Buried Treasure

IDS Vancouver has partnered with Electric Coffin, a Seattle-based multi-disciplinary studio, to bring the essence of the Pacific Northwest to New York City this May. The installation will be part of WantedDesign Manhattan, a creative destination for the international design community and an inspiring meeting point for designers, manufacturers, buyers, institutions, press and design lovers.

Playing off the heritage and beauty of the Pacific Northwest, IDS Vancouver X Electric Coffin’s installation at WantedDesign (May 19-22) invites visitors to think deeply about the rich, fertile community we are surrounded by. The concept brings to light the exploratory nature of PNW design and how this mentality can result in unexpected “buried treasure.” Environmental inspiration and design thinking come together for an installation you will not want to miss!


About Electric Coffin

Electric Coffin is a multi-disciplinary studio who uses art and design as filters to engage, excite, and craft inspired experiences. The merging of concept and craft is what distinguishes their studio and helps bring their ideas to life. They prescribe to a unique school of thought, where unconventional collaboration and non-linear thinking gives rise to new innovations and thought processes.


About WantedDesign

WantedDesign is a series of international design events, with two marquee events taking place in Manhattan and Brooklyn during NYCxDESIGN, New York’s celebration of global design. With an extensive network of partners in the media, cultural institutions, trade organizations, global design weeks and more, WantedDesign aims to provide a platform dedicated to promoting design and fostering the international creative community at large throughout the year.

Founded in New York City in 2011 by Odile Hainaut and Claire Pijoulat, WantedDesign has is an established supporter of U.S. and international design. Its mission is carried out by welcoming the design trade and design lovers alike to events, conversations, and partnerships and its yearly programming aims to nurture the dialogue around design in New York City and beyond.


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