We'll admit—the first thing that caught our eye at Wanted Design NYC was the sight of a delicious-looking spread.
Wanted Design launched their first edition during this year's NY Design Week, featuring an inspiring selection of designers and panel conversations. Offering an alternative to the frenetic crowds at the Javits Center, Wanted Design was held in the La.Venue warehouse in West Chelsea, with lower ceilings, nooks and crannies to explore, and overall a more tranquil, meandering experience.
Designers Christiane Büssgen of C4 and Jesús Alonso of 4lonso combined their passions for food and natural materials to create Project Avolution. Christiane, currently the creative director of WOKA, and Jesús, a furniture designer in Mexico, realized that their collaboration could bear fruit upon the dinner table. Jesús designed a set of tactile wooden bowls and a matching cutlery set, while Christiane re-envisioned her favorite fruit, the avocado, into a set of poetic porcelain pieces.
At their table, Christiane served us a petite scoop of avocado atop a crispy water cracker, sprinkled with our choice of salt (smoked salt, sea salt, black salt, or himalayan pink salt). We were charmed.
Tiffany Chu is a designer and blogger based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. With a background in architecture and comparative media studies from MIT, Tiffany has a broad span of design experience including work for Pixar Animation Studios, h2o architectes in Paris,Â The New Orleans Office of Recovery,Â design/build in Cambodia, and field research on street vendors in Vietnam. By day, she currently works as an associate at the design and innovation consultancy, Continuum. By night, she dilly-dallies in internet culture, cartography, hot yoga, and dreams up design-entrepreneurial schemes.