WantedDesign Brooklyn will have exhibitions, workshops and panel discussions throughout the week including Outside the Box, Conscious Design, Couleur Exhibition and more.


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Offering a behind-the-scenes look at their creative explorations, more than 100 artists and makers at Industry City will open their doors to the public for a weekend-long open house. The diverse range of creatives represented includes painters, sculptors, photographers, performance artists, stained-glass artists, video artists, textile designers, woodworkers, jewelers, graphic designers, and other makers and manufacturers. To launch the program, The Brooklyn Rail’s Phong Bui will feature a conversation with Carroll Dunham and David Salle on their respective publications.


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Camille Walala is a purveyor of positivity, expressed through vibrant color and bold pattern. Commissioned by WantedDesign and sponsored by Industry City, Walala will create a permanent monolithic mural wrapping the facade of a prominent building at Industry City. 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.


In celebration of the future artisan and maker community, abc carpet & home will host its second annual open call on Saturday, May 19th from 11am to 2pm for decor, furniture, lighting, tabletop, and bed & bath. Taking place during Design Week, abc will be searching for designers and artisans to platform in their Industry City location. Participants will have 5 minutes to show their finished product to abc’s buying team over a 2 day period.


May 17, 6:30p-8:30p: The Design Trust for Public Space and New York City Department of Transportation will host a panel conversation and exclusive tour of their Under the Elevated/El-Space pilot installation below the Gowanus Expressway at 36th Street and 3rd Avenue. The panel will include leading experts and practitioners who are innovating ways to reclaim aging elevated infrastructure and the spaces beneath – or ‘el-space’ – in urban spaces throughout North America.


The Collision Project will be launching three art installations during Industry City Design Festival, including Mural by Lady Aiko, Straker, and Adriana Picker. The Collision Project is a diverse and flexible testing ground for artists and visionaries of all disciplines to collaborate and discover at Industry City.


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  • May 19-20, 11am-3pm: Cooper Hewitt and the Smithsonian Design Museum will offer interactive family programming that expose families to design concepts, tools, and processes. Participants will have the opportunity to explore shapes and patterns as they design a kaleidoscope and prototype a utensil in two unique workshops.


  • May 17-21, 11am-6pm: Kids’ Room by Mathy by Bols – The Creative Factory // Mathy by Bols welcomes kids and families for fun, creative activities. Bring your Young Designers to build houses inspired by Mathy by Bols designs. Come and visit us and get a chance to win the dreamed Tent Bed by Mathy by Bols. Registration on site.


  • May 20, 12pm-4pm: Kids’ Crafternoon with Project Kid! Join author and craft expert Amanda Kingloff in the Mathy By Bois Kids’ Room. Bring your kiddos to craft with Amanda and take home something that your kids will love to make and keep.