Exploring product trends, innovations, and connecting the design community on a global scale.

Founded in 2015 by Patrick Abbattista, a Marketer in love with Design, DesignWanted magazine was born in the heart of the design world, Milan, Italy. Its primary mission is to empower the design community by equipping them with the resources and insights needed to facilitate conscious and sustainable advancements for the industry and humanity as a whole.

Communication is strategic for design professionals and companies. Without a genuine commitment to promoting their brand, even the best idea or brilliant insight can risk being overshadowed by those who are more adept at getting noticed. In the market, communicating means existing. And existing is an essential condition for generating new opportunities. It is on this basis that I created DesignWanted, with the aim of increasing the exposure of top-notch projects to benefit the entire industry.”

– Patrick Abbattista, Founder & CEO, DesignWanted

We feed you daily with fresh content, insights, projects and reports about everything happening across the world of design. We seek inspiring stories by rising stars or experienced professionals, read through their words in our interviews to be at the forefront of the industry.

For this reason, we meet people where they are, we scout ideas where they’re born.​ We partner with the main design ​events​ worldwide to bring you the best of the local scenes. Observing trends and scouting the most remote corners of the web: this is our daily routine.

But we might have missed your big story! We would love to see your new project, to hear your opinion and discover your new work. Jump on our submit page and show us what you got: our editorial team will check it out.

Design is more than aesthetics: it is a mindset to solve problems and jump hurdles

Good design contributes to shaping a better world. It always has, throughout history. Design is the concrete representation of how the human species evolves, works, plays, loves, thinks and, ultimately, lives. A quality product embodies different concepts, it’s not just about creativity. It requires a combination of technical knowledge and imagination, deep research and planning, anthropological sensitivity and empathy, consistent testing and experimentation.

Consequently, DesignWanted’s mission is to help making sense of the design world, supporting designers to improve their practice. This is why we are here. Rooted in the Design landscape, we share our personal guidance on what good design is, in order to enable designers to contribute to the progress of humankind on a practical and intellectual level.

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