bring a design souvenir back from new york!

designboom will host a group exhibition of 40 international design professionals from almost as many countries, to introduce new products to the marketplace for the first time. this year in its 9th edition at the ICFF, the international furniture fair in new york, the designboom mart is a unique interactive platform for emerging and established designers to test their new ideas.may 18th – 21st, 2013.





designboom mart new york 2013: call for participation





the designboom mart celebrates its 30th edition!

after new york, tokyo, sydney, seoul, melbourne, stockholm, saint-etienne, valencia, copenhagen, … this unique formula now sees its 30th edition, since our very first mart in new york in 2005.


many talents were discovered in the previous shows who have gone on to become celebrities in the of them is renowned oki sato / nendo who participated in designboom’s inaugural mart at new york’s ICFF in 2005, and he shares his experience on how philippe starck bought one of his first products!






designboom is doing trade shows right. design fairs are a fantastic occasion to reach like-minded people (curators, press, general public) as well as industry professionals. they are all in love with design and want to know the stories behind the ‘products’, they like to shop and the designboom mart is the place to do it.the designboom mart is widely recognized as the ORIGINAL, the first ever design bazaar. in early 2005 designboom created a completely new formula of exhibition and since then we have organized 30 international marts worldwide that combine high-profile design with a popular street market setting, making up the cultural program of trade fairs.




designboom mart new york 2013: call for participation



on this special anniversary edition, we have chosen to do a theme related designboom mart: TRANSITIONwe are looking for objects that blur the boundaries of classification, that merge easily into our daily activities…




would you like to join us? designboom is currently selecting designers. if you are interested in participating at this mart, please email us now!



designboom mart new york 2013: call for participation






what are designboom marts?

designboom marts are an unprecedented opportunity to meet the young designers and become familiar with their work. the group exhibitions see international design professionals personally presenting their wares. (prototypes and/or limited edition pieces) along with, various-samples. the designers have the opportunity to meet and discuss with customers, manufacturers, distributors, press and museum curators – verifying their designs and their packaging credentials. mart visitors can purchase intelligent, useful and quirky items for a symbolic price, anywhere between 10-100 USD (or the equivalent in the currency of where the mart is held, YEN, EUROs etc.).the designboom marts are truly international – designers come from over 30 countries, and partially cover the travel costs through the sales that they make. over the intense days of exhibiting and socializing, designers have the chance to discuss their work with other professionals from different cultural backgrounds.



how to participate please email us a few images of your objects that you would like to bring.


criteria you should keep in mind that the mart is a sales exhibition, therefore you are invited to sell a small amount of (self) produced items – small furniture and lighting objects, priced from: 10 USD – 100 USD objects should be lightweight and easy to carry.


send us your work please send your submissions to: [email protected] subject line: ‘designboom mart new york 2013‘. emails should not exceed 3 MB





designboom mart new york 2013: call for participation




visit the homepage of  new york’s exciting ICFF  – the international contemporary furniture fair!

designboom mart new york 2013: call for participation