very successful in promoting the schools, fostering the creation of an international network of young designers, as well as in initiating partnerships between schools and manufacturers. The final selected designs will present their concepts to a jury of prominent design professionals at WantedDesign Manhattan on May 22nd.

Milan Debrief This year’s Salone del Mobile 2018 was filled with designer collaborations, product installations, and design debuts. Relive the magic with us and see the highlights of our client’s amazing work.

Kartell by Laufen



Petite Friture



Arte x Moooi


A Bit About Us Founded in 2009 by Sarah Hamon, S2H Communication is an international press and communication agency based in Paris and Miami (USA). S2H Communication was established to serve the diverse public relations and communications needs of the art and design community around the world. As a boutique agency, S2H Communication takes pride in the ability to connect with its clients on a personal level. Each company member feels a sense of responsibility for your brand and your vision, so everyone is always responsive and attentive to your needs. S2H Communication’s passion, tenacity, and knowledge of the environment allows the company to push all limits and deliver exceptional results based on the clients’ needs. With a stellar reputation, S2H Communication is a company with the skill set to take any idea and transform it into an internationally successful campaign.